What Are the Side Effects of Having Cataract Eye Surgery?

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I had cataract surgery Nov. 30.  Only having one eye done. Drops caused pressure in my eye. Pressure normal after finishing drops. Now I see a ghosting and my eye is always dry and i need to put drops in the eye. Dr. Said ghosting is caused by a pucker that I had before surgery. This doesn't sound right. I saw ok before surgery why do I now have this ghosting. Will it go away? Will glasses help?
i am not sure what happened in the surgery, you should ask your doctor.
i think  the glass will not help.
Hi Ms. Brenda, retina pucker is usually not caused by a cataract surgery, it's possible that you can't see the ghosting because you can's see clearly before the surgery. I'm not saying this is the very cause, I'm saying it's possible. If you don't feel comfortable, why not see a different eye doctor and let him examine for you? The retina pucker doesn't go away on its own, when necessary you can choose to take a surgery, but most of people don't do it and just let it be. It depends how serious the pucker is.
I had cataract surgery in June done on right eye my left eye done in July a few weeks later film developed  had eye scan found that the retina was swollen after 2 months of drops retina was normal but the film remains had several laser treatments no change I am considering a second opinion will my eye remains this way?
Probably yes, as long as it doesn't become worse.
How often do these side effects happen
There is a risk of infection in any operation, and cataract surgery is no exception. It may also occur: corneal injury, postoperative refractive error, lens residual, and intraocular lens displacement.
What is postoperative refractive error
Refractive error means the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina, causing myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, or astigmatism. Postoperative refractive error means myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, or astigmatism that occurs after the cataract surgery, most commonly linked to the IOL implanted.
Postoperative refractive error after cataract surgery is not rare. The strategy to correct the error should be tailored to the degree of error. Still, you have to discuss with your ophthalmologist to choose the best option.
How do you treat cataract shadowing?
Sorry, I am not a professional ophthalmologist, but I understand some related content and can communicate with you briefly.
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This answer should be taken down. It makes absolutely no sense at all.
I agree. It makes no sense and does not address the question regarding the shadowing. I just had cataract surgery three days ago and have a shadow on one side and hope the Dr has an explaination.
My doctor said it was from my macular degeneration, but, the  shadow was not there before the operation.
I had a very bad recovery from my eye catarat removal. The Dr, didn't know the effects of all my symptoms after the surgery. He couldn't explain what went wrong. Some friend who undergo under the same procedure; suffer of what she said is very rare of a condition called t.a.s.s, or TASS. I want to know what is it, and why did it happen to me.
Dear, I am very sorry that I cannot explain this situation because there are still many unknown areas of medicine waiting for further research. It is now important that you maintain a happy mood, relax, and eat properly, and most diseases can be recovered. I wish you good health soon.
Both of my outer lens keep sliding off and makes my vision blurred.  wt causes my outer lens to slide off and what do I need to do to prevent it?
The treatment of dislocation of the lens is difficult. Because the removal of dislocated crystals is more risky than general cataract extraction, blind surgery may lead to visual impairment or even loss of the eyeball. Therefore, the treatment plan should be carefully decided.
The treatment of crystal dislocation depends on the position of the crystal, the hardness of the crystal, the visual acuity of the eye and the visual acuity of the contralateral eye, the age, the presence or absence of congenital abnormalities, the presence or absence of complications and the conditions of surgery, etc. The cause of vision loss caused by crystal dislocation There are many aspects, such as refractive interstitial opacity, secondary glaucoma, congenital fundus abnormalities, etc., so after the removal of the crystal does not necessarily improve vision. It is recommended that you go to the specialist outpatient clinic to consult the relevant surgical plan. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Can dry eyes cause double vision?
Double vision is a common symptom of this disease, which can be accompanied by confusion, multilingualism, bad breath, drunken gait, nausea, vomiting, and possibly conjunctival infection.
2. Botox poisoning
Typical symptoms of botulism include diplopia, dysarthria, dysphagia, ptosis, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed by progressive weakness, extreme paralysis, decreased reflexes, and diplopia.
3. Brain tumor
Diplopia can be one of the early symptoms of brain tumors, including strabismus, emotional instability, decreased levels of consciousness, headache, vomiting, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, hearing loss, ocular blindness, pupillary abnormal light reflex, nystagmus, exercise Weakened and paralyzed.
4. Cavernous sinus thrombosis
It can often lead to diplopia and limited eye movement. Other symptoms include exophthalmos, eyelids and ocular edema, weakened or disappeared pupils with light reflection, impaired vision, optic disc edema, and fever.
5. Diabetes
Long-term illness can lead to the third side of the cranial nerve palsy leading to double vision, double vision often onset quickly, accompanied by eye pain.
6. Encephalitis
Can cause diplopia and strabismus, however, this disease often begins with high fever, accompanied by severe headache and vomiting, patients with meningeal irritation. Reduced levels of consciousness, ataxia and paralysis.
7. Intracranial aneurysms
Diplopia and eyeball deflection may be accompanied by ptosis of the upper eyelid and dilated pupils on the affected side. Patients often complain of severe unilateral forehead pain with intermittent episodes, and headaches worsen when the aneurysm ruptures. Other symptoms include nystagmus, muscle weakness, paralysis, tonic spasm, hyperreflexia, difficulty swallowing, dysarthria, impotence, mood changes, frequent urination, etc.
8. Myasthenia gravis
The disease can initially cause diplopia and ptosis, which is aggravated during the day. When other muscles are involved, it can cause nasal sounds, difficulty in chewi
I just had cataract surgery on both eyes. Right eye had surgery 40days ago. This is my distance eye. I see worse now and have had to use drops every day. Now the doctor says I have swelling behind the eye and need to see a and retina specialist. What do you think is the problem. I have amd in my left eye and after surgery I have better vision help!
Think I may be getting amd in my right eye.
Swelling behind the eye? Do you mean swelling of optic nerve? If so, the retina specialist will take care of it after examining the eye.
Hello, the cataract surgery process is very complicated. For the postoperative problems, it is best to consult the surgeon. He knows more about your situation and can give more appropriate advice. And you have to trust him. I wish you good health soon.
i had cataract surgery on my left eye (distance) in January. I developed swelling and had to see a Retina Specialist because they said I had an infection which is common in 30% of cataract surgeries. After eye drops didn't heal the infection the Retina Dr. injected directly into my eyeball a cortisone . Two weeks later I returned to the Retina Specialist who stated my eye had improved (vision was horribly impaired prior ) but I would need to be on drops for 2 years. I don't like that idea because the steroid eye drops could give me Glaucoma.I'm seeking a second opinion.
Hi GiGi. Have you seen another retina specialist?
Fluid in eye after cataract surgery.  Will it go away  still seeing  blurry
Hello, most of the liquid in the eyes is because the lacrimal passage is not smooth. It is recommended to go to the hospital to check whether the lacrimal passage is smooth. There will be a cure, don't worry too much.
Had cataract surgery two days ago. All is well, except now the warm incandescent lights I love look like cold fluorescent lights I hate; just in that eye, of course. Will it always be this way?
It's possible it will always be this way. But, I think no need to worry