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I've had a cataract on my right eye for a few years already. There hasn't been any significant changes in the last few years, it just does not get any worse. I've pretty much learned to live with one good eye, and the other one, that is I'd say at about 30-40% of its full capability.
There is a very mild cataract on the left eye too, which does not bother me at all, I can't even notice it. It's also been status quo for years. I'd like to have surgery on my bad (right) eye, but I'm not sure what to do exactly.
My prescription glasses are -3.25 L and -4.0 R, progressive lenses. So there is no way to "zero" the right eye, without having the surgery on the good left eye too, because of vision imbalance (anisometropia). So, as my ophthalmologist says, I have 2 options. Either I have surgery on my right eye only, and bring the prescription to about -2, or I "zero" the right eye, and have another surgery a month later, on the "good" left eye, bringing it to zero as well. Obviously, the first option would require me to keep on wearing glasses, and the second, if everything goes well, might get rid of the glasses, with the exception of the need for reading glasses.
Frankly, I have no idea how to proceed. I was postponing going to the surgery, thinking that my good eye will start developing cataract more rapidly, and I'd have to have both done. But the way it is, I just don't know if I should only have an operation on the eye that needs it, and leave the other one as is, at the same time leaving the idea that one day I could throw away my glasses.
Any feedback will be highly appreciated, especially if you have, or had the same dilemma: surgery on one eye only, or both, even the one without cataract.
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