Could see better before cataract surgery

by Mia Deschank
(Pennsylvania)

I was having trouble with bright lights when driving at night and was diagnosed with cataracts. I had cataract surgery on both eyes and was told by the surgeon that I also had astigmatism and he wanted me to pay and have it corrected at the same time. I asked him if I chose not to correct the astigmatism if I would still have the same vision as I had at the time, but minus the cataracts. He told me yes that I would. I could see far away but only had to wear reading glasses for up close. So I just had the cataracts removed, and now, I cant see far away or up close. Also, I see streaks at night from car and street lights in one eye, and am seeing double in the other. He told me that it was my eyes, not anything he did. Now I have to either have Lasik surgery to try to correct the astigmatism, or wear glasses all the time for the rest of my life. He said it is like this because of my astigmatism. Well, I had astigmatism before the surgery and could see better and was looking through two cataracts to boot. I am wondering if he didn't put the wrong lens in or the lens he put in isn't placed right. I have been miserable, can't enjoy anything like I did before, and when I am in a room with others, I cant even make out faces. I go to the eye doctor tomorrow to be examined for glasses. I hope they correct the problems I am having!!

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