Accommodating lens implant
Again I am seeking real world experience in results of accommodating lens implants. Shouldn't I have gained some near vision improvement by now?
Hi, since you have not gotten a response from individuals who have experienced the multi-focal lenses, Vision Aware has checked with our advising ophthalmologist and this is her response, "If this individual wants to continue to have great near vision without glasses, they should have cataract surgery with standard monofocal lenses with a target refraction for nearsightedness.
Ever since the surgery my right eye has felt irritated and is puffy. With both eyes now having different focal points I cannot correct my close vision even with two different lenses. I now have an appointment to see a different eye dr at the end of June. I'm looking forward to getting another opinion on what is going on.
I had 2 laser treatments on right eye to open up lens capsule. Maybe one lens is working slightly and one not at all. At this time I would like to have these lenses removed and fixed focal lenses put in while trying to get both eyes to 20/20 distance vision. My original question was about multifocal IODs and I decided against those but the accommodating lenses sounded like a great option for me. I will post an update after I see the new doc next month.
I hope this helps someone else to think twice before spending all that money to get perfect vision, because it just didn't work for me.
PS I now have developed "dry eye" and am taking Restasis because I need a second surgery in my left eye to help clear up my far away vision in that eye. After not receiving a response in over a month I stopped checking in.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology brochure on multifocal lenses points out that there is no guarantee that distance and/or reading glasses won't be needed after surgery with multifocal implants.
I am very intrigued by the new multifocal or accommodating IOLs which could leave me not needing glasses at all! I ended up going with accommodating lenses and paid about ,000 extra for them. Right eye is better than 20/20 and left eye is still slightly nearsighted.Additionally, it recommends that these lenses not be used in individuals that are 'discerning' about their vision." Unfortunately, this brochure is not available online to share with you, but perhaps your ophthalmologist has one. Accommodating IOLs are an advanced type of intraocular lens implant designed to correct presbyopia as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness.Accommodating IOLs can be used in refractive cataract surgery for cataract patients or they can be used in refractive lens exchange (RLE) for people who don't have cataracts, but want lens-based vision correction surgery to reduce the need for reading glasses.Accommodating IOLs reduce the need for reading glasses by increasing the magnifying power of the eye in response to focusing effort (a process called accommodation).