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blurred vision after general anesthesia

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable.: Often under general anesthesia the doctor or nurse will put artificial drops or ointment to prevent the eyes from drying out. Everyone dissolves thes ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
14 years experience Anesthesiology
Thanks for asking!: Blurry vision can occur immediately after general anesthesia, often relating to a lubricant applied in the eyes. Blurry vision can also occur also fro ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Call your doctor: This may be a side effect due to a medication you are talking. Call your doctor and check. Otherwise, see an eye doc to find out what is going on. ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Corneal : Corneal exposure during surgery is not uncommon but typically resolves in a couple of days. If his surgery was three weks ago, he needs to be evaluat ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not related: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get ol ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually: Astigmatism or irregular corneal surface. If a retro bulbar infection for anesthesia is done this may cause some short term diplopia.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes: See your ophthalmologist to determine what is going on.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Possible but unlikely. Depends on length of surgery, other drugs used, age, blood pressure during surgery, thrombotic events , other medical problems. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Robertson
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No, your vision generally doesn't deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma: In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens. This lens ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See your eyedoc: Seeing better out of an eye with a multifocal lens following YAG might do it. Other causes might be a new PVD, severe pitting of lens, corneal edema f ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably. : Early glaucoma field loss does not cause widespread peripheral vision loss. It usually is subtle, sectoral- not total. Follow your doctors treatment ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Vague: Need much more information to determine if there is an association. Remember, extractions are surgery, and some post-procedure changes are to be anti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Cataract surgery involves the substitution of an artificial lens for the removed and cloudy natural lens. This causes the iris to recede backwards in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Secondary cataract: Secondary cataract is a condition where the posterior capsule (the clear membrane behind the lens) becomes cloudy or scarred. Immediately after surge ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Mayers
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: It depends on how much damage the eye sustained prior to your surgery. If the eye was otherwise in good shape, vision should return within 4 to 8 week ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But it is much more common to have it under local anesthesia. The procedure is so fast that it'll take longer to get you under general and to wake up ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Adler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This could be retinal tear or detachment. See your ophthalmologist as soon as possible for retinal exam.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Ointments are viscous and therefore result in an uneven layer of fluid in front of the eye. This can blur vision for 5-30 minutes depending on the thi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
It may but it can be: It may but it may be related to your uveitis. You need to see your ophthalogist
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is anot ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No : They must be surgically removed and lens implanted.
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