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.

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May 07, 2017
Crash landing
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
Destroyed by cataract surgery-terrible, rude arrogant Doctor also
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?

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