Cataract surgery should help. However, I do not understand "POTENTIALY possible to then add correction on top of that." Do they mean glasses?
Yes, or contacts. To be clear & fair though, this was the response to a question my husband & I asked. When told my vision would be slightly better than it is now with contacts we asked "Since the lenses only go down to a 6, can you then add contacts or glasses to get it even better?"
I'm told that the toric lensees only go down to a 6 & I need a 3. The Dr. offering the surgery said he could "tweak" my vision with lasik afterward & that the lasik is included in the price if I wanted to do it.
Does the ocular albinism factor in at all either positively or negatively with regards to the benefit of the cataract lense / surgery?
No. If he needs to tweak with LASIK why pay for a Toric. Just do an aspheric IOL followed by LASIK to correct the power and astigmatism.
I will ask about this option.
I understand that cataract surgery is a relatively common procedure, but this is a very scary situation for me so I am trying to verify information & weigh my options very carefully. I greatly appreciate your input.
what is the best eye surgery for people with albinism.
I did have the cataract surgery on one eye & it did eliminate the need for corrective lenses on that side. I cannot read from that eye, but that was my distance eye anyway, so no harm no foul. I am holding off on the other eye until I absolutely have to do it as that is my reading eye & I don't want any slip-ups. I am extremely happy with the results.
Thanks for all the great help you provide on medhelp.org
. I am a healthy 66 yr old male with ocular albinism corrected with +10 GP contact lenses to 20/80. I read with +5 glasses over the contact lenses. I will need cataract surgery in the next year and am looking for a doctor in the Chicago experienced with OA patients and familiar with the latest technology in terms of getting maximum post surgical correction. Intraocular telescopes are not yet approved for my condition, but it seems they could be a big help.
This is an outstanding group in chicago The Kraff eye Institute The Founder Manus Kraff MD is one of the most famous eye surgeons in the world.
I am a 55yo mail with 20/600L 20/1000R OA type 3. (Bad I know) and I have the same questions. I have surgery scheduled for a month from now and am looking (ha ha) forward to seeing more than the nose in front of my face.