Anyone have Second surgery to remove first IOL& replace.

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My apsle was punctured during surgery. The IOL is sitting on top not inside the capsule. Now after (Dec.2016) surgery I have a black curtain coming down from the top of my eye. Enough to be notice & annoying. Now Dr. wants to go in & replace the lens to just a clear lens. I had multifocal IOL's put in but didn't work. I still have to wear glasses. The eye is also a bit blurry.

Has anyone had a second replacement? I understand it's a big risk, could cause blindness. And if it was going to be done, it has to be within 3 months of first surgery. It is now more than 5 months. I wish someone out there could shed some light on this. I've been reading all the comments, it helps to know I'm not the only one with problems, some are worse than mine. But no one has said they has second surgery.

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    As I said in the past I have had lots of problems after my cataracts were removed, I had both my cataracts removed in Feb of this year and I had to have Laser surgery after the cataracts were removed which was extremely painful for me and they say there is no pain in that type of surgery, well to answer your question I was told enough stuff done to the eyes because each time something was done my eyes got worse.  I have to live with my eyes now, before surgery my eyes were almost perfect.  Sorry to hear that you are having problems.
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      It sounds like your eyes are worse than mine. My one eye is ok with glasses but the other one is blurry because of that dark curtain at the top.

      I don't want another surgery to replace the first IOL. So much could go wrong. My vision was better before surgery also. But I would have to have had it done sooner or later. Hope your vision keeps improving.

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    I had mine replaced just last week. My original surgery was in October 2014 well past the three months you spoke of. My vision immediately after the replacement was very very blurry, but is improving. At my follow up visit doc. Said there was swelling which would cause my vision to be blurry. I had something called Z syndrome which means the lens was no longer in the correct position. Which interfered with my vision. I don't know where you live I live in the Chicago area. My next appointment is tomorrow. If I can answer any other questions please ask.
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      I hope your vision completely improves.

      In my post it should have been (capsule was punctured) The lens is sitting on top, it could't be inside because of the puncture. So that's why it moved. I hate the thought of another surgery. And the dark curtain started after I had laser done due to being blurry. It's still blurry even after laser. I'll ask about the Z syndrome. I still need a second opinion. I did see another Dr. but he didn't know what it was. Wondering if your IOL was without complications or did something go wrong in first surgery? Were there any problems removing the lens?

      I understood that scar tissue grows around the edges of IOL & difficult to remove after 3 months. That's what I read. Thanks for input.

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