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Posted by Patty on March 03, 2000 at 12:38:56:

Please help with some info. My father had cataract surgery on Feb. 28th. It was a difficult one because the cataract was thin. The surgeon said she successfully removed the cataract but had to put in a new lens because the thing the lens implant lays on broke under pressure from the irrigation, or flushing out of the eye. She couldn't put the lens on the outer part of the eye because he has glaucoma as well. When she took the bandage off on the 29th, she said his retina looked bad and sent him to a retinal specialist. Now he has choroidals (swelling of the eye), which is very bad the doctor said and is scheduled to have a vitrectomy to save his eyesight in his right eye. The retinal specialist got angry when he asked questions. We wonder if malpractice is involved. Is it common for these things that lens implants go on to break? Or was it doctor error? Doctors all protect each other so we aren't getting anywhere with questions and they all seem very nervous and angry with us, when all we want to do is understand what happened, why, and will he see again out of his right eye?
Please e-mail any info to Raypatdcom@aol.com
Thank you.

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