Lot of questions: P-IOL

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Lot of questions: P-IOL

Postby MK » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:09 am


I had a very high myopia - (-10 in both eyes). My corneal thickness wasnt sufficient for a LASIK and thus I got a P-IOL done 2 years back. Over the past 3-4 weeks, I have been feeling pressure around my eyes (top portion) and visited an opthalmologist. Apart from suggesting a future retinal check and emergency visit in case I see the lights/floaters, I couldnt really find any deterministic solution to the problem from this visit.

My nearsightedness has increased again (it was -0.5,0 at the time of surgery, had been stabilized for about a year prior to surgery). It is now -1.75,-1.5. I am not even sure if I should start wearing glasses as the doctors who performed the P-IOL had recommended to minimize the usage.

I am totally confused and worried. Any guidance would be great, thanks!
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Postby LasikExpert » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:49 pm

Seek the opinion of a corneal specialist at a university affiliated teaching hospital. Since this may have nothing to do with your P-IOL surgery, all related medical services may be covered under your major medical insurance. If you are in a managed care plan you may be required to go through your primary care physician to get a referral to a corneal specialist. You should also be evaluated by your general doctor to determine if there is something that is not directly related to your eyes that is causing the sensation.

Which P-IOL did you have? Is it visible on the front side of your iris (colored portion of the eye) or is it behind the iris?
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Postby MK » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:09 am

Thanks a lot for your response and the information will be very useful for me to schedule a medical appointment.

I have my lens behind the iris.
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