I am 63 years old, had cataract surgery on right eye (near-sighted) in 2008. The lens
caused flashes of light
for about 2 years, but the correction is ok though I still get halos. I am scheduled for surgery on my left eye. This cataract is much larger and may need Yag surgery as well, according to new doctor. I had been hoping for monovision
but was told I could either have near vision or near/intermediate. However, the latter would mean I'd have to read with one eye shut according to the doctor. The physician said I must decide in 5 minutes which lens I wanted. I said the lens for near vision, but now I'm doubting my decision and the surgeon himself. I've worn glasses
since I was 8 and do not miund them I like to be able to read and watch tv without them. The physician said with near vision I may need glasses to get out of bed.
I'm confused, angry, and fed up. I understand I may not be a candidate for monovision since I've never worn contacts, but surely there's a compromise that would provide a better result. (I'm also concerned about night driving)
In addition, I had to pay the new physician $300 for special tests. It certainly wasn't for his charming informative manner. I'm beginning to feel that cataract surgery is a crap shoot depending whom you see.
So, question remains: near vs near/intermed vs near/far? The physician ordered the lens but the surgery isn't til April 10th. The first physician did a good job, gave explanations, but selected a lens (acrily sof?) that caused side effects. The second physician barely talks to you, does not explain which choice is preferred for my condition, and is already talking about post-cataract surgery. Please help!!!