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I've been doing some research on target vs actual refractive outcomes after cataract surgery. It seems that most outcomes are within 1 (either plus or minus) of the target and around 50% are within 0.5 of the target.
What I can't find is whether most were plus 1 or 0.5 or minus 1 or 0.5 from the target.
So for example, if your surgeon was aiming for refractive outcome of -2.00 and you ended up with -1.50 then it was plus 0.5 from target and if you ended up with -2.50 then you were minus 0.5 from target.
I want to find out if more people are coming out plus target or minus target but I can't find that information.
I have to make a decision about my second eye (which I've finally decided after much agonising and changing of my mind to have slightly myopic so that I can have blended mini monovision for close and intermediate).
Not sure what my right eye has come out at yet as it's only a week since I had it done - my surgeon aimed for near vision which is exactly what I have but I don't know what he actually aimed for in dioptres or what I actually have. I will ask at my check up tomorrow.
I'm just curious to know if people ended up with plus or minus what the target was as that may give me some indication of what I may end up with in my second eye if there's a clear bias one way or the other.
I'm trying to figure out if I ask my surgeon to try for -0.75 am I likely to end up at -0.50 or -1.00?
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