Friday, August 24, 2012

Trifocals after Cataract Surgery

Question: I had cataract surgery three weeks ago and now I need trifocal glasses to get 20/25 vision. Before surgery my cataract surgeon said I might need glasses for reading. After surgery he said he was very happy with the outcome. I am very disappointed, what happened?

Answer: It is not clear from your description what your problem actually is. The visual acuity of 20/25 refers to distance vision. If you are saying that you need to wear eyeglasses to see clearly at distance this suggests that either the measurements of calculation of the Lens Implant power was not quite precise. However, it is only three weeks after your cataract operation and is entirely possible that the prescription will change further and improve your uncorrected distance vision. You need to discuss this with your Cataract Surgeon so that he can give you a timeframe after which your vision and prescription-if any-is stable.

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