Thursday, 4 March 2010

Choosing the Lens, Measuring for Surgery

December 1, 2009

Saw Dr. L in his office again to discuss the type of lense. He had previously said that ordinarily, he would enthusiastically recommend the Crystalens, but with my macular pucker, he couldn't guarantee that I'd have the great accommodation and great vision if I got one. But eventually I did opt for a Crystalens-- an expensive alternative, but worth a gamble, I think. Dr. R, the retinal specialist, said I really only had two choices -- a Crystalens or a monofocal IOL -- because any other lens would hamper the peeling of the ERM if he had to do surgery. He said, "You tell Dr. L -- NO to defractive lenses.

If I get a Crystalens, and it doesn't work like advertised, what I'll have in effect is a very expensive monofocal lens in my eye.

December 7, 2009

Had pre-operative appointment with Dr. L's staff to take measurements for my lense, which must be ordered. It will take 30 days for it to arrive. There is plenty of time before the surgery.

My article about the cost of cataract surgery in my area is at:

Cataract Surgery Cost -- Dallas/Fort Worth

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