The patient had cataract surgery of the right eye two years ago. Initially, she had a plano outcome and great vision without spectacles. But gradually she has shifted to having +1.25 diopters of hyperopia. She still sees well, but now requires glasses.
It’s time for cataract surgery of her fellow eye, the left eye and we want to be able to learn from the first eye in order to give an incrementally better outcome for the second eye. Close examination at the slit-lamp microscope reveals many hidden clues. Can you tell what they are?
Click below to see what we learned from the first eye to help us with the second eye: