Cataract lens replacement for near or long distance vision?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by CarlosWA, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. CarlosWA

    CarlosWA Guest

    I am having a cataract removed in my right eye as a preliminary step
    to the removal of a wrinkle on the retina (macular pucker) of the same
    eye. My left eye has an incurable very small blurred spot right at the
    center of vision.

    The doctor said that since only the rigth eye needs the cataract
    removed he will set the correction on the lens to be slightly less
    than 20/20 for long distance vision. Otherwise I am likely to see
    double because the left eye will not be matched to the right eye.

    Although most of my time is spent on desk and computer work I can
    understand that having better long distance vision without glasses is
    probably better than having better reading vision without glasses.

    My questions are:

    Since I was always able to see well for reading and other close work
    without my glasses I am wondering if new glasses will properly correct
    my reading vision.

    There will be an interval of about 8 weeks between the cataract and
    the wrinkle operation. Will temporary reading glasses allow me to do
    desk work until the wrinkle is removed and I can then be measured for
    new permanent glasses?

    Txs, Carlos

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    CarlosWA, Jan 13, 2004
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