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I saw this post in these forums-
Here in Canada the wait time between surgeries for cataracts is 4 weeks - 6 weeks apart. The surgeons want to know where first eye ends up so they can make adjustments to the target of second eye.
Sounds good, but in the 5 weeks inbetween my surgeries I think the first eye that was done was only checked 1 day and 1 week after surgery. Usually you have a 1 month check but I didn't on that first eye. It was checked the day after my 2nd eye surgery , so 5 weeks from the first surgery.
I was supposed to have them 2 weeks apart but had to reschedule due to a bad cough. Still, if I'd had it done 2 weeks after the first , as planned , they wouldn't really have known yet where the first eye "ended up." to be able to make adjustments. I'm guessing they usually see changes/improvements in the month post-op visit from the 1 week post-op visit . I have no problems with mine but I think I'd advise others to wait 5 or 6 weeks in-between surgeries.
However I do understand that some have trouble during that in-between time. I found I could wear one contact and be okay , but when I tried my glasses (one lens had been replaced with clear glass) it was very disorienting. I think it was because my first eye done was done for near vision, the contact Ii had in my 2nd eye was for far vision, but my glasses were multifocals.
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