Will a new IOL help my vision after having a cataract removed at age 3?
FEB 04, 2018
Have cataract surgery techniques improved sufficiently in the past 20 years to consider having a new intraocular lens (IOL) placed to improve eyesight, and is this even possible? I was diagnosed with and operated for a congenital cataract 20 years ago at age 3. A monofocal IOL was placed, and I now see 60 percent from my left eye. Though I am very glad to see anything from that eye at all, I lack depth perception, I can’t read with the affected eye, and regularly worry about the consequences if something were to happen to my other eye. As such, I was wondering whether any significant improvement can be made in terms of eyesight through a repeat surgery.