Iol toric Lens symfony

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Hi

I am 69 had implant symfony toric 4wks ago have opaque vision and shimmering in operated eye did not have it before went back to doc did many tests including retina all is fine is it possible bad Lens ? the Lens is very well centered I have a appt in 4wks with doc would it be possible to change the Lens at two mos or do I need do it now? Tnx

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    My advice to you is deal with it now, I'm no expert but it seems just a victim of a faulty lens. I got my intraocular lens implanted 6 years ago and over the last few months  I have very milky/cloudy/foggy vision. Apparently, they do not risk changing them after some time, of course I'm hoping like anything they will change mine. So my advice to you is don't let it drag on, get it explanted sooner rather than later. 

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      Dealbreaker it sounds like your issue may be PCO what some people call a secondary cataract.  This happens to a lot of lenses with passage of time.  It is when the posterior capsule behind the lens clouds.  A simple laser procedure called a YAG will clear this up.  
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      Sue, they did pco already and didn't work.

      The opthalmologist said that it's the lens.

      I got it done through Optical Express and I'm waiting for them to refer me to their clinical services team.

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      Sounds bad.  Did a quick google on Optical Express - they likely have many offices in different locations - seem they have had their share of legal action taken against them.  
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      Sorry Sue, meant to say in my earlier post that they  carried out yag already and then realised it was not pco. I'm very worried and really hope and pray that the other one doesn't opacify.

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    opaque vision? you can't see out of it?   Shimmering went away for me, ultimately.  Do you find it getting less and less?   

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    I also have the shimmering, but the least of my issues since surgery. Almost makes me nauseous Maybe you should see a specialist? Get a second opinion?
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    Iridodonesis, maybe? I'm 5-weeks post op and pretty sure that this is what I have. There are some good Youtube videos as well. There are a few also where the IOL jiggles but not the rest of the iris. Mine has definitely gotten better (no longer get nauseous) although still somewhat noticeable if I'm reading something relatively close and my eye is moving a lot. Hopefully this will eventually go away completely.

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    Hi Orshulim, I left you a message with a link, that I hope will be useful to you. Good luck and all the best,
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