Post cataract surgery/worried

Posted by cherriann @cherriann, Sep 4, 2017

I had cataract surgery w/corrective lens August 21, and after two weeks my eye is still blurry, scratchy and uncomfortable. Skin under my eye turned dark black to the middle of my cheek, and that also is still very dark and not back to normal. Visited surgeon twice and he says the surgery went well and my symptoms are not abnormal, but I am concerned because my vision is so poor and reading ability worse than before surgery. Doctor tells me it will improve in time, but I am getting scared because I still can’t see clear enough to drive my car. Last night I noticed that when I cover my other eye, I now see shooting bright light around street lights! Is all this normal after this type of surgery? Several others I’ve spoken to that have had this surgery tell me they see well within days, and none of them had ever heard of getting a black eye. If it truly takes months to see well and adjust to this new lens in my eye as doctor tells me, I can accept that, but I am getting worried. Also, there is a small spot of white at the bottom of my eyeball where there is longer color – doctor says color will return and white spot is medicine he put in the eye and will eventually disappear. I would appreciate hearing from anyone else who might have experienced any of these things after cataract surgery. Thanks for any information you can give me…..

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@nla4625

@johnbishop @cherrian I visited my ophthalmologist yesterday to see if it was time to have these posterior capsulotomies done. It is. The first one is scheduled for the end of April. I had to laugh, because he used the term polish three times. He evidently thinks his older patients can't handle big medical terms. Not that it matters, but I wondered how I could have totally misunderstood him when both of you said you had never heard of that. I asked the receptionist on the way out, and she gave me the medical term.

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Glad to hear you saw your ophthalmologist and despite the medical term used, you will be be getting the procedure done! Take care and keep us posted on how things go.

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@johnbishop

@nla4625, I'm happy to hear you have the procedure scheduled for the end of April. I hope you can come back and give us an update on how it went and how you are doing. Maybe even start a new discussion on Posterior Capsulotomy?

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@cherrian @johnbishop. I had posterior capsulotomies done on both eyes several months after cataract surgery and am thrilled how much better I can see. Floaters weren't a problem after the first one, and I hope they won't be a problem after the YAG procedure I had today. As others said, it was a really simple painless procedure, so I didn't worry about it. It's so nice when things go well, and I feel fortunate both cataract removals and these followup procedures went well! I loved looking at the trees in bloom on the way home and being able to see them clearly.

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@nla4625

@cherrian @johnbishop. I had posterior capsulotomies done on both eyes several months after cataract surgery and am thrilled how much better I can see. Floaters weren't a problem after the first one, and I hope they won't be a problem after the YAG procedure I had today. As others said, it was a really simple painless procedure, so I didn't worry about it. It's so nice when things go well, and I feel fortunate both cataract removals and these followup procedures went well! I loved looking at the trees in bloom on the way home and being able to see them clearly.

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@nla4625, That is great news that the YAG procedure went well. Thank you for sharing the update with us. I can imagine how relieved you must feel and especially the view of trees in bloom on your way home.

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I have extremely dry eyes and have used all available remedies, including Restasis and XIIDRA. Finally , my eyes Doc suggested 2 remedies. Prokera and Autogolous Serum (this is made from your own blood). Have been on this for just 2 days (Serum) and am noticing less discomfort. My husband was freaked out about this.
Anyone else who has tried this method? I’m still having to use XIIDRA 2,times day.
M Rudolph

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@2021mymayoclinic2021

I have extremely dry eyes and have used all available remedies, including Restasis and XIIDRA. Finally , my eyes Doc suggested 2 remedies. Prokera and Autogolous Serum (this is made from your own blood). Have been on this for just 2 days (Serum) and am noticing less discomfort. My husband was freaked out about this.
Anyone else who has tried this method? I’m still having to use XIIDRA 2,times day.
M Rudolph

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@2021mymayoclinic2021 Sounds like the autologous serum eye drops are working for you, but your husband is very bothered by them. So much of medicine today is starting to use patients own tissues for treatments. And they are working without introducing a foreign element into the system. Can i ask what your husband is freaked out about?

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@becsbuddy

@2021mymayoclinic2021 Sounds like the autologous serum eye drops are working for you, but your husband is very bothered by them. So much of medicine today is starting to use patients own tissues for treatments. And they are working without introducing a foreign element into the system. Can i ask what your husband is freaked out about?

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I guess because he never heard of such a thing!

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