Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

I am male age 66 and I have cataracts in both eyes. I have

Customer Question
I am male age 66...
I am male age 66 and I have cataracts in both eyes. I have amblyopia un-corrected in my right eye. My eyeglass prescriptions have always prescribed a balanced prescription in the right eyes. Years ago an eye Doctor fitted me with contact lenses (hard) and my right eye interfered with my vision. He had to make the right contact lens a balanced lens. What are the issues I need to be concerned about in finding an eye doctor to perform the cataract surgery? Two years ago a doctor told me he could restore my right eye with an implanted lens after removal of the cataract. I am very Leary of this eye surgery given my problems with amblyopia. How do I find a qualified cataract surgern that is experienced with amblyopia patients? Please advice?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
7/7/2010
Eye Doctor: Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
Verified

Hello and thank you for your question--it is a good one.

There are varying degrees of amblyopia severity. I suspect that because eye doctors have always prescribed a balanced prescription in the right eye to go with the left, it was because your vision is poor enough in the right eye that even correcting the refractive error in that right eye wouldn't make much difference visually, but may make you uncomfortable walking or performing tasks of daily living.

Depending on how dense or visually significant your cataracts are, you may elect to just do surgery in the left eye only, in the right eye only to see how it helps, in both eyes, or not at all. If your cataracts are advanced and you are having significant problems with distance vision, near vision, needing more light to be able to read, and glare (bright headlights on cars at night or bright sunlight during the day causing your vision to get worse), then you should seriously think about doing the left eye at least.

As far as finding a surgeon who can perform this surgery with respect to your amblyopic status, there are many ophthalmic surgeons who can do this and have experience in dealing with amblyopia in one eye and cataracts in both eyes. There isn't a specific subspecialty specifically that would combine these two expertises together so much; a pediatric ophthalmologist deals with amblyopia on a consistent basis and cataract surgeons see it also, but it is not part of any of their subspecialty training. Something you may consider is seeing a comprehensive ophthalmologist who sees both children and adults and that surgeon is going to have experience treating amblyopia. However, any comprehensive ophthalmologist should know how to treat this situation.

My best recommendation would be to get recommendations from many people regarding a particular ophthalmic surgeon and then trust your gut. If you like and trust your doctor, those are two of the biggest things to trust.

Does that help answer your questions?

I am happy to be able to help you today. If you would be so kind, please help me get credit for my efforts in answering your questions and press the ACCEPT button for this encounter. I will also be happy to answer any other questions until you have the information you need.

Any positive feedback and/or bonus you may feel prompted to provide would be welcomed and is appreciated. Thanks for your inquiry!

My opinion is solely informative and does not constitute a formal medical opinion or recommendation. For a formal medical opinion and/or recommendation you must see an eye doctor.

Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
Verified
Dr. Dan B. and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Dan B. Your Own Question
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
3,343 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Dan B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,343 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but have not had satisfactory answers. … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office today, and she went into considerable detail about my present condition and what changes she recommended in all the steps I have been doing. He… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't specific about how bad my condition is. It seems to have suddenly started to become a problem only about 4 months ago, and I'm currently using Xiid… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my right. I had a reading contact in the L eye prior to surgery for mono vision. One month after surgery and the vision in my L eye is not impro… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
It's a long story. I had cataract surgery a week ago
It's a long story. I had cataract surgery a week ago Thursday. My doctor implanted a distance vision only IOL. I went for a one week follow up this past Wednesday. I was able to read 20-40 on the eye … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the head or eyes? Or any indication of one ? When the eyes are dilated ?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,941 satisfied customers
Why, after laser eye surgery and lense placement, is
Why , after laser eye surgery and lense placement , is everything 30% larger in that eye? It causes terribly tripple image problem. Ruining my vision. What to do?… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
I had eye surgery in October 2015 and eye problems began in
I had eye surgery in October 2015 and eye problems began in right eye. Symptoms appear bleeding periodically then clearing up. Today at 5:45 I had what seemed like bleeding but didnt clear up. Now rig… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I had eye surgery in October 2015 and eye problems began in
I had eye surgery in October 2015 and eye problems began in right eye. Symptoms appear bleeding periodically then clearing up. Today at 5:45 I had what seemed like bleeding but didnt clear up. Now rig… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble
Hello, is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble with continuing dry eye, red eyes, tight stiff eye muscles and blurry vision. Recently, my eyes have been watering mostly when I wake … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,566 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted.
Hello, I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted. From the beginning I've seen halos around bright lights at night. But for a few weeks watching TV was great, then credits in bright c… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
For an eye doctor My wife had cataract operation on her
For an eye doctor My wife had cataract operation on her second eye (the other 3 y ago) about three weeks back. A week later the cold sore virus was discouvred in her eye and she was given drops that h… read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,522 satisfied customers
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part of cataract fell inside eye and required a second surgery 2 days later. I now have double vision that becomes clear about 1 in 20 blinks,have… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,678 satisfied customers
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to edone as per eye
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to b edone as per eye doctor recommendation. … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution & put it in my eye. I got the contact out almost right away; however my eye is very red and irritated. I am wanting to know what; if anythi… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014.
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014. Since then I have been to 4 optomotrist to have eyes checked and can't solve the problem. I read with the glasses they prescribed and after … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
637 satisfied customers
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not knowing it should be removed) but I just noticed my pupil is dilated is this a reaction to the drops? … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but with the wrong contact lens solution Boston Simplus(for RGP). My eyes were slightly burning during this time. Could there be any eye damage? … read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x