All the vision problems listed below are due to my wife’s diabetics so I thought that this Forum would be a good place to post my question. However, if someone can inform me of a better site to post my question, it would be greatly appreciated.
In the summer of 2012, my wife had cataract surgery on her right eye. At that time, her defective natural lens was replaced with an artificial soft lens. The surgery went without complications, but we discovered one major problem afterwards. My wife is an albino therefore she is permanently extremely near-sighted. We both knew this. However, before the surgery, the surgeon asked my wife if she would prefer if he put in a new lens with far-sighted properties. He knew that my wife was extremely nearsighted so he was only trying to be helpful. We knew from our own research that in a cataract operation, the surgeon is giving you a permanent contact lens that, in some cases, permanently fixes vision problems. It sounded like a feasible idea so my wife consented. However, after the surgery, my wife discovered that she had a major problem. Her right eye, which before had given her some limited degree of vision when used very, very up-close, was now useless for that purpose. Yes, she could see things perhaps a little better from a distance, but now when she attempted to use her right eye for looking at anything up-close (like on a computer screen), everything became blurry very quickly. She could use her left eye for that purpose but not her right eye.
This summer, we will be seeing extremely skilled optometrist and he will be hopefully fitting my wife with appropriate glasses that can assist her in using both eyes for close up work. However, she was thinking that a more permanent solution might be to eventually replace the soft lens in her right eye with a more appropriate, near-sighted lens. However, we know that all eye surgery is major surgery and has major risks attached to it so, frankly, is this course of action recommended? Finally, if another operation is feasible, how soon can she have this second operation? The last one on this eye was in the summer of 2012, or less than a year ago. For example, could she have the new lens replaced this summer? Is this logical and allowable? Any advice given in this matter is greatly appreciated.