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I am 26 year old. I undergone steroid induced cataract surgery & uveitis on both eyes but under control. Now blurred vision what may be problem now?

I am 26 year old. I undergone steroid induced cataract surgery & uveitis on both eyes but under control. Now blurred vision what may be problem now?

Depends: It depends on how long after the surgery as well. It could be simply dry eyes or related to edema in the cornea or retina. Your ophthalmologist can best assess what might be causing the blurry vision. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

Not uncommon: The eye is in the early healing stages and is usually accompanied by some inflammation. Post op eye drops help. A very red eye and or pain would be reasons for concern. Any severe decrease in vision would be a reason for concern - and reason to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision and pain upon movement of the eye, had cataract surgery in late sept and been having problems ever since, I was attacked by my step daughter (punched 14 times in the eyes) could this be part of the trouble now????????

I have blurred vision and pain upon movement of the eye, had cataract surgery in late sept and been having problems ever since, I was attacked by my step daughter (punched 14 times in the eyes) could this be part of the trouble now????????

Trauma certainly can: If you haven't so far you need to have your eyes examined for evidence that trauma has left you with some significant issues. You may have had some internal bleeding (in the eye), be developing a pressure problem, etc. All this may end up causing permanent visual impairment if not treated. ...Read more

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Blurry vision after cataract surgery, what to do?

Blurry vision after cataract surgery, what to do?

Blurry cataract: See your surgeon. It could be postoperative swelling in the back of the eye, cells growing over the capsular membrane behind your new lens, glasses that are wrong, or other unrelated things like dry eyes, etc. ...Read more

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3 weeks out cataract surgery. First, blurry vision, droopy eyelid, & now torn retina. Can it all be repaired? What does it involve?

3 weeks out cataract surgery. First, blurry vision, droopy eyelid, & now torn retina. Can it all be repaired? What does it involve?

Yes: Surgery can repair the droopy eyelid as well as the torn retina. It depends on what is causing the droopy eyelid to determine what treatment works the best. Also, depends on how much of the retina is detached to determine what treatment works the best and what the vision prognosis is. Your ophthalmologist will be able to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that cataract surgery complications will only happen 1 in 1000 times?

Is it true that cataract surgery complications will only happen 1 in 1000 times?

It depends: Depending on the surgeon, type of cataract operation, and condition of the eye at the time of surgery, complications that can result in decreased vision typically occur in less than 1 in 1000 procedures. Although some non-vision threatening conditions may occur more commonly, they will not affect the results. Surgeon experience and technique is key, though. ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: Post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection, retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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How do I fix foggy/hazy vision 3 years after having cataract surgery?

How do I fix foggy/hazy vision 3 years after having cataract surgery?

Depends.: You need to see your eye doctor, but the most common cause would be a secondary cataract which can be resolved with a simple 60 second yag laser procedure. Another cause could be late onset corneal edema which could be treated by a corneal specialist. ...Read more

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I'm having foggy/hazy vision 3 years after cataract surgery, what is wrong?

I'm having foggy/hazy vision 3 years after cataract surgery, what is wrong?

Post Cat Surgery: VA: Common Post Cataract Surgery Issues: need for glasses still for residual astigmatism/refractive error; need YAG laser due to PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacification: happens in 10-25% of patients): YAG laser helps decrease glare/streaks of light patients notice from PCO; more info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Cataract surgery, complete loss of near vision, what to do?

Cataract surgery, complete loss of near vision, what to do?

Loss of near vision: Cataract surgery (CS) has benefits & risks (rare but possible: loss of best vision, infection, loss of eye, etc). When CS benefits (improved vision from advanced cataract excision) outweigh risks, surgery is indicated. New generation premium lenses allow for better near, intermediate, reading VA. If monofocal lens placed, you will need reading glasses or Lens exchange. See eyeyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

Depends: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends that if the visual acuity is impaired the procedure can be recommended. No longer is an absolute visual acuity set for approval. ...Read more

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How exactly will your vision be after cataract surgery?

How exactly will your vision be after cataract surgery?

Vision & Catarac: Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc) the vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery (low risk factor patients). Most patients say colors are brighter after VA much better. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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Can having cataract surgery also damage vision?

Can having cataract surgery also damage vision?

Not usually: Like all surgical procedures, cataract surgery can have complications. These complications can cause damage to the eye and vision. Fortunately cataract surgery complications are uncommon. ...Read more

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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes: If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be due to: imbalance of refraction (glasses rx) or eye muscles between eyes; uncovering of misalignment of eyes from youth/birth; if injection used before surgery, can rarely be from eye muscle damage. New eye glasses Rx helps in most cases depending on cause & severity. Majority resolve in >1mo. See eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia. Dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR. Need contrast?

Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia. Dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR. Need contrast?

Perhaps: If you have no other symptoms or signs, and the MRI without contrast is normal, this is probably due to a 4th cranial nerve problem (atherosclerosis/hypertension) or decompensation of an old strabismus. If it can be treated with prisms in your glasses, you can just follow it. If you are really unhappy, then get Peds Ophthalmology consult. ...Read more

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Following cataract surgery, will the eye go back to normal perfect vision?

