... I would recommend that you do not have the surgery! I had the surgery a year and a half ago. I don't recall anyone telling me about the blind spots that would result. But I got them! And still the doctor never explained the patchy gray spots to me but I figured something got ripped up along with the scar tissue. I just had cataract surgery a couple of days ago, and that was... (2 replies)
... I feel your pain. I had surgery for a macular pucker June 2013 and was left with gray patches in my field of vision. I just had cat act surgery, which was fine, except I still have the gray patches. No one will tell me what they are or seems to care. They were not there before the virtrectomy. (3 replies)
... I learned today I'm going to need to have cataracts removed from both eyes, the left much sooner than the right. ... (2 replies)
... Because of this tear I now have a macular pucker and cataracts I didn't have before. Also I still have flashes and a lot of floaters. ... (3 replies)
... I have had cat-sx in both eyes some 12-13 years ago. That time there was no choice like far/near, and so have far/far IOL's, and they have proven just fine. My vision went back to 20/20 after the cat-sx. It turns out that I mostly need better long-distance vision (including, watching TV), and being 59 have been using reading glasses any way for quite some time now, for... (2 replies)
... 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)
... Before I got Dry Eye, I wore the monovision contacts and LOVED it. Really worked well. My mother also wore them so when she had cataract surgery, they did lens implants that way as well. She liked it very much as it was just a continuation of the way she had corrected her vision in the past. It was about 10 years before she had to resort to readers again. (2 replies)
... hello, I am a 55 year old general surgeon who had a vitrectomy this week for a detached retina, without obvious vision loss.
I am recovering from that, with a sulfur gas bubble in place.
I wanted very general thoughts on my prognosis.
I have been very myopic since maybe age 6. I developed bilateral cataracts about six years ago, and had the r cataract replaced a year ago,... (3 replies)
... Hi All,
I was diagnosed with Keratoconus 2 years ago and I have recently developed cataracts.
Is there anyone else here who has this?
My doctor wants to do surgery, but I asked if I could try hard or scleral lenses first since my cataracts are mild(in both eyes).
If you are currently dealing with this or have in the past, please let me know what your experiences... (0 replies)
... Hi Spar,
It is not worth the extra money, because after all the research I done, you will still need magifyers for tiny print. and all the pro's i talked to said it is more dangerous to put the toric in. I had the "up-close" version of the regular lens that insurance will totally pay for, and I've been very happy.
good luck and I hope your surgery goes great!
eyemar (2 replies)
... near vision all the time on my phone and other ways. I also have mild astigmatism and have had a corneal tear in the past. I have floaters! That with my mild cataracts cause me bad vision no matter what. ... (2 replies)
... I had cataracts surgery 11 years ago on both eyes, and from what I remember, cataracts by itself causes cloudiness in the vision, and halos around lights, but not from some film on the eye. ... (4 replies)
... Yes but is that common with cataracts? (4 replies)
... estion is my eyes feel like a film is in my eye and I can wipe them and it will clear, or while watching tv they get blurry and I blink they will clear a bit, do cataracts cause this? ... (4 replies)
... This is very interesting as it sounds as if your cataracts began 30yrs ago.....very slow moving I don't blame you for not rushing into it if you can still see as well as you did last year.... ... (8 replies)
... Hello, first post. Two years ago at age 53, I was told I had stage one cataracts. Last month I was told I had stage one-two cataracts. Two years ago the dr. said it would probably be ten years before I did anything about it. Last months he didn't say a word. I also have developed dry eye and now have to use drops four times a day and scrubs twice a day which have caused... (0 replies)
... Cataracts gradually worsen over time and nothing can reverse the process. Doctors can offer opinions, but the final decision on surgery is yours. Good Luck (8 replies)
... I'm not that motivated - it is just that the ophthamologist sesm to be pushing me that way, as I said before apart from my night vision which has been going off for several years, I do not notice any difference between my eyes at present. When the "incipient" cataract was first detected 6 months ago, I was told it would be 2 to 5 years before any treatment would be required,... (8 replies)
... Hi Alazzawi,
This is very good news. I'm sure glad your vision is improving everyday.
I'm curious about what kind of training you are getting on improving your near vision. Tell me about it!
eyemar (2 replies)
... Today my 2nd follow up appointment after 2 weeks post the left eye cataracts op using crystalens, as I told you on the 1st day after the op my distance vision was 20/50 and blurry. Now after 2 weeks my distance vision improved and intermediate vision is good. Today my surgeon told me the vision will be 20/20 or better within next few weeks and my eye healing is progressing... (2 replies)