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Doctor flipped the axis on the lens implanted after cataract surgery - can it be corrected

By Anonymous August 29, 2019 - 8:51am
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Doctor attempted to adjust the lens in right eye when he removed the cataracts from left eye but was unsuccessful. Original surgery on left eye Mar 27 and attempt to adjust on April 10. Have tried 4 pair of progressive bifocals as the results of the surgery did not provide the correction the doctor thought. I've visited two other doctors and was told that the doctor doing the cataract surgery and implanting lens flipped the axis. What is best course of action to get this corrected.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for your question!

Why did the surgeon attempt to adjust the lens on your right eye when removing cataracts from the left? Was this part of the plan? Did you have an astigmatism? Please give us more information so we have more to go on.

We cannot tell you what your best course of action is with the information we have. It will depend on the exact circumstances of the surgery and the extent of damage done. Your eye specialists needs to discuss this with you, based on the current condition of your eyes.


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