Please help me try to make the next better decision, I’m blaming myself for my stupidity, & trying to keep story short. The bottom line of my sorry predicament is, it is almost one month after cataract surgery with bilateral Restor multifocal IOLs, done in early cataract stage because of the enticing suggestion "why not do the surgery now and benefit from not needing glasses or contact lenses", being told I would be fine before my son’s wedding though I asked if I should wait until after it. When my husband asked about risks , the problem I’m having was not mentioned- very reduced sharpness of all near and extended vision, in any reduced lighting; & the less light, the worse it gets, only far distance vision seems to be OK. Any close vision daily tasks and normal functions I previously enjoyed or easily did, even without glasses, are now vastly uncomfortable, blurry and hindered. I had expressed I did not want to sacrifice my near vision. Did I trade being nearsighted for farsighted, with ghosting and worse? I know I’m not going to be able to function like this, and if it doesn’t improve soon, the emotional toll is becoming devastating. I don’t want to take any chances in experimenting with procedures to “fix” this.
What would be the most sensible thing to do? Is explanting before waiting much longer and changing to a different IOL the best hope to improve my vision? I guess I need a second opinion but how do I find an ophthalmologist (NY area) experienced in explanting, what if my current Dr says he has the necessary experience; do I trust him? He has been attentive and responsive, seems to have excellent credentials, and was recommended by another doctor , no reason to doubt his surgical skills, but if the possible risks were glossed over, do I blame him for my bad decision, he seems caring, wants to re-check me now. Was I just unlucky or did I not ask the right questions?