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cataract surgery pupil constriction

A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Pupil: How small compared to the other eye? If only 1/1-1mm this may be normal. The vision typically would be stable and you should be seeing well by now. Wa ... 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 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Your cataract surgeon may have used intraoperative medication to constrict the pupil (Miochol™, Miostat™). This is medication is used for a variety of ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call eye doctor now: Uncomplicated cataract surgery is not associated with these symptoms. Call your eye doctor right now. If you can't get hold of him, rush to the ER. T ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
After surgery: It is not uncommon to have a constricted pupil after surgery. It should return to normal within 7 days.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Get second opinion: Cataracts that need surgery is a rare thing in this age range. I suggest a second opinion if surgery has been recommended.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistentl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Intraocular lenses: There are many types of intraocular lenses (iols) which are used for cataract surgery. Most people have basic iols which will correct either distance ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser proced ... Read More

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