scarring after cataract surgery

Posted by ladybugmg @ladybugmg, Mar 19, 2019

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?

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@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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