Stronger reading glasses after surgery?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by tenplay, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. tenplay

    tenplay Guest

    I had an upper eyelid surgery about 50 days ago in order to increase my
    field of vision. Now I seem to be having a harder time reading with my old
    reading glasses (-1.25) and seem to be able to read more easily using my
    wife's stronger reading glasses (-2.25). Is it possible that removing a
    little of my eyelid could change my vision so dramatically? Or is it just a
    temporary change that will disappear as soon as my eyelids are fully
    recovered? They still are a bit swollen from the surgery. Thanks for your
    tenplay, Aug 18, 2003
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  2. tenplay

    Jan Guest

    I suppose you mean (+1.25) and (+2.25)?

    Is it possible that removing a
    The eyelid maybe has occluded the pupil a little bit before you had surgery.
    If so then this somewhat smaller pupil functioned in the same way as a
    photocamera, that is too say, the smaller the aperture (pupil) the more
    "depth of field"
    After surgery you use the entire pupil again and lose some "depth of field"

    Or is it just a
    Also possible.
    Jan, Aug 18, 2003
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  3. tenplay

    tenplay Guest

    Thanks for both of your comments. Makes a lot of sense. Guess I have to
    give away my collection of reading glasses and buy some stronger ones. It's
    too bad that no one (the opthalmologist and surgeon) informed me about the
    probable loss of acuity after surgery.
    tenplay, Aug 18, 2003
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