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Dr. Matthew Rauen Dr. Rauen
Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Perhaps: Corneal abrasion at the time of cataract surgery can happen, but it is very rare. Certain conditions can increase the incidence (dry eyes, blepharitis, even previous lasik). The retinal swelling also is somewhat rare to the level you are describing, but it too still happens. Conditions like diabetes, uveitis history, and pre-existing wrinkling of the retina (epiretinal membrane) increase risk.

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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


Dr. Clement Cheng Dr. Cheng
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Which medication reduces your corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

Which medication reduces your corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

Anti-inflammatory: The best medication for acute corneal edema after cataract surgery will be with topical steroids. This class of medications decreases inflammation and helps the cornea recover after surgery. Other non steroidal anti inflammatories can also be used.

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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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Can medication be used to reduce corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

Can medication be used to reduce corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

Yes: Usually with time the swelling will improve. Typically we use anti-inflammatories such as steroids and nsaids. Muro or nacl can be used for bullous keratopathy. Speed of improvement is affected by endothelial cell counts and age.

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Dr. Richard Lehrer Dr. Lehrer
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Is it painful after cataract. Surgery?

Is it painful after cataract. Surgery?

Usually not: Most of the time patients have very little discomfort after surgery. Sometimes there is occasional sensation like an eyelash in the eye.

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What can be expected after cataract surgery?

What can be expected after cataract surgery?

Better Vision:): The first few days after surgery may be somewhat blurred, however, some patient see better immediately. Best vision may require a spectacle rx, depending on the type of implant you were a candidate for, and which one you selected. You should experience no pain. Make sure you use your drops as prescribed and do not rub the eye or lift heavy objects immediately.

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Dr. Richard Hector Dr. Hector
Ophthalmology
5 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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How much pain are you in after cataract surgery.

How much pain are you in after cataract surgery.

None: A little scratchiness is to be expected, nothing more.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Would it be recommended to to read after cataract surgery?

Would it be recommended to to read after cataract surgery?

Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks, surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, any complications? implant used? Most patients can go back to school/computer work/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Crystalens implant: may need to use readers initially for example. More @ Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com

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Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is this is posible to have laser surjery after cataract surgery.

Is this is posible to have laser surjery after cataract surgery.

Yes: Lasik or prk can be done to reduce need for glasses after cataract surgery. Other types of laser surgery can also be done. Nearly 50% of patients have a yag laser capsulotomy to remove lens cells from the lens implant after cataract surgery. Diabetic patients often get treated with a green laser for diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. Glaucoma patients may get an slt laser after healing.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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How common is scar tissue formation after cataract surgery?

How common is scar tissue formation after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Scarring does not occur after CS of corneal incisions; mild with scleral tunnel incision; scaring of posterior lens capsule (PCO) about 20% risk & may require need YAG laser (not uncommon & very high success rates with very low complications. More info:eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com

Dr. David Sachs Dr. Sachs
Ophthalmology
14 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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When will I need to see my doctor for follow up after cataract surgery?

Talk to your Dr.: You need to talk to your cataract surgeon, but typically you will be see the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and 1 month after surger.

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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Can you tell me everything about contact lenses for 65 year old after cataract surgery?

Can you tell me everything about contact lenses for 65 year old after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: You should not need contact lenses after cataract surgery. The surgery and new implants should replace the need for contacts after the surgery. If needed, you can be refitted with the same make and model of contacts with the new power if needed.

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Dr. Michael Endl Dr. Endl
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
21 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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3 months after cataract surgery, now when ever I close my eyes I see light green. Is this normal?

3 months after cataract surgery, now when ever I close my eyes I see light green. Is this normal?

Colors OK: Especially as this appears to be happening in both eyes, I would expect your brain to 'neuroadapt' or gradually get 'used to' the way light now enters your eye. For most patients after cataract surgery, they feel colors are generally more vivid and 'whites are whiter'. However, like getting used to a new pair of glasses these new lenses will take some adjustment over the first 6-12 months.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.

My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.

Ck w/ur eye surgeon: It is wise to speak to your cataract surgeon about this. They usually use very light weight lid speculum, the injection for anesthesia to keep your eye from moving around during surgery is deeper, and usually never causes deep eye pain, but s/he needs to be made aware of this, especially if you might have had any interoperative issues with your surgery. It may be even unrelated like sinuses too.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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6 wks after cataract surgery, still see peripheral shimmering light. Implants 11.5D; 13.5D. What if symptoms do not improve as DR thinks they will?

6 wks after cataract surgery, still see peripheral shimmering light. Implants 11.5D; 13.5D. What if symptoms do not improve as DR thinks they will?

What type of implant: If it was a multifocal implant, it is common to see glare and haloes. If you are seeing flashing lights, see your eyeMD for dilated exam. If lights shimmers this is likely haloes from the implant and usually go away/brain adapts in weeks-months. Rarely are implants exchanged if such symptoms continue but is an option if continues.

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will I be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op.

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton Dr. Hamilton
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before I can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

Discuss with doc: You should discuss this with your surgeon. Your vision should recover very quickly after cataract surgery unless there are special circumstances. Most patients can drive almost immediately, however, there can be some challenges using both eyes together if the un-operated eye has a high prescription.

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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What should I expect after cataract surgery?

What should I expect after cataract surgery?

Better vision.: You should expect better vision. Minimal to no discomfort and to return to normal activities in 24 hours. You will use drops for 3-4 weeks.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

Which lens is better after cataract surgery?

S/p Cataract choices: If you mean which implant to choose for an intraocular lens implant, see Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com. If you mean which lens is better after cataract surgery: depends on residual refractive error (is there astigmatism, reading ok? What IOL was placed?). If you need reading, intermediate, distance rx, progressives are best for young pt's if brain can learn. Full answer @blog

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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

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