Cataract Surgery Post Op, is this nor...

Cataract Surgery Post Op, is this normal?

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luneib

Meriden, CT

#1 Oct 18, 2008
Several weeks ago I had cataract surgery, my eye was still blurry, my doctor found it was cloudy behind the lens, so...I then needed laser surgery, my eye is still a bit blurry, is this the way it is supposed to be from now on? Has anyone had any other results after their surgery, are your eye very clear or a bit blurry like my eye? I just don't know what it considered a normal result after this type of surgery?

Thanx!
NewGuy

Cambridge, MA

#2 Nov 16, 2008
Hi :)

See your doc (gotta say that of course)

But it really depends on a bunch of things. What type of lens was implanted? If you are still in the first month this can be normal (depending on the lens).

Too hard to tell without more info. But basically it may get better and it may not. Chances are it will, but you should see a doctor about this question :)

Best of luck!
Found this__might help

Somerville, MA

#3 Dec 16, 2008
http://cataractsurgery.accommodatingiol.com/B...
Talks about blurry vision after cataract surgery. Has it gotten better? What has your doctor said?

Since: Feb 09

Germantown, TN

#4 Feb 17, 2009
My mother has had the same problem. Cataract surgery followed by the laser procedure within 3 weeks of surgery. Still cloudy, but it's intermittent. Some days it's clear for a while but ends up cloudy. Other days, it's clear all the time. Doctor said it might be a dry cornea and to use drops. She does this many times a day. Not working. Any suggestions/ideas?
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Apr 21, 2010
I am having surgery next week, hope i still don't have any blurriness......

Since: Jun 10

Perris, CA

#6 Jun 24, 2010
I know that after you have cataract surgery and they implant a new lens, then certain proteins and other debris can form on the inner side of the lens. This often causes the blurry vision and is due to normal inflammation inside the eye after the surgery. The follow-up laser surgery removes that debris.

I would still get this checkout out by your doctor.

http://www.eyestyetreatment.net
marly

AOL

#7 Sep 11, 2011
Had cataract surgery on Thursday, have now developed a fever of 100, is this normal?
Pat

Chappaqua, NY

#8 Oct 17, 2011
My husband has blurry vision after cataract surgery two weeks ago and 4 weeks - blurry in both eyes. Dr. says his vision is now 20/20 but husband says everything blurry. Cannot read clearly, cannot see TV clearly, cannot use computer clearly.

Did your blurriness clear up and if so when? What did your dr. say about it? Husband's dr. sasy "everything is normal" but the vision certianly isn't. What did your dr. say/do?
THanks
luneib wrote:
Several weeks ago I had cataract surgery, my eye was still blurry, my doctor found it was cloudy behind the lens, so...I then needed laser surgery, my eye is still a bit blurry, is this the way it is supposed to be from now on? Has anyone had any other results after their surgery, are your eye very clear or a bit blurry like my eye? I just don't know what it considered a normal result after this type of surgery?
Thanx!
ENC

Ocala, FL

#9 Oct 23, 2011
I'm seeing spots in my right eye like tiny bubbles. Had surgery almost 3weeks ago. Is this something that happens and will they go away?
Juliana van Niekerk

South Africa

#10 Nov 28, 2011
I live in Pretoria, South Africa and had cataract surgery on 15/11/2011. My sight is very blurry and I can only see the Specialist in January for a follow-up examination. I am very concerned that my eyesight will not return to normal.
Sherry

Evansville, IN

#12 Jul 1, 2012
Pat wrote:
My husband has blurry vision after cataract surgery two weeks ago and 4 weeks - blurry in both eyes. Dr. says his vision is now 20/20 but husband says everything blurry. Cannot read clearly, cannot see TV clearly, cannot use computer clearly.
Did your blurriness clear up and if so when? What did your dr. say about it? Husband's dr. sasy "everything is normal" but the vision certianly isn't. What did your dr. say/do?
THanks
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I am in the same boat. Surgery five weeks ago still blurry, cannot see much contrast. Doc said all is ok. I know better. Mt lens is an Alcon acrysof iq lens. I know they cause a thing called glistenings from research. Vision doesn't improve. Am going back to mention this to my doc. Don't know what he will say or do. Don't know my options. Am miserable with my vision. Hope I have some options, extract lens and replace maybe. Let me know how you are doing.
Sherry

