Latest after cataract surgery problem

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Roy Starrin, Jul 11, 2006.

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    Roy Starrin Guest

    Many of you are familiar with the problems I had when an erroneously
    placed LRI done to my OD incident to cataract surgery 12/12/05
    produced the following kind of Rx history:
    OD Before:  1-27-05   +4.00/-1.25/090 Add +2.50
    OD After      1-05-06    +0.50/-3.00/100 Add +2.25
    Last revision:
    OD Chg. 4-25-06 +0.75/-3.00/099 Add +2.25
    As previously discussed, I had Supralase 06/16/06 to correct (only)
    that astigmatism. This is the first refraction since then
    OD NOW 7-11-06 +0.50/SPH Add +2.25
    A lens is now being made. I fully expect there will be more changes,
    but am certainly happy thus far. I see this team again in September
    for any revisions, but then will immediately be seen by an independent
    OD for his Rx and will be fit and followed by him after that.
    I would expect things to be stable by Christmas. Does that seem
    reasonable to you???
    Roy Starrin, Jul 11, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    Congras! All your cylindar is gone! You are still very slightly
    farsighted so your distance vision wont be quite perfect and you wont
    see a thing from up close. Only 2.25 add? This would be good for seeing
    at intermediate of 2 to 2.5 feet. You may need trifocals or
    progressives with a 3.5 add for reading.
    acemanvx, Jul 11, 2006
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    serebel Guest

    "Congras", the retard is also a cataract expert.
    serebel, Jul 12, 2006
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    Roy Starrin Guest

    My error for not making it clearer. These will be trifocals
    His original script for OD was for a trifocal with a 2.75 add.
    I asked him to change this as OS is a 2.25 add trifocal.
    We will sort all this out as we go, and when both are reasonably well
    stabilized, will adjust the ADDS as necessary.
    I will say however, that (and physics of optics is not my bag) to me,
    as the ADD strength increases, the depth of the "good vision zone"
    seems to decrease, requiring I be very exact where I place my eyes in
    relation to what I am trying to see. I spend many hours at the PC,
    frequently kicked back in my office chair with about 45" eye-to-screen
    distance and my keyboard/mouse in my lap. Right now I am using a pair
    of old executive bifocals from my Navy days which seem to enable me to
    do that.
    I am a bit afraid of progressives, believing the "good vision zone" is
    too narrow. It has been suggested to me that something similar to the
    Sola Access lens could widen this zone and provide me good computer
    vision. Otherwise, I may simply have a pair of executive (full width)
    computer bifocals made.
    But first, gotta get the eyes stable for the primary glasses so that I
    can add self-darkening, etc.
    The rest---maybe next year
    Thanks again to all, for all your help/advice during this ordeal
    Roy Starrin, Jul 12, 2006
  5. Sounds good, but what are the acuities in that eye now? (aided and unaided)?

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jul 12, 2006
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    Roy Starrin Guest

    Define please "acuities" I see about 20/30 in that eye now unaided; a
    little better than 20/20 aided (as seen through that crazy machine
    y'all use with all the dials on it) - If that is what you mean.
    Without the new lens it is hard to tell. My perception is that SPH did
    not change with the surgery which was designed only to correct CYL.
    I have been without a lens in my glasses for OD since the surgery.
    Am doing well. Will often watch the TV w/o glasses.
    And, best of all, the earth is flat again, and I seem to have normal
    depth of field.
    And special thanks to you who gave me the best advice of all - get an
    independent OD you have confidence in to go over your eyes - and
    follow his advice. I did; it worked. He sent me to the most recent
    surgeon who used his method to correct the mess made by his
    predecessor. As soon as the current "team" sees me again in mid-SEPT
    I will take that refraction to that optometrist for his information,
    but let him really do a refraction. Then he will continue to follow
    and prescribe for my new eyes.
    Roy Starrin, Jul 12, 2006
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