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It is quite amazing how great cataract surgery has become.  The technology keeps getting better and better.  You can now get lens implants that can correct for astigmatism or even reduce your need to wear glasses after surgery.  You can choose the option to have laser-assisted cataract surgery to be as precise as possible to have the best result possible.  In some cases though you may experience a phenomenon called Dysphotopsia after you have cataract surgery. 

Dysphotopsia is when you see an image or light in your vision.  You can have two forms of dysphotopsia, positive and negative.  Positive is when you see a streak or starburst of light.  Negative is when you see a dark shadow or crescent in your vision.  Positive dysphotopsia is something that your brain adapts to over time.  In some cases though negative dysphotopsia is not adapted to over time.  It is a nagging annoyance in your vision.  Previously there were no real treatments for this condition.  Recently though studies have shown if the implant is shifted slightly forward it can solve the negative dysphotopsia problem.  If that is not a solution then it is possible to exchange the lens as well.

If you have had cataract surgery and are experiencing symptoms of negative dysphotopsia that has not improved over time please call (860) 233-2020 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Alan Solinsky.  He will look at your lens implant and decide on the best option to help you out.

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