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Hi everyone- yesterday morning I had my 2nd cataract surgery. Chose same IOL as first eye Technis Symfony extended depth of focus lens.
After surgery all was very blurry and light refracted off every light source in weird angles. Basically after taking the Ativan prior to surgery I spent rest of day and all night asleep till post op visit this morning with my surgeon. What a difference a day made. I could see very well today. My 1st eye operated on 6 weeks ago tested 20/20 (post op I read 30/30 but missed 2 letters). I could read line under that one but wasn't asked to test for that. Newly operated eye missed 3 letters in 20/20 line but once it settles I'm sure it will improve.
Two eyes reading together did well. (wasn't tested for that after first op as my surgeon says Symfony does that better together). I could read all the way down reading chart except last line. I can read at 13 inches away which surgeon found to be excellent. He will see me in 6 weeks once both eyes are settled.
As for night vision haven't yet been outside after dark with both Symfony eyes. I did have a discussion with my surgeon. He says it is normal with overhead street lights night driving would be better than dark highways. He mentioned younger patients eyes dialate more than older ones which would make glare from headlights bigger. This could improve as I age. Also he doesn't believe the concentric circles disappear- it may be as I get used to seeing them I will tune them out over time. Although he didn't say prior to my surgery he said this is the lens he would choose for himself. I asked about the newer lenses in the pipeline (LAL - light adjustable lens) and he said they aren't proving to be the breakthrough yet.
Sitting in waiting area with same patients yesterday for surgery most had monofocal lenses. 2 ladies were asking about mine as I wasn't wearing glasses and texting on my iPhone. I said I could see gone without glasses. Both said even with their arm outstretched they could not read their iPhone or iPad. At 2 feet outwards things were clear. They didn't know their lens type though. Perhaps not all
Monofocals are created equal.
Anyways so far so good one day after surgery I am happy with the results. Unbelievable to walk around and be able to read everything see vibrant colours. Hopefully get on with life again!
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