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Ever heard of my problem after Crystal Lens implant

In Dec of 2006 had Crystal Lens implant which gave me better vision but still had problems with reading and some distance. By July 2008 my eyes felt dry but the real problem has been the constant blinking and the need to close my eyes. I have to lift my eyelids to see. The doctor said I had some "dryness" but he felt that the Crystal Lens was working against me and not flexing enough to work with my eyes. I have not heard of anyone else with this severe condition. I can be going along fine for a couple of hours and then all of a sudden I have uncontrolled blinking and can't keep my eyes open. The doctor suggested YAG. Have you had patients with these symptoms and will the YAG procedure help? I'v tried Restasis but it didn't help and to tell you the truth my eyes don't feel that dry,
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233488 tn?1310693103
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Yes I have had patients with that problem. Generally its not due to the Crystalens as much as dry eyes. If you didn't take restasis for at least 4-5 months you did not give it enough time. Suggest you hold off on the Yag and get a second opinion about your problem.

In the meantime use the search feature and archives to read about treatment of dry eyes.

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I had a Crystal lens implant in February of this year.  The doctor told me I had developed a macula pucker which might have been triggered by the cataract/astigmaticism/Crystal lens implant surgery.  A retina specialist said I needed surgery to correct the pucker but my opthamologist who operated on me initially said he feels the macula pucker has pretty much corrected itself and he doesn't recommend surgery for that.  However, he told me near-sightedness and astigmaticism has returned.  He told me to try contacts, or I should consider Lasix surgery to correct the astigmaticism and laser surgery for the near-sightedness.  The contacts are not working that well and the optometrist said I should wear reading glasses in addition to contacts.  .

How can near-sightedness and astigmaticism come back after surgery to correct them and in so short a period of time?
233488 tn?1310693103
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-What a nice set of short-term maladies the Crystal Lens seems to be presenting. I was minutes away from a Crystal Lens surgery before I backed-out at the last minute....I am glad I did;. I don't need to be a guinea pig or a piece of "clinical" data for future generations to discover that,these lenses are about as safe as getting your foot sized in an x-ray machine. Additionally I heard that a long-term problem of the crystal lens implant may include "siezing" of the hinges that allow the lens to flex. But let me say that I am hoping Crystal Lens can correct the problems. Many people NEED this technology. So come on Crystal Lens - - get your act together !!!!
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