In 2007 I had cataract surgery (age 17) and had a ReZoom multifocal IOL placed in my left eye. From day one I noticed waxy/hazy vision along with annoying halos & glare. Because my right eye is natural I’ve been able to “get by” all these years due to my brain having the ability
to filter out the left eye disturbances.
Fast forward to 2013 and I’m suddenly experiencing double vision in my ReZoom eye along with the same complaints of cloudy/waxy vision. At this point the doctor decides to perform a YAG laser treatment but immediatley afterwards I couldn’t see much of anything (he said the laser wasn’t able to penetrate my eye and as a result particles are now floating around in my vitreous). Less than a week after the YAG we did a vitrectomy surgery to restore my vision. The vitrectomy helped tremendously and the waxy/cloudy vision disappeared. However, ever since we did the YAG/vitrectomy, my halos and glare have become SIGNIFICANTLY worse. Lights over my head now create lots of glare and I now see fog surrounding white text against dark backgrounds. To make things more complicated, my right eye now has a developing cataract and I’ve noticed it starting becoming more dim and my dominance is slow shifting to the ReZoom eye. My theory is that the halos are becoming more noticeable because my natural right eye is not able to filter out the left eye as good as before.
With the above said I’m now considering exchanging my ReZoom multifocal IOL for a Softport AO (monofocal aspheric IOL). I’m scared to do another surgery in this eye but it’s at the point where it interferes with my life every day and I’m only 28 years old with many years left to live (hopefully). Do you guys think for my situation an exchange is worth trying? I went to see Dr Safran in New Jersey and he said he could exchange it for me with 2% risk factor but I’m still a little worried about it.
Also I work on computers for a living so if I did move forward with the exchange I can’t decide if I would prefer distance or intermediate vision for the monofocal. I don’t mind wearing glasses for computer work but it scares me to imagine looking @ my phone and not being able to read anything on the screen. Also with my right eye cataract getting worse I’ll likely be fixing it in the next 1-2 years... Any thoughts or recommendations on the exchange and future right eye IOL would be much appreciated since I’m not sure what to do here.