... Hello Dr. MarinaBoat,
Please have patience - it's a long answer, but has a silver lining!
I have gone through a similar situation at similar ages - cataracts first, and then vitrectomy surgeries after retinal detachments (RD) for both eyes; however, I have none of your other eye conditions, but my RD's did cause mild to severe vision loss when they happened. So,... (3 replies)
... And, since I would be having the YAG because of poor night vision with giant halos and starbursts...well, that was why I had the cataract surgery, and now it's much worse. ... (9 replies)
... I was thinking the YAG would take care of that. ... (9 replies)
... I had cataract surgery a few months ago. My vision is now more obstructed by foggy glare than it was before the surgery. ... (9 replies)
... The majority of cataract patients are happy with the results. ... (6 replies)
... Now I am planning to have cataract surgery on my left eye. ... (9 replies)
... After having cataract surgery it is not unusual for a "posterior capsular opacity" to occur, which means the membrane holding the implanted lens has gotten cloudy. ... (9 replies)
... Where any two of you agree... it shall be done for you", or something like that. Faith can move mountains. At least we didn't get any further damage from the surgery and that's sort of a miracle. Except some of the old lens tissue was left in my worst eye, that he did first. ... (107 replies)
... The YAG did clear things up a little. The doctor warned me I might have a few more floaters for a while, but so far I've only had one and I think it's gone already. ... (107 replies)
... I'd had an eye exam at a mall a few months before cataract surgery, prescription 3. ... (107 replies)
... But what really makes me hesitate to have the YAG is that there's no guarantee that it will improve one's vision, and there is a slight risk of the retina being damaged. ... (107 replies)
... That doesn't sound like something that can be fixed by cataract surgery. But maybe you don't mean it literally? ... (107 replies)
... least look up the likelihood of it causing the capsule to cloud. But my understanding is that in time they all cloud. Mine are cloudy now, but I haven't done the YAG yet. There are risks with any procedure. ... (107 replies)
... I saw the doctor yesterday. I have an appointment in 3 months, at which time he thinks it might be time for a YAG. He also said that if my vision deteriorated a lot before then to call for an appointment. He showed me a plastic model of an eye with the posterior capsular opacification. It also had a post-Yag replacement part. The hole in it was maybe a third of the diameter of... (9 replies)
... halos at night any better. Due to the lens capsule becoming cloudy, just like a cataract, is the most likely culprit. But the YAG procedure only puts a tiny hole in the central vision so the opaqueness in the surrounding lens capsule will still be present. ... (9 replies)
... Your secondary cataract is likely affecting how well your iol is functioning although obviously your surgeon would be able to better assess this. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Serious Person :wave:
I haven't been on much lately. Wondered how you and In Hiding were doing.
I had the capsilotomy done about 15 years ago (Guessing on the time). They used the YAG. I walked in, they put in drops, did the laser and that was it!
I probably waited an hour, then popped my contacts back in and off I went!
Easiest thing ever!. The only thing I've... (9 replies)
... office or outpatient minor laser procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy. In this procedure, a laser is used to remove the hazy capsule situated behind the IOL implant. ... (9 replies)
... vision has gotten worst with the procedure. She has one eye for far distance and the other for near. The near one developped post operation cateracts and had a YAG to clear it up. ... (4 replies)
... Hi I am 39 and recently underwent cataract surgery and had Restor Lenses placed. ... (4 replies)