SUPERB NIGHT VISION
Doctor Wallace says:
Problem: Cataract and Significant Nearsightedness
John was referred to our office by his optometrist in December ’02, for evaluation and care of a cataract in his right eye. Although it is rare for someone in their 40’s to have visually significant cataracts, this does indeed happen.
John’s best-corrected vision in the right eye was in the 20/100 range. Cataract surgery, fortunately, can eliminate the clouded lens opacity inside the eye and correct for refractive errors.
Due to John’s significant nearsightedness in both eyes, we advised him that after having care in the right eye he would probably feel ‘unbalanced’ unless he considered having care in the left eye as well. He was thrilled with the results of lens implant care in the right, so we did theleft eye surgery a few weeks later.
Now several months after surgery, his unaided vision is unbelievable.He claims his night vision is “”superb.”” He does require dime-store eyeglasses for reading, but that is just fine with him.