Has anyone else had piggyback surgery for halos?

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had IOL surgery 6months ago. Now I have bad halos he wants to do a piggyback lens which may or may not work.has anyone had it does it work?

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    I had halos, rays and glare as well a flickering on the left side of my field of vision. A  (2nd opinion) surgeon thought the piggy back might help the halos, rays and glare, but doubted that it would help the flickering, which has about the most annoying of my symptoms. I went ahead with the piggyback and afterwards (surprisingly) the fickering was way reduced, but the rays halos and glare were (if anything) worse. That was over a year ago now and I'm still trying to figure out whether anything else can be done. A lens replacement seems a possibility, but after so long may be too risky. Plus still have to decide what to do about the 2nd eye which has not been touched, that has a worseing cataract.

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      My dr gave me brimonidine tartrate works good for the halos so maybe I will just stay with that. I am so afraid of another surgery!
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      "Don't do IOL"?

      I and practically everyone posting here already has an IOL implanted.

      So what do you mean, one particular IOL?

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      I tried brimonidine and it did work to some extent, but since it shrinks your pupil, it reduces your night vision.
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    I had a piggyback lens inserted because they botched the prescription that they put in my right eye.  I had no close vision & could not see very well for distance.  After much complaining they admitted that they overcorrected my right eye.  The vision is better but it still is not perfect.  I am going to see if they can also put one in my left eye because they botched that prescription also, but it is not as bad as the right eye was.

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