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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

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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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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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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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...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 oOhthalmology consult. Get Radiology consult for imaging question. ...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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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?

Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.  ?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See 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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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


Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more