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I have a amo clrflxc lens implant should it appear octagon

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I have a amo clrflxc lens implant should it appear octagon in shape with doctors examination! IF NOT WHAT LENS IS OCTAGON IN SHAPE?
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How long ago was your surgery?

Who told you it was a funny shape?

Are you having any visual issues?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

4 years ago The doctor we had 15 years ago he said he has never seen a octagon shape lens before 30 years of practice! Yes im still visual problems. I contacted amo and they have never made a octagon lens! Also I cant log in to my account forget username and password XXXXX clear account and call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX


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There is no lens that I have ever heard of, seen or been able to find with extensive research that is octagon in shape.

Have you had any imaging of this lens done, either by dilation, anterior segment B scan or other modality?

One thing you can do if this strange lens is causing you so many problems is to have a surgeon remove it and replace it with a standard posterior chamber intraocular lens.

The added benefit of this surgery is that you would have the octagon shaped lens in hand for examination.

You might also obtain your eye surgery notes as well as the clinical notes of the surgeon who removed your cataract. This might shed some light on the issue.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I also had a yag procedure done does eliminate from having a lens exchange also google octagon lens implants

That is not a problem. You can still have a lens exchange done even after a YAG posterior capsulotomy.

I did google it...and nothing of value comes up.

I would very much like to see a photo of your lens, either via anterior segment B scan or after it is removed.....

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dr Rick my eye and I have viewed the lens again and it appears to be etched or scratched in a octagon shape on the anterior surface of the lens. On looking at it with a scope it looks like a 3d out line of a octagon shape, this also appears in a photo of the eye and both eyes are the same.please help me because I think this is what is causing my vision problems thank u


The lens can be pitted by the YAG laser when your posterior capsule is cut but this almost never causes visual symptoms.

Can you upload the picture you are referring to? Here is a good way to do that:

Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to
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