A CASE OF PSEUDOPHAKIC ANISEIKONIA: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

Title A CASE OF PSEUDOPHAKIC ANISEIKONIA: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
Author, Co-Author Alan Innes, Robert Rosenberg
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Year
1994
Day
Sunday
Program Number
Poster 52
Room
Convention Ctr Exhibit Hall
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Abstract This poster describes the history, evaluation, and treatment in the case of a 66 year old female who presented with severe asthenopic complaints subsequent to cataract surgery. The patient was initially referred to a second practitioner, by the surgeon, who in turn referred the patient to our office for a consultation. The patient had undergone a cataract extraction and implantation procedure in the left eye 14 months prior to our evaluation. The discomfort was manifest when looking through the distance portion of her spectacles while she was moving around. The patient's symptoms were reduced significantly when stationary. She did not report diplopia or blur nor were there any problems when reading. With the use of an eikonometer it was determined that the procedure had induced axial myopia, leaving the patient with an image size difference of 4% in the right eye. There were 3 possible treatments for the patient's problem. In this case the choice was to correct the right eye with a contact lens and the left with a spectacle lens. The result was the transformation of a very anxious, unhappy patient into a patient who was extremely grateful for the opportunity to see clearly and with the same comfort she had experienced prior to the surgery.
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