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A 76-year-old male asked:

I had cataract surgery on my left eye on july 29, 2021 and my vision is still extremely blurry and i see lots of floaters ( spots)inside my eye. what is wrong and what can i do get my vision back. i`m scheduled to see a cornea specialist on august31?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
How blurry? 20/25 vision or 20/400? Discuss your situation with your surgeon. There are many possibilities: dry eye, corneal swelling or astigmatism, endophthalmitis (infection inside the eye), retained lens fragments, cystoid macular edema (swelling of an important part of your retina), rotated astigmatic IOL, wrong power of the IOL (intraocular lens), and more. Prognosis varies with the cause.
Dr. Daniel Rosberger
Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
First and foremost you want to make sure that your symptoms are not caused by a retinal tear or detachment. That would be an emergency. You should see your ophthalmologist ASAP.

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