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Treatment for Limbal Light Focusing?

Can refractive surgery correct Limbal Light Focusing?  I had Crystalens implanted in both eyes several months ago.  I have since had two Yag treatments in each eye to treat capsular contracture and early PCO.  I have been plagued with glare and flickering problems since the beginning and I have recently come to recognize that I have peripheral light focusing issues in both eyes.  Light entering at oblique angles is focused on the nasal retina.  I have read several journal articles by MT Coroneo which describe the phenomena.  There is no mention of refractive surgery as a solution.  I have an appointment with my comanaging Optometrist to experiment with UV blocking contact lenses.  I'd appreciate any insights you may have.  Thank you.
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1731421 tn?1358823371
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
This peripheral shimmering is called positive dysphotopsia. Actually Dr. Sam Maskett in L.A. is the international expert on this subject. Refractive surgery is usually not the cure unless glasses or contact lens prescription corrects it. The usual cure is moving the lens forward (not possible with CrystalLens) or by implanting a low to no powered "piggy back lens" on top of the CL.
Best wishes,
Tim
Avatar universal
Thank you.  I have read articles by Sam Masket regarding Negative Dysphotopsia.  I am glad to hear that piggyback lenses can also address Positive Dysphotopisia.  Are you aware of any surgeons with this expertise in the New York City area?
1731421 tn?1358823371
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Plenty in NYC, but I can't endorse any of them. Search for ASCRS members.

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