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Cataract Surgery

I had cataract surgery in April both eyes recieved crystalens.  In Jan I returned to the DR because I could not see well again. she said I had new cataracts. That they had probably been there since birth.   I did get a 2nd opinion. This DR said he saw scar tissue, no cataracts. That I should speak with the old DR & discuss replacing the lens with a different type.  He stated that he personally doesn't use that lens in people with my degree of astigmatism.  I had vision of 500/20 prior to lasik surgery 11 years earlier and I did 8 years from that start having trouble reading, so used cheaters 2.0.  So my questions are- Could it be a new cataract? Is crystalens not standard for people with prior lasik & bad astigmatism?  Can I ever expect to see as good as I did after lasic?
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233488 tn?1310693103
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Your description of the problem is confusing. You could not have a "new" cataract that has been present from birth. Sometimes people have cataract surgery and after a time the posterior capsule of the natural lens which is left behind turns cloudy. That is called a "secondary" cataract it is "new" and if a problem it is treated with a yag laser capsulotomy.

I would suggest you get a third opinon.

JCH MD
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Thank you fo rreplying DR Hagan.  I am sorry for the confusing description.  The 2nd opinion DR suggested that I may want to have the lens removed. I have reseached this and am a little scared by this option.
I suppose I am concerned that I was sold a lens that was inappropriate for me by a "sales/ financing person in  the office instaed of being advised by the Dr - my fault I suppose for not doing research before hand.
233488 tn?1310693103
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Don't make the same mistake again. Start by reading this several times and understanding:
http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/841991/Consider-ALL-the-Options-Before-Your-Cataract-Surgery-Working-Through-Whats-Best-For-You

Gather at least 2 more opinions before you decide on your course of action. Previous lasik surgery makes it more difficult to calculate IOL power. Remember if you can see well with glasses your best option may be to wear glasses.

JCH MD
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