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  • Water content in intraocular lens

    Hello all! I'm wondering what is the difference between these 3 materials. Why some has a very high water content and other don't. 1) collamer 50% water content 2) hydrophilic acrylic 26% water content 3) hydrophobic acrylic 0% water content  

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  • Thoughts on my choice for monofocal IOLs

    I need to finalise the IOL choice for my right eye in a few days and would be grateful for any last input about my choice for both eyes. My usual glasses prescription is: R: -1.25D, -0.50D x 30°, L: -1.50D, -0.50D x 150°  (+2D reading for 40cm/16" and biometry showed: Left: ...

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  • Cataract surgery and exercise

    My husband had his cataract removed in his lt eye. Everything is going well and it will 4 weeks next Monday. He still has not got his post op appointment  which was supposed to be at 2 to 3 weeks. When I phoned they still do not know when he will be seen. He wants to know whether he can resume his...

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  • M plus X = Best(e)

    November 9, I finally had the last cataract operated on. Now both eyes have the "Oculentis Mplus X" multifocal IOL implanted. The vision is superb!!! Near (7-12 inches), intermediate (12-16 inches) and distance vision is excellent. Night vision is better than when I wore eyeglasses...

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  • Abrupt cataract surgery during ICL surgery,now I am so depressed

    I am 25 years old. I've been wearing glasses since childhood with both myopia and quite a bit of astigmatism. Now that I've reached my mid-20's I decided to undergo vision correction surgery and decided to go with the ICL implantable lens surgery. The surgery was scheduled for yesterday and...

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  • Vision worse after cataract surgery

    72 yo healthy male. Severe glare at night, headlights etc. Day vision fine with bifocals all day. Am now in post op day 3 since placement of Tecnis MF IOL in right eye (first). Vision worse. More blurry and more cloudy than prior. Worse on eye chart also. No problem other the I am very resistant to dilation;...

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  • Eyesight Issues after Cataract Surgery

    I had cataract surgery 1 week ago and the lens fitted corrected my astigmatism. On my follow up appointment 2 days post surgery I was told everything was as expected and my eye was now -1 instead of -5 prior to the surgery. I explained to the consultant that whilst everything was clearer (well it should...

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  • High myopia - after cataract surgery

    I have high myopia (-18 in both eyes) as well as astigmatism, I had cataract surgery in the right eye one week ago. I see distance ok -- still a bit blurry. But I can't read anything!! Everything is blurry. I tried readers of up to 3.5 and still can't read anything. The doctor said to be...

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  • Collamer intraocular lens

    Hello! Unfortunately after 6 months of really disturbing glare, halos, flickering and so on with an Acrysof, an acrylic hydro-phobic intraocular lens implanted in my right eye, I asked to have a lens exchange. I made some research and found several studies suggesting a lens called NANOFLEX made of collamer,...

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  • Lenses to help with nighttime glare

    I had the Symfony lenses implanted in both eyes. I have bad nighttime vision issues   I thought about exchanging them but don't want to risk the uncertain. My daytime vision is excellent. I still can drive at night. I just keep my eyes on the road ahead  and don't look at the headlights....

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  • Cataract surgery

    After having both cataracts removed some months ago, I expected my vision would settle. My optician explained that my brain was trying to adjust and it may take some time. However although I can see well after surgery I have smaller pupils than before, also I have a strange sensation in my head because...

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  • Cataract Surgery Bad Headaches at Temple of eye

    What Could be the Cause of Bad Headaches After Cataract Surgery? I am a 60 year female and just over two week ago I under went cataract surgery on my right eye. I have developed extremely bad headaches behind my eye and reaching out to my temple. It doesn’t seem to go away with normal pain...

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  • Looking for Feedback on Tecnis Symfony

    For those of you that have the Tecnis Symfony lens or lenses, can you read your iPhone?  If so how far away and how clearly?  I'm 32 years old and had my right lens replaced with a monofocal lens two years ago.  My left eye has a cataract that has formed and I'm looking into the...

