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iol sn60wf stillissues with light on the side

I am still having  issues it is 3 weeks now. Vision is 20/25 and that was target and the car headlights at night are tolerable but this issue with light on  the side is unchanged. Any light source  towards the L. ear is causing problems. I feel blinded  unless I turn my head and the eye feels very  irritated  when this is happening. The only way I can avoid  it is to wear reading glasses on my nose and that seems to block the light from the side or I wear  lightly tinted  sun glasses inside. I believe it is happening with the light in front as well but the big issue is the side light and occasionally I see a dark line but not always. I do feel my vision is being stopped on the left but that is not the fact as if I wear sun glasses I have vision on that side.

Will this stop? Is this a mis- placement  - a measuring error - a time will heal situation? It has been  3 weeks. Also I do try to not close one eye and the other as I want the eyes to work together  but if I do look at the TV (8ft) away & there is text - my newly done eye sees blurry & then focuses in consistently. Is this normal or is  this a aspheric issue? I was told the IOL  is in the bag but I recall reading that even if in the bag an aspheric may be off set.
I had pain in one spot for over 3 years with my 1st IOL but the vision was perfect. The pain eventually subsided. My dr. felt it was the haptics and I was sensitive to it and thankfully it subsided.

My regular opth does not work with this lens and i have had 2 different surgeons for these IOL's and I would deeply  appreciate your feedback as  I experienced nothing like this before.


Peggy
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Hopefully the symptoms will resolve over time, as occurred with the other eye.  The brain has a great capacity for neuro-adaptation, so symptoms do tend to lessen with time.  A second opinion from an expert cataract surgeon may help.  The issue may not be with the IOL but with the ocular surface, if there is a problem with the tear film.
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Thanks so much for sharing - it is  the corner of the outer edge of the eye and the light must flood in causing me to not feel it - but to sense it & respond to the glare as it washes things out or makes me feel that I can't see to the side.
It is strange as I can see if I turn my head slightly or wear tinted glasses. He tried another drop yesterday but things became blurry and  headlights/ street lights became horribly distorted again (that was finally resolving).  I won't take the drop again as it clearly did  not help plus I could not drive or work with that side effect.He said that the steroid and anti inflam drops ( I am still taking) sometimes cause strange things with the cornea and this may resolve when I stop tkg. them. I am weaning off now.  I have read people post about similar things with this lens but  I am hopeful this subsides because one of the great things about the lens is it's reducing glare. My other eye does not respond to glare at all. I once read an article by a surg. who did an explant due to glare but I am beginning to see well (other than the glare) and that seems extreme. It starts t hurt or get irritated by the glare as well. I try to avoid this but is is difficult.  

Peggy
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FWIW, since no one has posted yet....  I have the SN60WF iol lenses in both eyes.  One has been in 2 weeks; the other, 8 weeks.  The first week or so there was a jiggling shimmer in both lenses off to the sides, but that went away.  Now there is an arc of white light on the edges when a light comes from the very far right (or left) and I move my eyes to the extreme opposite direction.  I don't think that will go away, but it doesn't bother me 'cause I don't have to do that very much.  

I also had post vitreous detachment (PVD) in both eyes about 2 years *before* surgery.  This caused flashing arcs of white light on the outer edges of vision, but only at night with streetlights coming from the side. This has never gone away yet and probably won't.  So I wrote mine off to a combination of the IOLs and PVD.  But I never had circles that went all the way around or any of your other symptoms.  Hope you get it resolved.  
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I hope that once you are done with all the drops and your cornea surface is completely healed that the glare symptom will go away.

In the meantime, is it possible to wear sunglasses w/ very wide temple pieces, or other sport type sunglasses with a wraparound feature to keep glare from the far side angle from affecting your vision so much?

I got a pair of (nonprescription) sunglasses for bicycling because the wind was bothersome to my contacts.  The plastic lenses fit quite close to my face and really cut out the light and air coming from the side.  I got them at a general purpose sporting goods store.

Some fashion sunglasses these days also have very wide temples pieces, so they effectively block a lot of light coming in from the side.  However, having tried these too I find one drawback to that style of sunglasses is that they also block one's peripheral vision which is not good for driving.  If I ever wear them when driving I have to turn my head a lot to see objects in the periphery.  

Good luck; please keep us posted when you are weaned off the drops and can evaluate how much of the glare is still there.  
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Thanks - yes glasses even my small readers on my nose seem to block the light that is in a problem area and I do that much of the time for comfort.

Peg
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