Help! I am having cataract surgery on October 13th. I have two types of cataracts
in each eye and I'm only 39 years old. I am nearly blind at night and have very little peripheral vision. I have had myopia
since I was very young, wearing glasses
since I was six and contacts since I was 8. I also have an astigmatism. The surgeon will correct the astigmatism at the time of the cataract surgery For the cataract surgery, I was given the choice of either the standard lens
or the Crystalens and after researching the possibilities, decided upon the Crystalens. I made the decision over a month ago and have now been told it may be the wrong choice. I am going for a second opinion, but time is running out. I need some advice:
*Since I am so young, might the surgery need to be redone in 20 years or so?
*Which type of lens will offer me the best vision? (is the Crystalens as good far as it is near? I know the standard lens removes near vision to correct for far and that is one reason I chose the Crystalens.
*Am I at higher risk of a retinal detachment
from the Crystalens than the standard lens?
*the websites I have looked at shows a high success rate for Crystalens, but the patients are all much older. What has been the success rate in your patients?
I probably have more questions, but that is a good place to start. Thank you for your time. I just want to see that stars (I never have) and I am a reading specialist so can't afford to lose close up vision.