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  • After Cataract surgery

    Do you have to let the DVLA know that you have had cataract surgery even thought one's eyesight is better than it was previously?  What do others do when filling a renewal form, mine is due soon. C

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  • Hazy after cataract surgery, 2 years ago

    Anyone have this problem years after implants? Seems to be left eye. The right eye had to have laser done after 3 months, then ended up with detached retina & surgery. So that eye is not what it should be. I'm worried about the haziness in the left eye. Can't see an eye specialist...

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  • Blurred vision after cataracts surgery

    My husband had laser treatment in 2003 in both eyes because he hates wearing glasses. Last year he had to have cataracts removed from both eyes  and this has left him with blurred vision and the need to wear glasses all the time. He feels it has been a total failure and is very depressed about it....

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  • Warning from Abbott Tecnis Symfony official brochure

    For anyone considering a Tecnis Symfony lens vs. an aspheric monofocal lens, this is from the Abbott official brochure for the Symfony lens under "Warnings": "The TECNIS Symfony® IOL may cause a reduction in contrast sensitivity under certain conditions, compared to an aspheric monofocal...

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  • Cataracts/Migraines

    What causes post-cataract surgery migraines/headache? I see a lot of people complain about them.. is there anything we as patients can do to help mitigate these risks? Does having a big vision difference between the eyes after cataract surgery relate to this or perhaps say if one was to hold off till...

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  • I've water eyes with very less visibilty

    I had cataract surgery in the left eye last year and right eye also had cataract but very less so doc advised not to have surgery. Just after operation everything was okay but few days later I developed reddish, watery eyes. Slowly and gradually this problem increased and now also eyes waters with some...

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  • Monofocal IOL (Intermediate) + Extended wear contact lenses y

    This site has really been helpful. I’m 50 and scheduled for surgery on my right eye in February with my left eye about 6 weeks later. I was all set to go with a low-add multifocal (Restor 2.5D), until I found this site and have been reading about peoples’ experiences (good and bad) with multifocals and...

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  • Symfony zxt lens issues

    Hello... I just got an appointment tomorrow for a second opinion to find out why the surgeon would put in a zxt300, when my astigmatism is 450 (or that may be 4.5?The optometrist called it 450)... and if there is a reason to do the Yag laser or not?  Not wanting to villainize the surgeon who...

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  • My experience of the Symfony Toric lens

    I have been short-sighted and astigmatic for most of my life. Finally cataracts meant an operation. Before the operation my myopia was -12.50 (right) and -11.00 (left), astigmatism -6 (right) and -4 (left). I agreed to have a Symphony Toric lens - ZXT375 - and this was inserted into my right eye four...

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  • Starburst around all lights at night after cataract surgery

    I am a 35 year old female who has a family history of cataracts on both sides of family at a young age. I had cataract surgery in June and July of 2015 on both eyes and had a monofocal lens implanted in both eyes. I never really had the feeling that my vision was better after either of these surgeries....

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  • Is Symphony for me?

    I have uncorrected vision of 20/380, and a retinal detachement of 1/4 of one eye.  I now have minimal cataracts which do not permit my Optometrist to correct to 20/20.  The eye surgeon gave me 4 options of lenses to insert; symphony is one.  I also l do a lot of photography.  My question...

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  • Symfony lens halos

    This summer I had cataract surgery in both eyes and opted for the Symfony lens implants, including a toric lens in the astigmatic right eye. My experience, two months out in left eye and two months out in right eye: Distance is crisp and colors are sharper. Daytime driving is noticeably easier. Nighttime...

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  • Cataract performance indicators.

     Risk adjusted Posterior Capsular Rupture rate (%It is often suggested that we should seek out a surgeon with an excellent track record in cataract surgery. But how can we do this? Does a UK NHS patient have options? I have noticed that two performance indicators are published by the NHS for cataract...

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