Cataract surgery success criteria

by George
(Hartford, Ct. US)

My impression from the pre-op consultation was that if the procedure went without complications and you healed successfully, then you would forever have the 20/20 visual acuity you tested with post-op. This is because the lens, unlike the original, is synthetic with a fixed correction.
At my 18 month post-op exam, I learned that my numbers were 20/40 and 20/50 and that it was “no worries” since I could still drive legally without glasses with one eye at the 20/40 limit.
It reminded me of the pilots’ criteria of a good landing being any landing you can walk away from.

Comments for Cataract surgery success criteria

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 07, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Crash landing NEW
by: Anonymous

No, not any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. You should be able to see properly. It's not my legs. It's my eyes!

May 07, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Destroyed by cataract surgery-terrible, rude arrogant Doctor also NEW
by: Anonymous

This isn't true in all cases. My surgeon , after 5 weeks of post-op he'll put a contact lens in my left eye( the one he over-corrected- moreso than the other) . It helped a little. Then I tried on a friends glasses and I could actually see objects at the right distance, not distorted,eg. The dr removed the contact,after 3 days, said he had a flight to catch and dismissed me for another month. Again things are too close-up. Distorted-people look like monsters, My Spacial orientation is lacking. I can see blocks away, but anything in my normal living range is huge, too close and distorted. Nightmare. Any comments?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your experience of surgery.