I had cataract surgery on one eye on March 4th. After two weeks, my vision is still 20/100 which is worse than before surgery.
A little background. I was very Myopic (20/300). I wore hard contact lenses for 20+ years and then had LASIK surgery in 1998. For the last two years, my vision declined rapidly, requiring a new prescription every few months to compensate. I went to two opthamologists that agreed that the problem was worsening cataracts. My optometrist said it was old age (I'm 62).
My surgeon says that my eye will improve with time, the LASIK causes the cornea to act differently than doing cataract surgery on someone who has not had LASIK. My optometrist says I have the wrong lens and it is so bad that it cannot be corrected with glasses, and it will not improve to anything acceptable over time. His opinion is that my only option is to have the lens replaced. How do I find a doctor that will calculate the lens requirement correctly? I know replacing the lens is quite a bit more invasive than the original surgery, what is the timeline for being able to see and to resume normal activities?