Monday, May 14, 2012

Toric Lens Implant Problems

Question: The toric lens implant for astigmatism after cataract surgery did not work properly and the glasses which were fitted do not correct the vision problem. What are the options now?

Answer: It is impossible to know what your options are as you do not indicate what you mean when you say that the toric lens implant did not work properly. How do you know that the toric lens implant is the problem and not some other aspect of the Cataract Surgery itself or your eye anatomy that is causing you whatever problems you are having. If the problem were entirely due to the optics of the toric lens implant, it is most likely that your vision would still be correctable with eyeglasses-but you do not even indicate whether distance, near or other vision issues are bothering you. If you are dissatisfied with your Cataract Surgery results then you need to discuss this with your Cataract Surgeon. If you are unhappy with your Cataract Surgeon then you need to find the best Cataract Surgeon in your area and schedule an appointment for a second opinion to determine your options.

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