I am a 69 year old female, highly myopic (L eye -10.25, R eye -12.50). Five years ago I was diagnosed with a macular pucker in my right eye, for which my retina doctor recommended observation but no surgery. I have large cataracts in both eyes, and intended to have surgery this coming year.
Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a macular hole in my right eye in November, and will have a vitrectomy in two weeks. My retinal surgeon will have a cataract surgeon remove the cataract at the same time.
When I met with the cataract surgeon I told him that my goal was the best vision possible, and that if possible I would like to have good near vision. I also told him I did not mind wearing glasses all of the time.
He recommended -5.00 in the right eye and -2.50 in the left eye. At the time of the appointment, I readily agreed, but having read your advise, I am concerned with this solution.
Given that there is very strong possibility that the vision in my right eye will always be distorted by the damage caused by the macular pucker and macular hole -- I don't have a black spot, but I cannot read with my right eye as the letters in the center of each word disappear as I scan a page -what do you recommend?