Hello, the good Dr. has a link I am sure that he will post for you to review (I can't seem to locate it now) regarding cataract surgery choices as well as some suggestions he can offer. Good information in that link...read it several times. In my case I had a vitrectomy in my left eye and developed a cataract. Since I wanted to leave my good right eye alone until it needed intervention, my Dr. suggested making my vitrectomy eye (left one) a little nearsighted to be able to work with my right eye. I couldn't be happier with this choice and seeing well with glasses. Have worn glasses since I was six years old and having them actually saved me from injury over the years. Best of luck, Jim
There is no 'best' IOL, no 'best' choice of uncorrected vision after cataract surgery. Please read this link carefully then if you have further questions please post: https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1648102/Consider-ALL-the-Options-Before-Your-Cataract-Surgery-Working-Through-Whats-Best-For-You
Dr. Hagan, many thanks for your article and guidance. I will be having questions for my surgeon.
XLTJIM, thank you also for your encouragement!
Blessings to you both.
@dgsmitty I did virtually the same thing XLTJIM posted, with a vitrectomy in my LE in 2015 followed by cataract surgery in that eye only 18 months later. Has worked out fine that way for me so far.
@xltjim - Is your left eye the dominant eye?
@MrPresley - Is your left eye the dominant eye?
My dominant is right eye. Thanks (again)!
xltjim - Jim, Thanks again for your perspective and input. Your message of "patience" is timely and well received - best of luck on 2/8!
MrPresley, Your experience is most valuable to my learning curve along with xltjim and Dr. Hagan. Your comment regarding taking a conservative approach hit home - thank you.
dgsmitty - My situation is somewhat similar to Jim's. I had an emergency vitrectomy on my left eye (dominant) in April 2018. The cataract developed quickly and I just had cataract surgery three days ago going with the near distance lens. I went back and forth on making this decision. As much as I would have loved to lose the glasses and go with the multi-focal lens replacement, or even the distance lens, it just made more sense for my situation to go with near distance and try to align the prescription with my "good" eye. Plus, I've been nearsighted most of my life and I don't mind wearing glasses (covers some of my facial wrinkles, haha). I can still wear contacts too. Anyway, so far so good. It's actually amazing how clear I can see everything. Most definitely read Dr. Hagan's excellent article (I read it several times!) and go with what you believe will fit your situation the best. Let's us know how it goes!
@MjCg - I really appreciate your perspective and experience as it is in close relation to my own. I've read Dr. Hagan's article a few times already, and will read again a few more - very helpful! I definitely see the value of wrinkle-hiding too (!), and don't at all mind wearing glasses. My question comes with the difference between my good (l) eye, and what will be the repaired eye for distance. From what little I understand, the difference in diopters of my eyes (?) isn't very much so those image size issues may not be a concern, but I just am not sure. I just really desire the best, easiest, clearest result I can get with minimal "fuss" and just do not know the best way to proceed regarding the replacement lens in the corrected/cataract eye.