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 Carlinanswered
Ophthalmology 52 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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