Right eye cataract surgery

by Olcott Burke
(Red Bank New Jersey)

During the preop test procedures, the technicians argued and had problems testing my eye for what lens to implant, using a new piece of equipment. Prior to the surgery, I asked the surgical coordinator if there was any chance the test should be repeated. She assured me, "No problem, the doctor knows everything." Well, finally after months of surgery it seems technicians were not correct. I have nearsightedness in that eye, tested to -2 D and normal vision in my left eye resulting in problems with feeling dizzy sometimes. Glasses help, but God forbid I get up nights without glasses. No response from the doctor.
Not what I expected. I now have to wear glasses not to see but because of the substantial difference in the two eyes. Another doctor tells me the only solution is to have the other eye lens set for nearsightedness.

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