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: [email protected]
Secondary cataract. Secondary cataract is a condition where the posterior capsule (the clear membrane behind the lens) becomes cloudy or scarred. Immediately after surgery this membrane is clear like seran wrap. The light passes through the pupil, then the new lens implant, then this clear membrane (posterior capsule). It can cloud like wax paper. A yag laser can be used to make a hole in this clouded membrane.

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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...
See surgeon. The vision usually starts out blurry and takes 1-2 weeks of daily improvement to clear. If there is coexisting eye problems or a complication of surgery, this can take longer. There is often also a need for glasses after surgery, and before obtaining glasses some people have blurry vision. If none of these scenarios describe your situation, follow up with your surgeon. Read more...

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.

No worries. Cataract surgery at age 15 is very unusual. This is often due to trauma, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, or hereditary factors. As long as you are seeing well, problems late after cataract surgery are uncommon. However, if your cataract was due to trauma or a metabolic condition, then other issues can arise with time that have no symptoms, such as glaucoma. A full eye exam yearly is prudent. Read more...
Yes you must. There could be capsular changes that can be easily managed to improve your vision. Retinal health and pressures should be reviewed too. Read more...
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...

Could I have the wrong grad iol after cataract surgery my vision 20/25 in that eye, before that I had a retina detachment 8 mnts ago too?

Good result. Your vision seems quite good, especially since you also had a retinal reattachment procedure. You may have a slight refractive error that glasses can be prescribed for. I'm not aware of the status of your retina, but sometimes your vision may have some after affects from your previous retinal detachment, like an epiretinal membrane causing some distortion. I think your iol is the correct power. Read more...
Not really. Vision of 20/25 after history of a retinal detachment is very good. If you had a wrong intra ocular(iol) then you may have a worse vision. You may need corrective lens to compensate for the wrong power of iol. Read more...
Unlikely. 20/25 vision after cataract surgery is excellent outcome. 20/25 vision after retinal detachment surgery and cataract surgery is amazing. You are very lucky and you should be proud of your surgeons. God bless and happy new year. Read more...

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

Depends. Treatment depends on the cause. Go see an eye doctor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment. Read more...
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...

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...
Post op period . surgery was done 3 days ago it is going to take some time for the wound to heal and the intraocular lens to set in place it will get better in 4-6 wks. Read more...

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

Most . Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a strong eyeglasses precription before surgery may have a large change in their eyeglasses precription after cataract surgery. This patient would not see well with their old eyeglasses in the surgical eye. Temporary eyeglasses may be prescribed a few days after surgery, with the final prescription to follow at 4 or 5 weeks post-op. There are intraocular lens implant options to reduce the need for eyeglasses reviewed in the link below. Read more...
Driving. Returning to driving your personal vehicle depends on the vision on your fellow eye and how quickly your vision returns as you heal allowing you to feel comfortable. Driving a school bus requires a cdl, so you have to wait until both eyes meet the 20/25 requirement. Read more...
Maybe the next day. The true answer depends on the vison in your non operative eye, the day one post op vision in the surgical eye, and your level of visual comfort. Many of my patients wait 2-3 days to drive, but some feel comfortable the next day. Some of my patients pop the lens out of their glasses on the operative side and drive with only one lens until they receive their ner rx.. Read more...
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. Read more...

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...
Depends. . I have seen patients with uncomplicated cataract surgery who are visually recovered by the next day. I know of cataract surgeons who give their patients clear shields or even no shields. Vision can be great, but a harder than normal lens, pre-existing eye disease, and surgery complications can result in more prolonged recovery from cataract surgery. As for glasses, it is usually a month or so. Read more...