Cataract Surgery: What to expect after surgery

Posted by dablues @dablues, Aug 13, 2020

I had my left eye done yesterday, and have an appointment to see the durgedon today in Atlanta. My eye is blurry so don't know if that is normal or not. She said I could resume exercising at the Y after a week, no driving for 3 days but shaid nothing else. I guess I cn wait and ask until I get there but some say no heavy lifinting, not to bvend, and not to exercise for 2 weeks. I also have exercises to do at night from my therapy on neck and legss. Is blurryiness normal? I see less thsan I did before. I have exfoliation which I told the doctor but she said not to worry. Any thoughts on this? Am I jumping the gun thinking I would cleary see after surgery:? Also this AM saw halos around lights

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@bjackie

I have the same problem still going on almost 2 years.
I also have an on going light sensation continually in the edge if my eye. I've complained about this along with sharp pain and pulling.
I was told he sees nothing wrong and to take care of the other eye. He did say it could. be the buckle but strongly hesitates to do anymore surgery.
I'm in the process of seeing someone at Mayo in February.

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Please keep me posted. I have an appointment at Hopkins in late February.

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@monak

Over a year ago, I had my cataracts removed and multifocal lens implanted. My left eye is still blurry and bothers me when I read and when I read the computer screen. I am willing to wear glasses. But my doctor says that I was told about the blurriness. I just want to fix it. He wouldn’t help with glasses because I can see 20/20. It’s just blurry. He did adjust for astigmatism, but maybe he didnt make the correct adjustment. Is it possible to have a pair of glasses made that will help with the blurriness?

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@monak I am sorry you experience blurriness a year after cataract surgery. I’ve never heard of glasses helping with blur other than corrective vision lenses.

My mom went through the same thing with blur for a year after initial cataract surgery. It wasn't until she was diagnosed with post-cataracts, or "secondary cataracts", and fixed with YAG laser procedure, that her blur dissipated. I also developed secondary cataracts, but I had double vision as a result and focus issues. YAG fixed me as well. Neither of our eye doctors mentioned secondary cataracts could possibly occur.

Best of luck with your appointment in February at Hopkins. Will you let us know how it goes?

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I agree with Rachel's, @rwinney, comment on laser surgery to correct post-cataract surgery blurriness. I have had cataracts removed on both eyes and have also had laser surgery on both eyes. It really did help.

Has your doctor offered you that option, @monak? If not, it is always your right to get a second opinion.

I would like to hear how you are progressing with this problem. Will you post again?

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I am so grateful for your help. The eye surgeon was unwilling to listen. I am going for another opinion in late February at Hopkins. It bothers me the most at the computer where the screen is 23 inches away from my face.

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I finally had an appointment with Dr. De Meglio at Hopkins Wilmer’s Eye Clinic yesterday, and she was outstanding. The left eye which is my blurry eye, well, the multifocal lens is not entirely centered on my pupil. Has anyone ever had surgery to reposition the multifocal lens? She will ask her colleagues about it, but what are your thoughts?

For the next three months, however, I’m aggressively treating dry eyes to see if that might help. Y’all had recommended Systane night time ointment which she says is excellent. I’m to continue with that. But I’m to hunt for eye drops that say artificial tears— from these brands:
Systane
Refresh
Blink
Theratears

I can find eye drops and I’ve got Blink and Thearatears in my shopping cart, but I don’t see artificial tear drops by Systane.

Thank you for your excellent support. —Mona

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@monak

I finally had an appointment with Dr. De Meglio at Hopkins Wilmer’s Eye Clinic yesterday, and she was outstanding. The left eye which is my blurry eye, well, the multifocal lens is not entirely centered on my pupil. Has anyone ever had surgery to reposition the multifocal lens? She will ask her colleagues about it, but what are your thoughts?

For the next three months, however, I’m aggressively treating dry eyes to see if that might help. Y’all had recommended Systane night time ointment which she says is excellent. I’m to continue with that. But I’m to hunt for eye drops that say artificial tears— from these brands:
Systane
Refresh
Blink
Theratears

I can find eye drops and I’ve got Blink and Thearatears in my shopping cart, but I don’t see artificial tear drops by Systane.

Thank you for your excellent support. —Mona

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Regarding my blurry left eye. Has anyone ever had surgery to reposition the multifocal lens?

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I am scheduled for laser surgery as the eye where the cateract was replaced has clouded over. After the operation will i need new glasses or at least an eye test

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@sunny1971

Hi yes blurry is normal after cataracts. I had both done 8 ears ago, it passes in time , it should, also there are so many lenses today. did you get an expensive eye lens put in ? My husband had cataract surgery 6 weeks ago on right eye, his last appt was wed, this week, he still has blurriness with the eye, they sold him an expensive lens called," pan optics, tri focal, he says he should have just done the basic lens, i thing its all a money maker, he has good eyes and has never worn glasses, 65 years old and is in top health shape. Now , he still has major ! major light sensitivity, the surgeon says this will all pass ! he cant go in the sun or drive in the bright day light ! really? someone talk to me about this, the doc said there is NOTHING wrong with his eyes !!

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I got the expensive lens for the stigmatism in my left eye. My vision is a litlte better but I also have mild MD so it's not great, and the eye hurts sometimes, aches, and is blurry. I still have a cataract in my right eye but it's not that bad yet. I went back to the dr several times complaining of discomfort and some pain but he said everything was fine. But it still hurts and I don't know what's wrong. Also feels like something is in there and its' very distracting. He was condescending and when I told him his staff told me to stop the anti-inflammatory drops several weeks after surgery he didn't believe me and said they wouldn't have said that, except I didn't make that up. I'm thinking of getting a second opinion and don't want to go back to him for the other eye.

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I remember my vision being blurry for a few days. The eye drops contributed to this. Did you have a near vision implant in this eye? I had a near vision implant and a week later a far vision implant I adjusted within a few days and my vision was great, however I had halos around lights at night that continue to this day. I do not drive out of town at night but do fine in my city as I’m familiar with it.
Call your doctor with your questions they should be able to assure you over the phone.
Best to you.
Jill

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I have had both eyes done. On one I saw clearly right after surgery. On the other it was blurry for several days. Also saw a grayish mist for several months in the corner of one eye and that has disappeared. Out of both eyes I saw a bluish wash that has lessened to normal vision.

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@monak

I finally had an appointment with Dr. De Meglio at Hopkins Wilmer’s Eye Clinic yesterday, and she was outstanding. The left eye which is my blurry eye, well, the multifocal lens is not entirely centered on my pupil. Has anyone ever had surgery to reposition the multifocal lens? She will ask her colleagues about it, but what are your thoughts?

For the next three months, however, I’m aggressively treating dry eyes to see if that might help. Y’all had recommended Systane night time ointment which she says is excellent. I’m to continue with that. But I’m to hunt for eye drops that say artificial tears— from these brands:
Systane
Refresh
Blink
Theratears

I can find eye drops and I’ve got Blink and Thearatears in my shopping cart, but I don’t see artificial tear drops by Systane.

Thank you for your excellent support. —Mona

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Are you trying gel drops? They last longer than regular tear drops.

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