Question: My husband had cataract surgery in his left eye and now his vision is blurry. His cataract surgeon says the lens has a wrinkle in it and that a new replacement new lens will also wrinkle-also that laser is too dangerous as it may blind him. He also has glaucoma in his eyes. Can anything help?
Answer: While it is impossible to actually understand what has happened here there are some things to be considered. First, it is HIGHLY unlikely that the lens implant has wrinkle in it. It is possible however that the posterior lens capsule of the crystalline lens-which would have intentionally been left in place to support the lens implant-has a wrinkle. Wrinkles or irregularities of the posterior capsule after cataract surgery are usually quite successfully treated with a YAG Laser Capsulotomy. It is not clear why this might not be possible-if this is the issue-unless perhaps there were other complications during the cataract surgery. Probably your best next step is to find the best cataract surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation and examination for a second opinion. Make sure you understand EXACTLY what the problems are and what your options are-ask questions-make sure they are answered to you satisfaction.
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