Interestingly, I have a monofocal AMO AR40e lense in the left eye. It is supposed to be relatively benign WRT dysphotoposia due to the Opti-Edge however, I suffer extreme positive dysphotopsia from it as well as some negative. Had a YAG laser treatment to no avail. As for you I've had to curtail driving at night as it's often too dangerous 'cuz all I see is the glare halos and starbursts. Wish I had left my cataracts as they were. Good luck.
Please use the search feature and archives to read the extensive literature on problems with the ReStor and ReZoom lenses.
PLEASE NOTE: I am involved in a study with two University of Kansas physicians on what may be your problem. That is people that have a crystalens, restor or rezoom put in their eyes and who have negative or positive dysphotopsia and blurred vision and end up being referred to a neuroophthalmologist for tests like MRI, CT sometimes arteriograms WHEN THE PROBLEM IS USUALLY THE IOL.
This is not widely recognized by ophthalmologists and not known well at all by neurologists and non-ophthalmologists MD.
I'm not saying you shouldnot see the neuroophthalmologist but your description fits many we've had here.
WE ARE ACCUMULATING CASE REPORTS FOR THIS STUDY. IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE CALL MY OFFICE 816 478-1230 AND LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. YOUR NAME WILL NOT BE USED. AGAIN WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD BLURRED VISION OR VISUAL FIELD DEFECTS OR DYSPHOTOPSIA WHO HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO NEUROLOGISTS/NEUROOPHTHALMOLOGISTS AND RECEIVED AN EXTENSIVE WORK UP ONLY TO FIND OUT ITS THE INTRA-OCULAR LENS CAUSING THE PROBLEM.
John C. Hagan III MD
I get the feeling that your surgeon is not comfortable (or experienced?) at explanting an IOL. In this case, he should refer you to a surgeon who is experienced with this procedure (probably a senior doctor at a teaching hospital). There have been some recent posts from people who had their ReStors explanted and replaced with a monofocal IOL, with excellent results. (Try finding posts from londonbridge, or send her a private message.)
Do you know if you have clouding of the capsule? If you do, you will need a YAG capsulotomy. I have two Restor IOL's and my left eye was not clear and got worse over time, until I had the YAG. Now it is very clear.