Cataract development after detached retina surgery with macular hole
I was just wondering if anyone has had detached retina surgery with a macular hole that developed a cataract less than 6 months later. Did you have the surgery to remove the cataract? If so, did your vision improve, stay the same or get worse? I cannot see anything clearly, doesn't matter if it's right up to my face or 10 feet away, everything is blurry colours. It's affecting my other eye that keeps trying to focus on what I'm looking at. I don't feel comfortable driving as it affects my peripheral vision. I see my eye doctor Nov 1 to go over my options and I'm trying to get other people's experiences with this. Thanks so much
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cataracts often develope after retinal detachment surgery
I had surgery in August developed a cataract right away
I was so thankful to see 20/20 after the cataract surgery
Trust in God
I had Macular Hole Surgery about 6 months ago.
Retina was reattached and The macular hole is closed.
However, my vision in that eye is very wavy. Distortion is annoying but other eye compensates for it.
Colors are ok.
I do not think I will get any improvement.
I had retina surgery on Aug. 31st and vision improved from injections after several months ( 20/80 to 20/40). I chose surgery anyway, hoping for a long term outcome.
I'm scheduled for cataract surgery on Dec. 6th, however, this cataract preexisted the retina surgery….so unrelated.
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I'm a recently retired optometrist. It is VERY common to develop cataract after retinal surgery, because any disruption of the contents of the eye can disrupt the ultra precise spacing of the fibers that make up the lens of the eye. It's also normal, no matter how annoying it is, for vision to look wavy or distorted after a macular hole repair. Again, this is because it's impossible to restore the ultra-precise spacing of the light receptors in the macula, which are very tightly packed together. It's actually an amazing advance that macular holes can even be repaired at all. Think of trying to restore a wet facial tissue after the fibers in it have been stretched by handling, that's a bit similar. Your brain may learn to compensate for and somewhat ignore the distortion that you see. I wish you well.
Thank you for your valuable knowledge. I did know that Macular Hole surgery is very advanced and amazing!
I did not know that the wavy vision is a common issue.
Hi, I experienced a spontaneous full retinal detachment in early July 2022 and had retina surgery 3 days later. Since then the vision in affected eye has been wavy, distorted, colors muted, loss of depth perception, and basically like looking into a clown mirror. A few months later I noticed things getting hazy and very little improvement, and also really bad halos when I looked at a headlight or any light at night. Fast forward to yesterday 7 months later when I had cataract surgery. Today, the day after the surgery I already notice a huge improvement. Things are still a bit wavy and distorted, but my overall vision is way better. Looking forward to more improvement now that my good eye can fully adapt to the new situation. Good luck and talk to more than one Dr. if you have questions. My first surgeon never mentioned any of the potential cataract issues etc.. The second opinion Dr fully explained everything that was happening and the why. I used that Dr for the cataract surgery. Hope things improve for you….
Can anyone please advise whether cataracts surgery is safe to do, and whether result is satisfactory
Hi Baylee I just had the test written the surgery the other day and having to stay on my stomach face down for a week is horrible. My husband ordered me a massage chair because laying on my stomach is causing all my other health problems to flare I have neck issues, shoulder issues back issues you name it. Inflammation everywhere, this definitely has been the worst thing ever however, the doctor did tell me I will develop a cataract and needs surgery later on. Not sure how much later on my job consists of heavy lifting and I am concerned however, she said I should be able to go back to it. I have had numerous friends go through the cataract surgery with success so it should be interesting to see what happens. I just want to make it through this week of hell. I have a constant headache with my head in this position.
It’s safe but the outcomes aren’t always what they tell you.
Get a second opinion. Multi focal and toric lens need exact placement or you are going to have problem. I know. I’m going through it now.