scarring after cataract surgery

Posted by ladybugmg @ladybugmg, Tue, Mar 19 5:15pm

I have scarring after having cataract surgery and the doctor wants to remove it using laser. Has anyone had this done and what was the result?

@ladybugmg I had both my cataracts removed I dont know about scaring but had film on my eyes that was removed by laser

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Was this done in the doctor's offices?

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@ladybugmg Yes it was no problem only took seconds to zap of I went to lunch afterwards .For future reference put the @before the person you are replying to makes it easier to answer if you do.

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As I understand it, the sack that holds the lense develops a film in 20% of cataract removal cases, and it can be burned away using a laser in the office. This is what happened in my case a few months afters cataract surgery.

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@ladybugmg That happened me to too, it is called PCO, also removed by laser. Thank God for that!

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I had the cataract surgery January 8, 2019, developed inflammation and was treated with steroids/ After 4 weeks it did not clear up so the YAG -laser was done. I still can't see well and the inflammation has gotten worse. I was told the next step would be a needle to draw out the excess fluid. Very nervous about this next step. Searching for alternatives to this needle.

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@jaguar737

I had the cataract surgery January 8, 2019, developed inflammation and was treated with steroids/ After 4 weeks it did not clear up so the YAG -laser was done. I still can't see well and the inflammation has gotten worse. I was told the next step would be a needle to draw out the excess fluid. Very nervous about this next step. Searching for alternatives to this needle.

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@jaguar737, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I will be a candidate for cararact surgery in the next few years, so I appreciate that you have shared your experience here. I think it is helpful to hear about experiences of others who have gone thru similar procedures. I do realize that we are all different, but I also have the thought, "what if" forming in the back of my mind.
As for my current experience, I do get routine treatment with eye injections, and the area is completely numbed with drops so that there is no pain at all. The only discomfort that I feel is the nervous anticipation and fear of pain – which I have never had. The thought of it is the worse part of it.
When do you learn if you will need the fluid drained?

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@rosemarya

@jaguar737, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I will be a candidate for cararact surgery in the next few years, so I appreciate that you have shared your experience here. I think it is helpful to hear about experiences of others who have gone thru similar procedures. I do realize that we are all different, but I also have the thought, "what if" forming in the back of my mind.
As for my current experience, I do get routine treatment with eye injections, and the area is completely numbed with drops so that there is no pain at all. The only discomfort that I feel is the nervous anticipation and fear of pain – which I have never had. The thought of it is the worse part of it.
When do you learn if you will need the fluid drained?

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Thank you so much for replying. May 1st they said if the fluid is not drained by then. currently taking the steroids. Thanks for the encouragement along the way.

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@jaguar737

Thank you so much for replying. May 1st they said if the fluid is not drained by then. currently taking the steroids. Thanks for the encouragement along the way.

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@jaguar737, I hope that the steroid treatment will reduce the fluids so you won't need the procedure. Will you give me an update after your May appointment?

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@rosemarya

@jaguar737, I hope that the steroid treatment will reduce the fluids so you won't need the procedure. Will you give me an update after your May appointment?

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absolutely and thank you for caring… God Bless

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@ladybugmg

I have been disagnosed as having second cataracts "Posterior Capsular Opacification ( PCO)" for which the opthamologist wants to use YAG laser to make a hole in the posterior lens. I have researched the procedure and find there are many risks in having this done. Has anyone else faced this decision?

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Hi @ladybugmg that must be a tough decision to make.

I'd like to tag @jakedduck1 @cherriann @peach414144 and @hikergirl Have had cataract surgery and may be able to offer you support.

Back to you @ladybugmg what are some of the risks you have found? What direction are you leaning at this point?

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@ladybugmg

I have been disagnosed as having second cataracts "Posterior Capsular Opacification ( PCO)" for which the opthamologist wants to use YAG laser to make a hole in the posterior lens. I have researched the procedure and find there are many risks in having this done. Has anyone else faced this decision?

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@ladybugmg
Hi,
I have had cataract surgery but didn’t have PCO although I was aware of the possibility. I had a friend who it happened to but they had the laser procedure which was quick and totally successful. The only laser surgery I had was a laser making the incision for my cataract procedure and I had a tear ducts closed by laser.
I have understood the PCO procedure was simple quick and virtually complication free. Do you know otherwise? Also, do you have Diabetes?
Jake

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@ladybugmg

I have been disagnosed as having second cataracts "Posterior Capsular Opacification ( PCO)" for which the opthamologist wants to use YAG laser to make a hole in the posterior lens. I have researched the procedure and find there are many risks in having this done. Has anyone else faced this decision?

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Hello. I had cataract surgery and corneal transplants in 2013. Developed secondary cataracts (had never heard of them) in 2017. YAG laser procedure was easy breezy. I was in and out. My left eye now has occasional white floaters that I blink away. Annoying but not harmful. Good luck to you!

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@rwinney

Hello. I had cataract surgery and corneal transplants in 2013. Developed secondary cataracts (had never heard of them) in 2017. YAG laser procedure was easy breezy. I was in and out. My left eye now has occasional white floaters that I blink away. Annoying but not harmful. Good luck to you!

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@rwinney
Were the floaters a complication of the cataract surgery or the laser treatment?
Did your Ophthalmologist mention a YAG procedure that can treat floaters?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@rwinney
Were the floaters a complication of the cataract surgery or the laser treatment?
Did your Ophthalmologist mention a YAG procedure that can treat floaters?
Jake

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After YAG. No he has not mentioned. I'm carefully paying attention to the floaters because if they become more frequent I will address.

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