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I have cataract surgery before 15 days .But i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

I have cataract surgery before 15 days .But i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

Reading!: How is your distance vision? You may be using too strong if reading glasses, try a + 2.00. There are many possible explanations for your situation. See your surgeon! ...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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I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

Surgery: Do not worry...People may require up to 90 days to have their best vision after surgery. Keep using your drops and give yourself more time to heal... ...Read more

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I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday.They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday.They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

2-3 days: If you received general anesthesia, the effects can last up to 48 hours. Some aesthetics concentrate in the fatty tissues and may take a couple of days to return to normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cataract surgery?

Cataract Surgery:how: The lens: usually clear, behind iris; is like a "pillow in a pillowcase". When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Goal: keep capsular bag intact; ultrasound tip can puncture/disrupt bag; More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is removal of the cataract and replacing it with an aritificial lens (implant). ...Read more

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How can I prepare myself for a cataract surgery

How can I prepare myself for a cataract surgery

Cataract surgery: Use preoperative drops as directed. Follow written instructions from your surgeon. Take it easy postop as you heal. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative to cataract surgery?

Can you suggest any alternative to cataract surgery?

No: A mature cataract has only one cure, which is surgery. Occasionally you will see homeopathic remedies for cataract in the form of drops, these are unproven and in the opinion of the vast majority of eye surgeons do nothing. Immature cataracts can often be managed by optimizing your glasses prescription. ...Read more

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Lens in cataract surgery displaced. How easy to rectify?

Lens in cataract surgery displaced. How easy to rectify?

Based on the amount: If an Intra-ocular Lens Implant becomes displaced, the approach to repair (+/- surgery) depends on several factors. 1. Anterior Chamber vs. Posterior Chamber 2. Displaced (Subluxed) vs. Dislocated 3. Involvement of any other ocular structures 4. Level of the Intra-ocular Pressure Bottom line: Please seek evaluation with your Ophthalmic Surgeon. ...Read more

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Are you able to see what's happening during cataract surgery?

Are you able to see what's happening during cataract surgery?

Depends on anestheia: If eye drop anestheia (topical) is used without an injection, you will see lights but not specific details of the surgery. If an injected block of anesthetic is used (retrobulbar, peribulbar block), you might not see anything at all because the optic nerve itself might be affected by the anesthetic. I use topical and people are not bothered by what they see. ...Read more

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Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Yes: Cataract surgery is a surgery and thus has risks associated with it, although they are generally small compared to the potential benefit. ...Read more

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What happens if I get cataract surgery can I still join usmc infantry?

What happens if I get cataract surgery can I still join usmc infantry?

USMC induction: "Current aphakia (379.31), history of lens implant, or current or history of dislocation of a lens is disqualifying.Current or history of opacities of the lens (366) that interfere with vision or that are considered to be progressive, including cataract (366.9), are disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/eyes_2.htm ...Read more

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I would like to know what would happen after a cataract surgery. Please explain.

Cataract Surgery: The lens: usually clear, behind iris; is like a "pillow in a pillowcase". When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Recovery usually less than 1wk; 10-20% risk need laser after 1st surgery. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is cataract surgery done with a laser?

Femto Laser: The femtosecond laser was approved about 2 years ago to assist with certain steps of cataract surgery. It is not widely used because it is prohibitively expensive and not covered by insurance. Modern cataract surgery is done by ultrasound and utilizes sophisticated lens implants to correct for pre-existing refractve errors. Laser or no laser, modern cataract surgery is a miraculous operation. ...Read more

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How effective is the new laser cataract surgery?

How effective is the new laser cataract surgery?

Good for parts: Laser assisted cataract surgery is just that. The new femtosecond laser helps make the incision part of cataract surgery more precise and predictable than traditional methods. The laser does not do the entire operation--only parts of it. There is a considerable extra expense to using the laser that is paid for by the patient. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cataract surgery to treat glaucoma?

Cataract surgery: can help increase the available space in your eye where fluid drains out. This can potentially lower your eye pressure. Sometimes, stents or a special laser is used in conjunction with cataract surgery to lower the eye pressure even further. If your vision is also impaired from cataracts, then the surgery will help with that too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i allergic to lens from cataract surgery, what should I do?

Extremely unlikely: It is extremely rare to be allergic to the lens material of modern intraocular lenses. Inflammatory precipitates which deposit on the lenses are usually secondary to other causes of inflammation and not the material itself. ...Read more

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If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

If you have had cataract surgery, how did it affect your ability to work?

Should not: Cataract surgery should not affect your ability to work. You should be able to return to a normal work schedule and activities in 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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