Cataract surgery was a nightmare for me

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:49
Country
United States
Age
54
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Cataract Eye Surgery

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Sorry I ever had cataract surgery- basically ruined my life. Now need to consider early retirement or medical disability.

I can no longer read at all and my vision is not correctable with eyeglasses or contacts at any range. I have been all over the US for options and am now being sent to Europe. Surgeon was so quick to do surgery-assuring me it was an easy procedure and I would return to work and driving in 24 hours.

It's been 9 months of Hell! and I was never told about possible problems, Now he says "something's wrong but I can't fix it- have a nice life". Another surgeon is trying to fix and I have had 3 other surgeries with lens exchange and am told I need more surgery- none of this covered by insurance.

Cataract surgeries are being done like factory piece work and there are patients who just don't do well with the current IOl's-like me.

 

Answer

Thanks by: Ingiya

 

 

Well, this is the main risky factor with the cataract surgeries. But I think with the introduction of laser treatments, this risk had been brought down to a very low percentages and the ones I know personally who has went through laser treatments are fine now. Still trying to get relief from cataract surgery.

17 months later and I still have all the same problems, including all higher order aberrations. Now using PROSE device (a large scleral lens) with 2 pairs of eyeglasses over them- and the vision is still not great. In addition, I have been told scleral lens are comfortable as they sit on outer white of eyes.

Well- mine hurt and are tolerable for about 6-7 hours and only because I can function somewhat with them. Now discussing multi-focal piggyback intraocular lens which is being done in Europe. I want the IOLs to be removed altogether.

 

 

Comments

B: Reeree

 

 

Thanks to anyone who comments on my horrible cataract surgery- any and all options are appreciated.

Unfortunately, have already tried soft, daily wear, disposables, hard and Duette (rigid inside with soft outer ring) contacts- none work.

My corneas are extremely steep -combination of severe myopia and LASIK 10 years age. My surgeon is saying they are now finding out anyone with more than a -6 is not a good candidate for LASIK (I was a -12).

 

 

Thanks

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