Saturday, July 16, 2011
As some of you know, I have been unhappy with the results of my cataract surgery. I need to clarify that some so there is no misunderstanding.
First, the surgery was successful, healing was quick and good, no infection and only one minor problem during the healing, resulting in some annoying floaters. My vision in both eyes is now 20/20.
The problem is, that the surgery on the left eye was to make it good for near vision. Since my previous cataract surgery on the right eye, I had been using "monovision" successfully. No glasses necessary for the first time in 58 years. The right eye could see at a distance and the left eye up close.
The cataract surgery was planned to have the same result, but without that pesky cataract. A couple of months after the surgery, I realized I could see very well at a distance, but could not read without a magnifying glass.
My optometrist recommended glasses, which I ordered. I thought that in order to solve the problem, I would need additional surgery which I was not willing to go forward with. I did then call my surgeon's office for an explanation of how this had happened. They scheduled an appointment and explained that even a slight difference in placement of the new lens can result in unexpected results. They offered to do a lasik surgery at no cost to me to correct the problem. I have scheduled that for later in the month after I move. I will need to come back (6 hour drive), spend a night, have the lasik, be checked the next morning and then return to my new home. The optometrist has agreed to replace the left lens in the glasses to fit the change. also at no charge.
Even with this problem, I would still highly recommend my eye surgeon and would not trust my eyes to anyone else!
Take good care of your eyes, Sparkies!
PS I used spell check and it wanted to change Lasik to "luncheables". That would certainly have changed the intent of this blog!