• Is it possible to retain my monovision after cataract surgery?


    Question:

    I have natural monovision. I didn't realize that I had it until the doctor discovered it. Now I am facing cataract surgery for both eyes. Will my eyes continue to be this way after surgery or do I need to put special lenses in to ensure that I continue to have this vision? I have had wonderful vision until the cataracts and want to continue having good vision after surgery.


    Answer:

    Monovision is a condition in which one eye is focused for reading and the other eye for distance. Therefore no glasses may be needed. If you are in this situation naturally then this can likely be duplicated after cataract surgery. The surgeon can choose an intraocular lens that will give you reading vision in your eye that is currently your reading eye and distance vision in the eye that is currently distance.


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