Ophthalmology & Optometry/Cataracts

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Hi I'm a 60 year old female who has cataracts in both eyes.  I'm scheduled for surgery next week to have the right eye implanted with an IOL.  I'm scheduled to have the left eye operated 2 weeks later.  The Surgeon decided since my right eye is a lazy eye that I get a regular IOL in that eye and my left eye get a Toric lens.  My goal after surgery is to need glasses for up close work but not for distance.  I did have lasik surgery on both eyes in 2008 and had good vision w/o glasses for about 5 years.  My vision since has regressed somewhat and I wear glasses for reading and distance.  Vision is still much better after lasik.  The surgeon who will be doing the cataract surgery is the same surgeon that did the lasik.  I heard that it is more difficult surgery because the cornea may have abbrerations which could cause the calculations to be off with fixing the refractive error.  Plus now I read that because the Acrysof toric lens is yellow this could cause a problem with the right eye not seeing the same colors as the left.  I'm I reading to much stuff on the internet or are these true facts.  I'm thinking about postponing the surgery until I can get some answers. Thank you

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Since I am neither a cataract or Lasik surgeon your questions would be better answered by asking a refractive  and cataract surgeon . for  it is always a good idea to get a second or even third opinion and have all your questions answered prior to your surgery . The surgeons who are experts with the procedures can better advise you as to the outcome that can be reasonably expected  The surgeons who are experts with the procedures can better advise you as to the outcome that can be reasonably expected .  In any event good luck with your procedure
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sure you'll do just fine   Dr Berger  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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