Prescription after cataract surgery

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by cdavis, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. cdavis

    cdavis Guest

    How often does it occur that a person is given cataract surgery and
    they end up with the same eyeglass prescription and visual acuity as
    they had before the surgery?
    cdavis, Mar 30, 2007
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  2. Around zero. Probably the only way this can happen is if they missed
    the cataract all together and operated on the nose instead...
    William Stacy, Mar 30, 2007
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  3. is there a cataract to be removed in the other eye?
    how strong is the prescription?
    contrast sensitivity function can be improved with only slight changes
    in measured acuity (snellen),
    michael toulch, Mar 31, 2007
  4. cdavis

    cdavis Guest

    I'm not sure what the other eye has to do with it nor the strength of
    the prescription. I had good color, contrast, and brightness both
    before and after.
    cdavis, Apr 1, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    The amount of correction after surgery can be negotiated between the
    patient and the surgeon. I've had two cataract surgeries, and as my
    doctor said, he's putting in an IOL, and he can put in whatever I want.
    Some patients have no clue, and so the doctor decides. As far as visual
    acuity goes, that's the whole point of doing this. If it isn't going to
    improve visual acuity, why do it? Of course, surgery has risks, and
    it's possible that it just fails. Some people end up going blind.
    Dan Abel, Apr 4, 2007
  6. cdavis

    cdavis Guest

    Well, I would have negotiated with the surgeon but he never asked me
    and I didn't know I could ask him. I have been going over my records
    and my best corrected visual acuity before surgery was 20/25 in that
    eye! There was not a reason in the world to have cataract surgery, the
    doctors said I needed it. Was that because I had very good medical
    insurance or my willingness to pay out of pocket any "extras"? Now I
    see that I have been made a fool of. I don't think I had a cataract in
    that eye. I don't think I actually have an implant in there. Bye and
    bye, over a few years time, they just kept giving me less and less of
    a prescription in there so that they could tell me my eye was getting
    "bad". If I go back to an old pair of glasses, I have excellent
    distance vision with +1.25 but they had been bringing me down to +.5
    and even to -.50 and I, being the fool that I was, believed these
    licensed "professionals". What a scam to acquire repeat business and
    then to throw surgery in on top of that!
    cdavis, Apr 4, 2007
  7. cdavis

    cdavis Guest

    cdavis, Apr 4, 2007
  8. Dr Judy wrote:
    If your glasses before surgery were +1.25,
    Assuming they actually removed the lens. Nobody here can say for sure.
    He should drop in on a neutral O.D. and have him/her take a quick look
    at what's in or not in the posterior chamber...

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, O.D., Apr 5, 2007
  9. cdavis

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear CDA,

    A true professional ALWAYS has the obligation to
    DISCUSS alternatives for you -- and the reasons for

    If he is too "busy", then he should provide "informational"
    sites that will discuss your alterantives.

    It should NEVER be his decision to operate. But
    rather, your decision AFTER reviewing the
    information that you can obtain.

    I think that is the reason you believe you have been

    This is a "failure to communicate".


    otisbrown, Apr 5, 2007
  10. cdavis

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Alternatives that have been PROVEN to be both SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.

    No others.
    Neil Brooks, Apr 5, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Dan Abel, Apr 8, 2007
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