Shadows to the right
by Edmund L.
(Oxford, Ct. , USA)
I've had cataract surgery in my right eye about 6 months ago. I still have a curtain effect to the right edge of my eye. I've been back to the doctor (who performed the surgery) and she claims there is nothing wrong.
She has said that the light reflecting off the new lens is probably the issue.
My overall distance vision with the eye is good. Only when I try to look behind me is this more noticeable. Most times it is always there even when looking straight ahead.
When looking into a mirror with good lighting as when shaving, it is very noticeable.
I really don't want to have surgery again and am wondering if there is some compensation for this and what my next step should be.
I know this is hard to prove in the court of law, but I am an honest person who would not sue for no good reason.
Is there a financial compensation in store for me and the other cataract patients who experience these problems?
I get the impression my eye doctor wishes I and the problem would just disappear.
What adds to this discomfort is that my out of pocket expense for this surgery is about 2,000 for rental of the hospital room, etc.
I just hope that these symptoms get better for me and all the patients who are going through these dilemmas.
If there is a financial compensation, is there a way to ask the doctor without being labeled as an extortionist or is this a mal-practice issue in which lawyers need to be contacted?