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Symfony lense post op problems

I am 3 days post op from Symfony RLE in my right eye. My near vision is great but have almost no distance vision - maybe 5 or 6 feet and everything is blurry. Halos when driving at night are ridiculous. If I close my left eye when driving it's as though I'm looking through about 3 coke bottle bottoms. Wondering if anyone has had this experience. I'm scheduled for the left eye this Friday but at this point will be cancelling. If the left turns out like the right, I'm sure I'd be declared legally blind with both eyes like this
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If your near vision is good without glasses then your distance vision should be improved with glasses for myopia or nearsighted. Sometimes swelling of the cornea makes the eye temporarily myopic and the distance vision gets better over a week or two. The important thing to know is if the near vision is good glasses will help the distance vision. Don't do your other eye surgery until you are happy and pleased with this first eye surgery. If you end up more myopic than expected adjustments will need to be made in the calculations for what power IOL to use in the second eye.
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Aside from temporary reasons your vision might be off at first as the doctor noted, there is the potential the lens power is off and left you nearsighted. There isn't an exact formula for determining lens power, it is an estimate best on statistics of eye measurements of past patients. Its usually fairly accurate for those with low prescriptions (but not always) but there is more of a risk of it being off for those with high prescriptions.  During the first few weeks of healing the lens can move a bit inwards or outwards, making you more or less myopic, so they wait to be sure it is stable before figuring out how to address the situation. Usually for small errors they use a laser enhancement.

During the first few days after surgery, especially if there is still healing going on, there is more of a risk of temporary visual artifacts at night that are likely to go away. Most people don't have such visual artifacts, though sometimes it can take several weeks for them to subside (with any model of IOL) so there is no reason to panic yet.

If you have good vision at *any* distance, that means glasses/contacts can correct your vision and so you aren't in any way "legally blind", merely experiencing what highly nearsighted people live with when they aren't wearing correction. Before my surgery my nearsightedness left my best focal point at about 6.5 inches or so for my best eye. Obviously the point of RLE is to not need to wear correction, so if the issue doesn't resolve presumably you'll get a laser enhancement to correct it.
Actually I compared it to "highly nearsighted" due to the "legally bind" reference and the "no distance" vision, but the reference to things getting blurry from   5 or 6 feet outwards  suggests it might only be what a fairly mildly myopic person experiences (depending on what you consider "blurry"). I'm guessing you were never nearsighted (or just barely), but either farsighted or didn't need glasses before you developed presbyopia and sought RLE?
My RX....OD +1.75  OS +2.25.
I didn't mention that I have a "strobe light" effect in my right periphery that I THINK has slightly improved since surgery but is still there.
I really appreciate both of you addressing my concerns. I've been really stressed about this all week.
And my add was +1.25 bilaterally
If your glasses RX was +1.75 before surgery that doesn't give much useful information. If +1.75 is your refraction after surgery (which I'm sure it isn't since you see at near) then you were undercorrected. I suspect when they refract you you will be myopic.
I'm guessing that was your pre-op prescription, which indicates you are farsighted, which means you likely always had good vision at distance even without correction since your eyes could accommodate, and even close up until you got older. So you are likely going to be less tolerant of blur than nearsighted people who dealt with it whenever they weren't wearing correction. That suggests the likelihood that your description of blurriness just means you are mildly nearsighted (even if it doesn't seem mild to you, mild in terms of the number of diopters your lens power is off)  if the issue doesn't resolve after more healing, that you might just be left myopic to a small degree, and small corrections with a laser are more accurate than larger ones.

The odds are the strobing effect is something related to initial healing that'll go away, e.g. perhaps due the lens still healing in place in the capsule and until then moving a bit with eye movements and jiggling (strobing). There are rare other issues but there is no reason to suspect those when the odds are its something minor that'll improve quickly.
Yes that was my pre-op Rx. I see my surgeon tomorrow. I do think the strobing has improved a little more but still there. Still very blurry - I would think they will correct that tomorrow - I hope.  Just want to say again how great it is that both of you are so helpful to people that are struggling with these issues!!
Okay so remember to ask for refraction. If minus lens make your see better at distance the problem can usually be dealt with reasonably easy.
So...saw the optometrist and surgeon today. They  were both quite adamant that everything I'm experiencing is normal. My Blurry distance can be corrected with Lasik however it's too soon to do that. I was not comfortable  doing the second Eye today,  as I said before if both eyes end up being blurry I wouldn't be able to work or drive or basically function at all. They were all for doing  The second Eye today but said if I was uncomfortable with that there was no harm in waiting until the first Eye had settled, it will just be a longer process.
Saw the optometrist and surgeon today. They were both adamant that everything I'm experiencing is completely normal. The strobing and halos will significantly decrease. I still wasn't comfortable doing the 2nd eye because if it turned out the same, I wouldn't be able to drive or work.
They said I'm a little under corrected and that can be easily fixed with lasik in a couple months so I chose to delay the 2nd eye until I'm happy with the first one.
Okay well best of luck
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