• If I have one eye corrected for near vision and the other for middle distance vision during cataract surgery, will my distance vision be worse than with the nearsighted vision I now have?


    Question:

    If I have one eye corrected for near vision and the other for middle distance vision during cataract surgery, will my distance vision be worse than with the nearsighted vision I now have? Should I have one eye for distance instead of middle distance vision?


    Answer:

    The eye corrected for middle distance and the eye corrected for near will have poor distance vision (far away as in driving). Another option would be an extended depth of focus lens or a multifocal lens rather than compromising either eye by setting them at different distances. Please speak with your ophthalmologist about which option would best suit your unique situation.


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