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A 62-year-old female asked:

I just had cataract surgery (toric) (6 days ago) in my left eye and when i look to the right i see a shadow in the outer part of my eye and my vision seems to be blocked on the outer edge. is this normal?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Yes: This negative dysphotopsia is well known and occurs sometimes after perfectly done surgery. It generally goes away over about 3 months. If not, discuss with your surgeon who can explain the alternatives.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2020

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