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I am 67 yrs old, I have cataracts both eyes, left eye cataract level 3.5, right eye 2.5, the doctor asked me can you read with out glasses I said yes then he picked nearsighted at -2.50 for monofocal IOL. He says I will be able to read at 16" not more or less without glasses.
He discuss about arm's length he thinks to add from -2.50 to 2.75 so I can read alittle bit closer to 13" without glasses.
Sadly, I know I will not be able to see close up as I can see upclose to 6" without glasses, both eyes are different, left eye at 5" and right eye at 6". I believe it is because with cataract it can cause to have second sight. so maybe I am not really nearsighted??
I am not sure which is best near or far for momofocal IOL.
Right now I can not read without glasses at arm's length and I can take off my glasses read upclose at 6" not farther I need my glasses to read or cook or read computer.
I read some here on this site and find some people prefer far distance rather than near.
I am confused which is best? I don't mind wearing glasses after surgery.
Help me understand what is IOL power, is that RX?
If you choose far distance is it required to add eyeglasses RX on IOL? can you have without eyeglasses rx in IOL? Is the IOL power is same as rx eyeglasses?
I don't understand how it works the IOL power for far distance?
Is it possible to have iol inplanted wthout rx correction and then wear correction glasses?
Thank you, I am just learning and just want to make the right choice.
oh here is my RX
OD Sph -2.75 Cyl -2.00 Axis 070 add +2.50
OS Sph -3.00 Cyl -2.00 Axis 093 add +2.50
Am I myopia? thank you,
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