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I think i have made a terrible mistake with my cataract surgery. I am 56 years old and have been mildly myopic with a rapidly progressing cataract in my right eye, and another in the left which is bad but not quite as severe.I have a history of central serous retinopathy in the right and for that reason was told I was not a good candidate for a multifocal lens. I had a monofocal distance lens placed in my right eye 4 days ago and noticed an immediate improvement in clarity; however I cannot see ANYTHING up close with the new lens. Fortunately, for now, my left eye allows me to see up close, although it is a bit uncomfortable. I truly cannot see up close with my right eye at all.
I have been reading these forums and now wish I had gone with a more intermediate type lens, as I cannot imagine needing reading glasses for everything up close, and an inability to focus AT ALL very close. How do you drive and read the dashboard? I am now scheduled to have the other eye done in two weeks, and am going to wait ( I think) Will the near vision in my right eye improve? I realize that it has only been 4 days, and my pupil, for whatever reason, is still slightly dilated.
What are my options? Can I use contacts?I do not like the idea of having one eye set for distance and the other for near vision. It is sort of what I have now and it is uncomfortable. Having said that, my far vision in the left eye is not horrible.In retrospect, I would rather have to wear glasses for distance and driving , than to not be able to see up close at all.
Hopefully the eye will adjust, and I will at least be able to see ( if not read clearly) up close?
Thanks in advance
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