Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens Implant Haloes

Question: I had ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens Implants after Cataract Surgery a few years ago. A short time later I had YAG Laser done. Right after the ReZoom™ lenses were implanted I could no longer drive a vehicle at night because of all the haloes and difficulty seeing in the dark. I also can see halos during the day wearing sunglasses, but that isn't a problem for me. I also had astigmatism. I am 58 years old now and would like to find a way to have better vision. Please help with any suggestions you may have for me.

Answer: Your situation poses a number of challenges that are not necessarily the easiest to deal with. First, there are in fact some patients who do experience the continued haloes with the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens Implant. Sometimes it is possible to have your Cataract Surgeon prescribe eye drops that can make your pupils a bit smaller and this improves the halo problem. Usually there is some benefit to this but not always. This is a simple first step to explore. In the ideal world you could consider having a Lens Implant exchange whereby your ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens Implants are exchanged and replaced with other Lens Implants-most likely Monofocal Lens Implants and then you would wear glasses to read and for arm's length vision. This would have a high probability of alleviating the halos. In your case, the fact that you have had a YAG Laser Capsulotomy and that it has been a few years since your Cataract Surgery makes a lens exchange considerably more complex and difficult-but not impossible. The most prudent course of action is to schedule a visit to your Cataract Surgeon to discuss these and any other options they may have for you. If they are unable to offer these or other options seek a second opinion with the best Cataract Surgeon you can find in your area.
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