Re: One eye farsighted/other nearsighted after cataract surgery?
I had cataract SX in one eye (cat. developed after Vitrectomy/ERM surgery last year) and the Cat. Surgeon was targeting intermediate to far distance...diopter wise that comes to approx. a -.50...with 0 being "distance"/Plano.
Anyways, my good eye is a +1, which is basically considered "distance".
I ended up with a -.75 in my Cataract surgery eye, which is .25 off the target. I asked my surgeon ahead of time what his typical margin of error was, and he said .25 either way, (either in the + or - direction).
I would suggest you ask what exactly your diopter meas. are in both eyes now and what they were before surgery...also, exactly what diopter he was targeting. Then you can see how far off he was. None of this will change the results, but it is good information to understand what went on.
I am no expert, but I would not suggest both eyes set at "near", or even both at intermediate vision. I would guess that it would be better to either leave the second eye alone for now and get several more opinions, or get it set for distance. I went to 6 Cataract surgeons before I found one I liked/trusted and found I was told many different "targets" from -2 (reading) to distance.
It took my eyes several months to learn to work together because of the one farsighted and one nearsighted. Started getting better when I started taking my mind off of my eyesight and just went on with life...that will happen with time.
Don't panic, but do much more research and ask specific questions before you have the second eye done. Hope this helps.