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Did your eye surgeon mention about any intraoperative problem ?
I had radial keratotomy in 1994
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The IOL is exactly what is indicated for those with astigmatism so I guess the choice of IOL is absolutely fine.
If you mean trouble during surgery the answer is no
The only reason why I asked you about any intraocular complication is that your vision has remained almost the same after the surgery with IOL implantation.
So what does the 25.0 D mean = is that the vision part
No, 25D is the IOL power.
Actually the IOL power would have been expected to be much much lesser in the range of 12D-14D considering the myopia you had prior to surgery.
I guess it makes sense to go back to your surgeon to verify if there has indeed been a mistake in the IOL power calculation.
Wouldn't that make my eye more susceptible to retinal detachment to have the cataract redone
Though difficult, it is possible to explant an IOL and replace it with the required corrective IOL.
As long as there is no intraoperative complication and the vitreous is not disturbed, the IOL can be replaced.
Unfortunately, I had light flashes and went to a retinal specialist. I have a membrane forming in front of the retina and it is now cone shaped so I think when he did the cataract surgery it pulled it away
If I just got corrective lenses could I be put at 20/20
Ok. It is likely to be an epiretinal membrane(ERM) in that case. That puts a bit of uncertainity about the visual result even after the exchange lens. In presence of an ERM, the visual acuity even after a good cataract surgery is uncertain as it involves the centre of vision.
It would be better to consult a retinal specialist for the status of the ERM and regarding the impact of exchange of IOL on it, before going ahead with repeat surgery.
Okay, thank you
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