Evansville, IN

#13 Jul 1, 2012
I too have blurr vision five weeks past surgery. Doc said I see fine but I can't see contrast against a light background, tv ,iPad, etc. can't see faces when light is behind individual. My lens is an Alcon acrysof iq and I researched and found the acrylic iols cause something called glistenings or micro vacuoles. Am going back to mention to my doc. Don't know what he will say about a defective lens. Hope I have some recourse, I.e. removal. Am miserable with results. Let me know about your vision.
The general

Olten, Switzerland

#15 Sep 25, 2012
I had one eye done in June and had no complications. I could see very clearly. I had the other eye done last Monday. I can see very very well, but have a slight postoperative glaucoma in the eye last operated. The doctor said this is probably due to the anti- inflammatory eye drops and after a week he told be to stop using the.
Juliana van Niekerk

Sudan

#16 Sep 25, 2012
luneib wrote:
Several weeks ago I had cataract surgery, my eye was still blurry, my doctor found it was cloudy behind the lens, so...I then needed laser surgery, my eye is still a bit blurry, is this the way it is supposed to be from now on? Has anyone had any other results after their surgery, are your eye very clear or a bit blurry like my eye? I just don't know what it considered a normal result after this type of surgery?
Thanx!
I had my cataract op last year Nov and before that I could see much better. I am half blind now and my doctor just says there is nothing he can do about it!5193
Juliana van Niekerk

Sudan

#17 Sep 25, 2012
I had my cataract op in November last year and could see much better BEFORE the op. Now my doctor says it's age related and he can do nothing about it!
John Richards

Fairfax, CA

#19 Nov 17, 2012
Pat wrote:
My husband has blurry vision after cataract surgery two weeks ago and 4 weeks - blurry in both eyes. Dr. says his vision is now 20/20 but husband says everything blurry. Cannot read clearly, cannot see TV clearly, cannot use computer clearly.
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Reading and computers use near vision. The new lens the surgeon puts in is typically optimized for distant vision. I recently had the surgery and I now have to use reading glasses for tasks requiring near vision, something I did not need before. I was near-sighted. My distant vision has definitely improved from the surgery.
Teejay

UK

#20 Nov 22, 2012
My mum had refractive lense exchange surgery April 2010 , her life has been a nightmare ever since ie blurred vision, halos, starbursts, grey curtain affecting her field of vision, also she has depression doctors say no more surgery as it can be risky.
Ronda

Birmingham, AL

#21 Nov 26, 2012
I had cataract surgery in October 2012 and have had blurred vision since. My doctor sent me to see a retina specialist because he thought I had a macular hole behind my eye, the specialist didn't find anything but as of today I still have blurred vision. I'm tired of walking around in a fog. I also have astigmatism really bad in that eye, has anyone had any better results yet from there blurred vision.
Teejay

Lincoln, UK

#22 Dec 1, 2012
Hi Ronda
My mum vision is terrible , she is only 45 and no surgery would help, she has got to live with this the rest of her life, i hate the way optical express treated her pre op and post op, if they had done the correct patholgy pre op my mum wouldnt be going through this, as she should never had the surgery which cost her £4,800 , everyone should be warned about this company , she has been so strong through all of this but what an impact it has had on her life and she is one of the best people in the world, she certinly didnt deserve this, ronda who done your surgery?
David

Van Nuys, CA

#23 Dec 31, 2012
ENC wrote:
I'm seeing spots in my right eye like tiny bubbles. Had surgery almost 3weeks ago. Is this something that happens and will they go away?
do you see spots floating every where? If so you have or getting a detached Ratna cause that's what I had and if you don't get surgery you could go blind

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