... I, too, had heard from some people that vision improvement was almost immediate after cataract surgery, but that has not been my experience. ... (15 replies)
... I had cararact surgery on my right eye 2 weeks ago. My right eye is still dilated and does not respond to bright light. ... (15 replies)
... omputer arrangement with bigger notes. I guess that's "eye exercise", and it's just taking longer to adjust the distance than when I was younger. Still have a cataract in my best eye blocking light, so a little flashlight helps me read the smaller text. ... (15 replies)
... Cataract surgery will generally leave you farsighted, and you will need reading glasses. This is not a big deal unless you do a lot of close work. ... (15 replies)
... However, cataract surgery is a rapidly changing field, so my knowledge has a short shelf life. ... (15 replies)
... My eye has never been right since I had the cataract surgery. I had the lens implant. After I had it, I had circles around all the lights. ... (15 replies)
... I've had lots of laser surgery on my left eye and I've been told that my eye is dialated all the time too. But my optho specialist won't even admit that, he says it's very minor. ... (15 replies)
... Eagle, I don't know much about diabetes, but whether you were nearsighted or farsighted before the surgery has a lot to do with how long it takes to see well after. ... (15 replies)
... I had cataract surgery on my right eye 3 months ago, It went great. My vision improved instantly after sursury. Two days ago I had my left eye done. This cataract was not nearley as bad as my right but was getting worse. During my surgery apparently there was some fluid that was coming from behind my eye. ... (4 replies)
... KeelaC, are saying that the doctors know or should know that the implant may become cloudy? I wonder what reason they would give for not telling us ahead of time, so we can make an informed decision. (15 replies)
... Ned, all I know I learned online, so I'm no expert on anything. (15 replies)
... thank you 'seriousperson'!
every piece of information helps me know more about what is going on (which is something i can't get out of my doc)
i appreciate your response. (15 replies)
... The laser punctures the capsule.
The procedure is called a YAG, which stands for Yttrium aluminium garnet, which is the type of laser (more or less) used.
Certain types of lens implants are more prone to cause "posterior capsular opacification," or clouding of the lens' capsule.
I have 2 different types of lenses, and will need the YAG, but I'm putting it off because no... (15 replies)
... KeelaC, thank you for your post. You seem to have much clear concise information about eyes. Have you studied in this field? Obviously you have done much research.
When you say the capsule must be punctured, i didn't understand for what purpose? my doc said he could correct the cloudiness w/ a laser later. does he use the laser to puncture the capsule?
thanks for your... (15 replies)
... Helen & Ned. There is a membrane or capsule that holds the lens in place. When the natural lens is removed, an IOL is placed in this capsule. It is quite common for the membrane to become cloudy, as the lens did before. Don't know why. Since the capsule can't be removed, it has to be punctured. I can understand your reluctance to have the other eye done. I have cataracts and... (15 replies)
... So your vision will be blurrier while you're using the dilation drops than it will be after you stop using them. ... (4 replies)
... ter by now, and thanks so much for the encouragement I'm getting from knowing it took you a while for blurriness to clear. It's only been a week since my first cataract removal, the other one in another week, next Friday. ... (12 replies)
... I'm having my worst eye done, cataract, May 26. The day of the measuring, I saw the lens I'll be getting, acrylic because I'm diabetic, already have a lot of damage from that, two retinopathy procedures, too late to save reading vision of one eye, and macular degeneration. At first he said I might get 10% improvement from cataract removal or maybe even 50%, until my... (15 replies)