Following cataract surgery, will the eye go back to normal perfect vision?

Vision & Cataract: Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc) the vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery (low risk factor patients). Most patients say colors are brighter after surgery & VA much better. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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I have dim vision with a yellow tint 12 hours after cataract surgery. Should I be worried?

May be normal: It is often normal for the cornea to swell slightly after cataract surgery. It may take several days for the swelling to improve. Your surgeon will evaluate your eyes postoperatively and should be able to reassure you. ...Read more

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Cataract surgery 7 yrs ago. Some kind of dark object is blocking right eye, it moves around within right eye only and cutting my vision.

Cataract surgery 7 yrs ago. Some kind of dark object is blocking right eye, it moves around within right eye only and cutting my vision.

Blurry vision: After cataract surgery may be caused by a clouding of the lens capsule which is left in place during your surgery. It may also be due to an opacity that can develop in the vitreous or some type of retinal problem. You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause of your symptoms and if there is anything that can be done to help them. ...Read more

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Post cataract surgery developed floaters. Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line. Do floaters go away in time?

Post cataract surgery developed floaters. Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line. Do floaters go away in time?

Floaters dimish: With time but they may not completely go away. With better vision after cataract surgery you might have noticed the floater that's always been there. Your brain will try to adjust. Be well. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

Full healing 5 weeks: Vision better in1-3 days. Glasses post op depends on iol implant type (bifocal/astigmatic/ standard) must be correct candidate for special implants your ophthalmologist will be able to tell you what type of implant your eyes qualify for. ...Read more

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Do people adjust to new vision after getting cataract surgery?

The vast majority: Since cataract development causes reduced vision, the condition itself requires adaptation. The procedure restores vision and therefore adaptation to "normal" is usually effortless! With today's cataract surgery vision is often better almost immediately after the procedure! ...Read more

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What can I do about filmy vision 2yrs after cataract surgery?

What can I do about filmy vision 2yrs after cataract surgery?

Get examined: See your eye doctor. It might be something simple like a refraction (need for new glasses or contacts), posterior capsular opacity (needing a quick yag capsulotomy laser in the office to clear up the lens in your eye), or, something more serious like a retinal problem. ...Read more

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How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

Excellent.: Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20. ...Read more

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5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

Absolutely yes!: There are many silent causes of blindness that can occur months to years after cataract surgery, and you should have annual dilated ophthalmological examinations. You can't be certain that your eyes are healthy just because you think that your vision is unchanged. ...Read more

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My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

Very Possibly: It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complications occur, your uncorrected vision will likely improve.

The best of wishes for good health ...Read more

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Will intense computer work in the days after cataract surgery negatively impact my final vision? I feel I have lost slight distance acuity from this.

No effect: Computer use does not harm the eyes nor does it change eye power. It is fatiguing and drying but these are momentary and no permanent changes. ...Read more

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I am two weeks post cataract surgery. Vision good. Today had lengthy episode of floaters including cloudy floaters and vision not as precise. Normal?

Floaters after CS: Floaters after a non-complicated CS procedure can occur. Check with your eyeMD to be sure no vitreous was lost during procedure. If flashing or a significant numbers of floaters or a curtain coming down over your vision occurs, call your eyeMD ASAP to be sure there is no new retinal hole or detachment. ...Read more

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Can I train my non-dominant eye for distance? Cataract surgery in dominant right eye shot for 20-20, instead left me with great close vision.

Maybe: About half of patients can switch their ocular dominance. You can confirm this by performing a contact lens trial and seeing what happens. If it does not work, a laser touch up to eliminate the residual near sightedness can be considered. ...Read more

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Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Can be done more: Than once, but in an eye that is already internally inflamed, even doing one cataract surgery has it's risks, as well as post-op cataract recovery time. Must reduce stress levels, and also have a full work up done by your internist to look at other causes of system inflammation and rule that out too. Want the eye as quiet as possible. ...Read more

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When after cataract surgery before you can see how corrected your vision is?

When after cataract surgery before you can see how corrected your vision is?

It depends: Everyone heals a bit differently and not every cataract is the same. Most cataract patients see very well by 1 week after their surgery. Your vision should be fully healed by 3-4 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Anything they can do to improve vision years after congenital cataract surgery?

Possibly: You should see an eye doctor to determine if anything can be done to improve vision. In some cases, glasses or a contact lens can help improve vision. Other issues such as glaucoma, amblyopia, etc may limit best corrected vision though. ...Read more

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Is it still possible that my vision will return to normal after cataract surgery.?

Normal?: Depends on what you mean by normal. You can get your vision back, you may need glasses for distance and near, or distance / near only.

I believe for your question the answer would be yes. ...Read more

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How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

Best vision: You will know fairly quickly after surgery that your vision has improved, but it takes up to four weeks or longer to get your final best vision. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more