My new corrective lens placed Jan 30, 2012

by Charles
(North Carolina)

1 - My cornea was scratched during the procedure

2 - this created double vision
3 - double vision continues
4 - ophthalmologist examines; says one of the lens' tail has doubled over, causing double vision
5 - He says my astigmatism has affected my double vision
6 - He also says I have weakened "ligaments" (possibly from my rubbing my eyes) that "allowed" the folding of the lens "tail"
7 - Says replacement would be "difficult", possibly no help

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Jul 20, 2012
Re: My new corrective lens placed Jan 30, 2012
by: Brian Ang

Dear Charles,

I am sorry to hear of your problems after cataract surgery. It sounds like you've had a series of issues. I am not sure if a scratch in the cornea will result in double vision, although having one of the lens haptics ("tail") doubling over possibly could, particularly if it goes over your visual axis.

In your case, I wonder if removing the intraocular lens and the offending tail, and replacing it with a toric lens may be of benefit. But as your ophthalmologist said, doing all this could potentially have no visual improvement either, but have the risk of further complications.

It's a tough one to call.

Kind regards,

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