Monday, July 9, 2012

ReSTOR® Lens Implant & Blurry Vision

Question: I had cataract surgery 7 days ago with the ReSTOR® Lens Implant and have blurry vision. In spite of my cataract surgeon saying I have 20/20 vision, I still cannot see clearly. Things are fuzzy: I cannot see clearly at any distance. I had the ReSTOR® Lens Implant because it's supposed to give you "sharp/clear" vision. Shouldn't I have that sharp/clear vision now in that eye? I understood, by the brochure and other information given to me that I would. What do you think could be wrong?
Answer: It is impossible to know why you have blurry or fuzzy vision after Cataract Surgery with the ReSTOR® Lens Implant. It could many factors related to the Lens Implant itself in terms of its optics, position, general design or perhaps residual refractive error such as astigmatism or aberrations. It also could be due to factors related to the Cataract Surgery itself or could be due to the health and condition of your eye itself-especially the Macula. There is no way to tell and you should consider getting a second opinion from another Cataract and Lens Implant Specialist if you are dissatisfied with the opinion of your primary Cataract Surgeon.
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