I had cataract surgery on my left eye on the 10th of October. I ended up going with Dr. Brock Magruder Jr. in Orlando. Dr Trattler spoke highly of him and it was more convenient for me to use a local surgeon.
Dr. Magruder didn't think the Symfony lens would be a good choice for me and we decided that the best option was a mono focal lens, so I had a TECNIS toric lens implanted. So far, I'm very pleased with the result. Two days postop, my vision was clear and I'm typing this on my computer now without glasses and can see the screen with my left eye. My right eye can see up close without glasses so it's working out well. There is some slight fluctuation in vision as it gates later in the day, but most of the time I'm getting by without glasses. I have a follow up appointment this Thursday and hope to get a prescription that will bring me to 20/20 in my left eye later in the day. I think I'm seeing about 20/25 in my left eye in the morning and dropping to 20/30 or so as the day goes on.
The new technology has come a long way since my right eye cataract surgery ten years ago and the lens calculation done by Dr. Magruder Jr. was very close to perfect and may turn out to be perfect once everything settles down from the surgery.
Another pleasant improvement from my right eye surgery is that only one drop per day is required post op.. I remember from my earlier surgery that there were about three drops that had go be put in at different times of the day and it was difficult to keep up with everything. The new drop is called BROMSITE. It doesn't sting or cause any issues for me at all.
I believe that during the surgery, Dr. Magruder may have used an antibiotic and steroid anti-inflammatory called TRI-MOXI which may be why only one drop is required post op.. It is a deposit that is placed under the upper lid and is absorbed by the eye within a few weeks.
Thank you again for your time and advice. I felt much more confident that I was making an informed decision after talking to you and seeing Dr. Trattler.
All the best,
Are you still happy with your results? I am overseas and coming to visit family in Orlando and my history is similar to you RK 1986 (PERK study) 16 incisions but no additional surgeries. Reading glasses now but my right eye is 20/50 and would like to get this addressed by a Orlando Surgeon. Have heard many things about Dr. Arun Gulani in Jacksonville. He is supposed to be a leader and innovator in the field but he strikes my as quite commercial but he may be the best MD. My experience is the top MD's tend to be low-key and accomplished. Any feedback is welcome.