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Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Are you available to chat?
I see that you are offline. I will switch to Q&A format. This format works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
I'm just back now. What else do you need to know?
No nausea or pain.. I'm actually in the US, near Reno, NV
I must have mistyped my age. I'm 62, not 52
If you didn't get the message: Vigamox and prednisolone. Not complications mentioned. No pain now; just occasional dryness for which I use Alcon Tears Naturale
Dr. Rick - That sounds like welcome news. I saw my surgeon the day after the procedure and he asked me to read some letters on the projected eye chart. I could see anything and let him know. I had assumed it was because the pupil was still dilated. The next day, when the pupil was back to normal size, I realized that I still see no better, which is my condition today. My surgeon mentioned no details of the healing process, so I will pepper him with *many* questions on Friday when I see him. BTW - I use a VPN connection and have started connecting via Vancouver. I'm trying to make it not so easy for the NSA to watch everything I do ;)
Dr. Rick - If you have to to reply one more time, that would be great.My doctor put in an IOL, monofocal 18.0 D from Alcon. Vision is blurry at all distances. But with a +2 lens correction (from reading glasses), distance vision is razor sharp. I would probably need + 3 to 4 for reading correction.I am now one week post-surgery. Is it reasonable to assume that my vision has more or less stabilized? If so, it would seem I should have had a 16.0 D IOL instead of the 18.0, which is too much correction.
What do you think, and what are my options at this point. I see my doctor on Friday of this week.
Hello Dr. Rick. I'm rated you as excellent and submitted a tip. I think administratively that this is all I need to do.
My next appointment with the ophthalmologist is September 6. At the last appointment (Friday, 8/23), I was measured as needing a +1.5 Diopter correction for distance. I'm having trouble understanding why the pre-op measurement came up with an 18.0 D IOL when it seems like a 16.5 would have been correct. Is there any real chance that my vision in this eye will change 1.5 diopters? Right now, if I cover my other eye, vision remains very blurry in the IOL implant eye. I'm trying to be patient, and I hadn't expected 20/20 post-op, but this vision seems so fuzzy that it can be hard to get through the days. I look for the slightest improvement every day, but have not been able to detect anything.