To: Ray T Oyakawa, MD and Michael J Kutryb, MD and any other MD who wishes to advise,
I appreciate the wealth of knowledge shared by the professionals and the patients on this site.
A few questions I have:
Is it possible to have good distance vision with the Alcon toric lens when one has modified or mini-monovision -- i.e. if surgical eye is corrected to "plano" and the second eye is corrected to the mini-vision. Or can one only get good long distance vision (15-20 feet, reading street signs, watching a play) if one has both eyes corrected to "plano" or if a different lens is used -- e.g. one chooses a non-aspheric lens or a more standard lens?
In your experience with the Alcon toric lens (versus other lens options), is achieving a desired target of “plano” for good long distance vision difficult to attain? If a target of 2 meters is chosen is that close enough to “plano” to give good long distance vision and avoid the risk of “overcorrecting”? Could a person end up with "good computer vision" when the goal was "good long distance vision" and that patients can end up with varying results as on a bell curve.
If one is considering a IOL explant/exchange on the surgical eye, is it advisable to “redo” the biometric measurements (especially if there was a difference between the 2 eyes).
Would Lasik be more advisable than "lens exchange" to correct the vision to "plano" in the surgical eye? Assuming the person is a good Lasik candidate.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, rsdixon