Cataract Surgery After Corneal Implant and Radial Keratotomy

August 3, 2011

I had radial keratotomy (RK) done in 1980 in both eyes. My eye sight was about 20/30 with glasses. After RK my vision had been stable with glasses, but complications had started in 90s.  I had corneal implant on my left eye in 2000. After corneal implant I became very near sighted (-9.00 contact + glasses).

Now I  am having cataract surgery and assume that new implant lens will replace that-9.00 contact plus my glasses prescription.

Would I see better after my cataract surgery? How much improvement in eye sight is reasonably to be expected?

 

 

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  1. ari on August 4th, 2011 3:40 pm

    what kind of corneal implant did you have? do you mean transplant?

    because of your cornea, there is a chance the implant power will be wrong, and you may need to replace it. a few surgeons use the ORange, which can determine your prescription while you are having the surgery- this way, if it’s wrong, the surgeon can replace it right then and there.

    because your corneas are abnormal, there is a decent chance that you wont see well after the surgery w/o glasses-it depends on how much astigmatism you have. you may very well need to wear glasses or contacts to get optimal vision.
    yours is a tricky case. you probably should get a second opinion regarding what implant to get (an astigmatic implant may be of benefit?)

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