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just giving and update on my condition
originally i had cataract surgery in dec 2017 with a local opthomologist i chose to have multifocal lenses implanted in both eyes, the right having a toric to correct astimatism . i am a previous lasik patient
the first surgery didnt go as expected "the power is off" said the dr. i had a reator 2.5 toric implanted i couldnt see better than 20/60 and had a ghosting effect dr said yes lets proceed to next eye as planned one week later, "i know what to do" left eye done end of dec 2017 never got better vision than 20/50even though he went up +1.0 in power. april 2018 we exchanged right eye with restor 2.5 with a 1.5 power stronger. dr claims to have done few exchanges after initial surgery i still had visual disturbances ghosting and i could see a rim effect that never went away 4 months post surgery dr says lets do yag in left eye then i can have lasik enhancement ...went for lasik evaluation to original lasik center ( millenium) . "yes we can correct distance, but it will do nothing for close up ( whats the point of having multifocal in this case??) go to another catarct surgeon for another opinion on left eye and why i have rim effect and ghosting effects on right eye "slight tilt in right eye , and wrinkles in retina, bag and on cornea . "lets dialate and proceed to yag in right eye" upon dilation, dr says haptic is out of bag cone see me in 4 months see your optomitist in 2 months, also that hes never operated /exchanged a lens in this situatuon i go to another dr for another opinion ( sister company to who did my lasik in 2001, also i know they are @$4k per eye for speciality lenses). this dr has seen and operated on similar situatuons but would prefer to use restor 3.0 toric to bring in reading distance ( there is a lot more to this story than what im typing).
i had surgery nov 1 thursday with dr shatz at sight truat in sunrise florda cost $3750 per exchange i have a thumb drive of my surgery where i can plainly see the old iol 1/2 way out of the bag i can see where the bag (capsule that holds the lens in place) had adheard to itself. the recorded time of surgery was 32 minutes (i arrived at 2:30 departed office at 6) today is sunday and my vision is similar to looking through plastic i am on durezol 2x daily moxifloxon 3x daily ilevo 1x day and natural tears ( refresh or systane preservative free) at least 4x day. my one day follow up went as expected my healing time will take longer than usual dr had to make 3 incisions to complete the surgery . dr also gave the name of an over the counter med to help clear things up a day or two faster as of now i have not bought it i have no pain associated with surgery ( although my shoulders are stiff from nerves) .
all in all im grateful for surgeon and his ability to reopen the bag and get the iol where it ahould be outcomes may not be 20/20 but at least i will not have a haptic floating around in my eye rubbing against the iris anymore which would have caused problems down the road.
im kicking myself for not going to dr shatz firat it is a 3 hour drive from home, so picking convenience over my gut instinct did not pay off in the long run
i will be sending a letter to my original surgeon stating my condition. perhaps i will receive some compensation for all the trouble he has put me though if not, i will know exactly what kind of person he is and will do my best to inform others to stay away from him
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