Post Cataract Surgery

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by DJ, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Had cataract surgery 9 months ago. Can't read for any length of time
    without vision blurring. Can close either eye and read perfectly with
    the open eye. Doctor says problem stems from difference in eyes
    following surgery: Right: +3.00 - 1.75 x 078 and Left: +0.25 - 1.00
    x 110. He says problem will resolve when I have the second eye
    operated on, but does not recommend doing that at this time. Used to
    love to read, but no longer. Any suggestions? Time to get a second
    opinion? Thanks for any advice.
    DJ, Mar 16, 2007
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  2. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Thanks for your response. I can read comfortably for extended periods
    of time with either eye, but somehow thought that covering one eye
    would put too much strain on it. Will give your suggestion a try and
    see how I make out. Thanks again.
    DJ, Mar 17, 2007
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  3. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Thanks for your response. Have never worn contacts and am not wild
    about starting now, but I sure miss my reading. Think I will find
    myself a local optometrist and give the contact lens options you
    suggest a try. Thanks again.
    DJ, Mar 17, 2007
  4. DJ

    Dan Abel Guest

    I've been there and done that. Three suggestions:

    1. Put tape on one lens of the glasses.

    2. Wear a patch on one eye.

    3. Switch to contacts. They don't have this problem.

    The other thing is, your brain may adjust to this condition, by ignoring
    the vision in one eye.
    Dan Abel, Mar 17, 2007
  5. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Thank you. I plan to give the contact lens approach a try.
    DJ, Mar 18, 2007
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