monofocal iol mistake?

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I'm 4 days post- op cataract surgery. My right eye was done 10 yrs ago and is ok considering it has orbital fracture. My left eye which is also my dominate eye was just done. Before the op we discussed iol's. Before leaving I heard him tell assistant -2 iol. Later i was concerned what that meant so started researching. Found that this was a close up reading lens. Called office and asked and confirmed this. Told them I didn't want this and wanted same power as right eye which was distance. Even made appt. with doctor and made sure of change. Later at surgery once again confirmed the lens to be for distance. Now 4 days after surgery. Since 2nd day ive had clear vision from 8 to 24 inches. Can even read very fine print. From 2 ft. on its a blurr. Trying to drive is horrible. Lights are difussed and 3 times large then normal. Since its dominate eye it wants to take over. I have to cover left eye to do anything except read. Doctor says blurr is from swelling etc. but why is there no blurr close up? I believe he implanted the reading lens instead of distance. After all my attempts to make sure. Each day vision stays the same. Am i wrong? Is this normal? Did he make mistake? And if so, can he put distance lens in and take this one out? Seems like the sooner the better before this lens heals into place. Thank you for quick advise.

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    I have yet to be able to see close up. I paid for multifocals, I know he used single vision IOL's. I was supposed to throw my glasses away, never having to bother

    with prescription glasses. But, here I am with $500 prescription glasses. Surgeries

    done in Nov. & Dec. He kept telling me it woud improve, even with lazer treatment. I think I seen him at least once a week after the surgeries. I finally got angry. The last few visits he asks me, with an angry tone "What do you want me to do?" So, with an angry tone of my own, I said " You botched the surgery, I want my money back" and I stormed out of the office. A week later I get a check in the mail, except for the hospital fee. Now I'm waiting to see another specialist to see what can be done, because my right eye is blurry, and I have a dark curtain at the top of my vision. My vision was better before the Cataract surgeries. Maybe your vision will improve. I pray that it will. Good Luck to You.

     

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    It does sound like you had the wrong lens fitted. Luckily, before my op, I was told by a friend that she had ended up with the wrong lens as she said she spent lots of time working on a computer. Now she cannot see well at distance and she would have been happy to wear reading glasses for close up, as I do.

    I would go back and insist now for proof of which lens you have had fitted.

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    ihave had double vision in the eye that i had done in march not double vision all the time but it is very upsetting.  all the doctor tells me is this will go away it may take a littlebit  longer well a week ago i called her and now she says it could go on for 6-8 months well i don'tth ink that is going happen went for a second opinion and he said nothing it figures.  now my regular doctor want to see if she could put a priszm in  the eyeso  it will help to get rid of the double vision.  i don't wear glasses anymore i do see great except when im ove the eye to the right  it does double vision forfew seconds i think these doctors think i am a joke well if nothing gets done this week they will be sorry these are my eyes i had the left one done in february it is fine  a blood vessel in the right eye burst i am so sick of all theses excuses it turns all to the right when i just move my eye.  i am sick of it.  goodluckwithyou    and your eye  i will get thisfixed i promise myself that.

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      So sorry about your outcome.  Please post your results if

      you get it fixed. Hope it all works for you. I always thought cataract

      surgery was so simple. By all the posts, I can see it isn't. I think it's the skills the surgeon has mostly. Good Luck.

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      iwas told that this problems is not monofocal i don't knowif i gotthat right but i am definetely going to get to the bottom of this the doctor who performed this has not called meb ack today but i will keep calling.  ifi do not get any results from her i think my best bet is to go to a lawyer and maybe i will get some results from them. 

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    John I too had a lower strength lens put in my dominate eye and it is a very big adjustment for the brain and to get used to. I had my eyes done 2.5 years ago!!  Also from time to time I get double vision, depending on the position of my head, or if I stare too long at a particular thing.  I have been told that the lower strength (reading lens) should have been put in my weaker eye.  The double vision is because the dominate eye is still struggling to take over and it is also because of the variation in the strength of lens in both eyes.  They do not make it easy for the patient.  My left eye was full of blood after the operation and it has never  really been as clear as the right - sore, blury etc.  No answers, I am told it is fine keep using the drops! 
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    Doctor now admits to implanting the wrong lens after lying to me. When he realized i was a little smater then he thought he refrained from trying to tell me my cateract was so large that it cause my i to become overly nearsighted something they could not have for seen bla bla bla.

    Can you believe a doctor would give a patient false information about a non existant condition just to hide his mistake. Its unethical! Then when he admit the mistake he also said: you'll just have to live with it. And started talking about glasses and so on. When i told him i wanted taken out and replaced before it attached to my eye, (which is about two months), he said oh you don't have very good insurance. They might not pay for excange.

    The world I live in , you make a mistake ,you fix it or you dont get paid at all. This guy wants to be paid for the mistake and paid again for correcting the mistake. There's got to be a law?

    Anyway thank you all for responding.

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      Wow scary!  However, John I wouldn't really want him near my eye again, even if it is at no cost.   Carol

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      John,  My right eye was overcorrected, I could see nothing close & only a little bit far away.  The doctor would not admit his mistake until I complained about the eye strain I was experiencing * that I could not see close or far.  He did tell me they could put in a piggyback lens, which I had implanted on June 23.  I can see better close & far away, but I will still need glasses for driving at night, so the Doc says.  My eyes are still not in sync, as the right one was done for distance  & the left one for close work.  I understand in time that should work it self out.  Also have a great deal of floaters & the right eye is blurry for a few hours in the morning.  Doc says that is due to swelling in the eye.  Good Luck to you John.  I hope you can get your issues resolved.

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    I am pleased that you have a reply now but I must admit that I would not want him doing the op. Mind you if he did a good job, apart from the wrong lens, it should be ok! I guess you are in the USA (I'm in the uk where this is free) but he should be pushed. He would not want to get into an expensive dispute and he will be insured anyway. Push for a correction and hope you are keeping evidence?

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