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My mom had cataract surgery 3 days ago and claims she cannot see out of her left eye. Says everything is out of focus. Please Help!

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vision after sirgery

In Cataract surgery the cloudy lens is replaced by an intra ocular implant.
Vision returns within a week or two provided no other pathology in the eye. Pre-existing Macular degeneration or retinal diseases will compromise final visual outcome. Residual astigmatism may also cause blurred vision unless corrected with glasses. Please take her to Ophthalmologist & continue using medication

In brief: Vision after sirgery

In Cataract surgery the cloudy lens is replaced by an intra ocular implant.
Vision returns within a week or two provided no other pathology in the eye. Pre-existing Macular degeneration or retinal diseases will compromise final visual outcome. Residual astigmatism may also cause blurred vision unless corrected with glasses. Please take her to Ophthalmologist & continue using medication
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Probably just a refractive error (needs glasses) but make sure the retina and macula are ok. Take her back to her surgeon.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: S/p Cataract surgery

It is not uncommon to have blurry vision, general discomfort, pressure sensations around eye after surgery.
This can be due to resolving inflammation, corneal swelling, drying out of tear film layer, pressure fluctuations in eye. These symptoms should resolve. If pt sees nothing, call your eyeMD as emergency to recheck inside eye.

In brief: S/p Cataract surgery

It is not uncommon to have blurry vision, general discomfort, pressure sensations around eye after surgery.
This can be due to resolving inflammation, corneal swelling, drying out of tear film layer, pressure fluctuations in eye. These symptoms should resolve. If pt sees nothing, call your eyeMD as emergency to recheck inside eye.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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