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Hi, Im 37 and had refractive lens replacement surgery to improve

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Hi, I'm 37 and had refractive lens replacement surgery to improve my +7.5 vision. It worked well in my lazy left eye witch is only helpful if I patch my good eye :P In my good right eye the lens is sitting farther forward causing me to now be -4.75 I'm wondering is it possible to re position the lens or is PRK my only option now? Cause that's what has been suggested.

I of course am worried about doing PRK because if I have another frack I'll have no options left.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Sorry to hear about all the problems you are having.

From what you have posted, it seems like a better choice would be to re-position the lens in your eye, or do a complete lens exchange.

I would try this before running off to PRK.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

So it is possible to re-position my lens, that's good.... cause this was not given as an option to my by the surgeon but was mentioned by the doctor testing my eyes after surgery.


 


Do I need to have it done right away... or do I need to wait a while after the previous surgery They said something about the sack that the lens is put into shrinking around the implant....

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
It depends on where your lens has moved to, what shape your posterior capsule is in, etc....it may not be easy, but it should be possible.

If it can't be re-positioned it can always be removed and another one put in....of course, this may not be as easy as it sounds, but it can be done :)
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I doubt a new lens is possible, it was an expensive special order and took over 2 months to arrive and the surgeon said if we did that there is no guaranteeing that it would end up in the same position causing another imperfect result.


 


Thanks for your help

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Sorry to hear about that. With special order, high power intraocular lenses, your surgeon has a very valid point.

But, maybe, he can try to re-position this one...

I wish you the very best.
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