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      09-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Help


54 year old male had cataract surgery on left eye in July. All was
GREAT for 3 1/2 weeks. I followed instructions for eyedrops ,
gradually reducing dosages as instructed. About 3 1/2 weeks after
surgery woke up with eye extremely irritated and vision very cloudy.
Rushed back to doctor and they discovered eye was inflamed and
increased dosage of Econopred to 4 times a day and told me to stay at
that level. Now 2 1/2 weeks later still wake up with extremely cloudy
vision in left eye which gradually clears up as day progresses. Is this
what I have to look forward to the rest of my life ???? I wouldn't have
had the surgery if I had known this. I'm still on the 4 dosages of
Econopred daily and doesnt seem to be helping ???? Anyone else had this
trouble ????

 
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      09-03-2006, 05:41 PM
http://www.optometryforums.com/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Help
>
>
> 54 year old male had cataract surgery on left eye in July. All was
> GREAT for 3 1/2 weeks. I followed instructions for eyedrops ,
> gradually reducing dosages as instructed. About 3 1/2 weeks after
> surgery woke up with eye extremely irritated and vision very cloudy.
> Rushed back to doctor and they discovered eye was inflamed and
> increased dosage of Econopred to 4 times a day and told me to stay at
> that level. Now 2 1/2 weeks later still wake up with extremely cloudy
> vision in left eye which gradually clears up as day progresses. Is this
> what I have to look forward to the rest of my life ???? I wouldn't have
> had the surgery if I had known this. I'm still on the 4 dosages of
> Econopred daily and doesnt seem to be helping ???? Anyone else had this
> trouble ????
>

NO. something is wrong and you need to get to the bottom of it. Are
you sure you have been thoroughly shaking the bottle just before you
instill it, and are getting at least one full drop in the eye?

w.stacy, o.d.
 
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      09-05-2006, 07:19 PM

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> Help
>
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> 54 year old male had cataract surgery on left eye in July. All was
> GREAT for 3 1/2 weeks. I followed instructions for eyedrops ,
> gradually reducing dosages as instructed. About 3 1/2 weeks after
> surgery woke up with eye extremely irritated and vision very cloudy.
> Rushed back to doctor and they discovered eye was inflamed and
> increased dosage of Econopred to 4 times a day and told me to stay at
> that level. Now 2 1/2 weeks later still wake up with extremely cloudy
> vision in left eye which gradually clears up as day progresses. Is this
> what I have to look forward to the rest of my life ???? I wouldn't have
> had the surgery if I had known this. I'm still on the 4 dosages of
> Econopred daily and doesnt seem to be helping ???? Anyone else had this
> trouble ????



Cateract surgury is *not* elective. My grandmother has cateracts and
her vision is 20/200 because of them. Shes too old to get the surgury
and isnt interested either. See your doctor for the reason why your
vision is still blurry

 
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      09-06-2006, 08:31 PM

David Robins, MD wrote:

> Ace, I don't think you know what you're talking about.




Ace is studying to take Otis' place.

 
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      09-08-2006, 08:39 PM

Thanks for the info and help folks. Heres my status

As of today, nearly 8 weeks after removal of cataract from left eye,
Doctor informs me the eye and cornea are badly inflamed. I'm to use
Nevanac three times a day and Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic
Suspension every two hours through the weekend and be back in his
office Monday morning

Yes the Doctor made it very clear before surgery it was totally
elective, my choice. And when the cloudiness is not there, in the
afternoons, its the best thing I've ever done. But if I had any idea
I'd be having this problem, not sure I'd have had it done.

 
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      09-09-2006, 01:59 PM
On 8 Sep 2006 13:39:23 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>As of today, nearly 8 weeks after removal of cataract from left eye,
>Doctor informs me the eye and cornea are badly inflamed. I'm to use
>Nevanac three times a day and Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic
>Suspension every two hours through the weekend and be back in his
>office Monday morning
>
>Yes the Doctor made it very clear before surgery it was totally
>elective, my choice. And when the cloudiness is not there, in the
>afternoons, its the best thing I've ever done. But if I had any idea
>I'd be having this problem, not sure I'd have had it done.


My cloudiness took about 6 months to clear up.
As far as what is going on with inflamed eye, most insurance programs
will provide for a 2nd opinion. If you are not getting
anwers/results, or are not satisfied with what you are hearing, get
one.
I got 3

 
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      09-09-2006, 09:24 PM

David Robins, MD wrote:
> On 9/5/06 12:19 PM, in article
> (E-Mail Removed). com, "Ace"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> >
> > (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> >> Help
> >>
> >>
> >> 54 year old male had cataract surgery on left eye in July. All was
> >> GREAT for 3 1/2 weeks. I followed instructions for eyedrops ,
> >> gradually reducing dosages as instructed. About 3 1/2 weeks after
> >> surgery woke up with eye extremely irritated and vision very cloudy.
> >> Rushed back to doctor and they discovered eye was inflamed and
> >> increased dosage of Econopred to 4 times a day and told me to stay at
> >> that level. Now 2 1/2 weeks later still wake up with extremely cloudy
> >> vision in left eye which gradually clears up as day progresses. Is this
> >> what I have to look forward to the rest of my life ???? I wouldn't have
> >> had the surgery if I had known this. I'm still on the 4 dosages of
> >> Econopred daily and doesnt seem to be helping ???? Anyone else had this
> >> trouble ????

> >
> >
> > Cateract surgury is *not* elective. My grandmother has cateracts and
> > her vision is 20/200 because of them. Shes too old to get the surgury
> > and isnt interested either. See your doctor for the reason why your
> > vision is still blurry

>
> >

> Ace, I don't think you know what you're talking about.
>
> 1. Cataract surgery IS elective. That means your you do it WHEN it reaches a
> point YOU need it done. Except in extreme cases, cataracts do not damage the
> eye or make you go blind. This is different from something else, say a
> serious cardiac problem, where the surgery is really not elective, because
> if you don't have it, you will die. The non-elective cataracts are ones that
> are provoking a glaucoma attack, or where it precludes examining or treating
> the eye, such as laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy hindered by
> the cataract.
>
> 2. You are virtually never "too old" to have cataract surgery. You may be
> too sick to undergo the stress, but not too old. My own oldest cataract
> patient so far was 102 years old. Is that old enough for you? I frequently
> operate on people in their 90's.
>
> 3, This has nothing to do with the 54 year old patient's problems mentioned
> above. Sounds like he still has inflammation, which should be treatable and
> hopefully gradually resolve. Surgery is ALWAYS a situation of risks, and you
> can never know what will happen in one's own individual case beforeheand.
>
>
> David Robins, MD
> Board certified Ophthalmologist
> Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus subspecialty


 
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      09-28-2006, 12:45 AM
Problem still not cleard up, Returned to Doctor today. He;s now
saying I have

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Should'nt he jave detected this before surgery ?????

 
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      09-28-2006, 01:28 AM
Probably should have, if he looked for it. Unfortunately, sometimes the
endothelium gets screwed up in cataract surgery from thermal or physical
trauma.

w.stacy, o.d.

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> Problem still not cleard up, Returned to Doctor today. He;s now
> saying I have
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> Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
>
> Should'nt he jave detected this before surgery ?????
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      10-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Well , 11 weeks after surgery now


Did get second opinion from one of leading Cornea specialists in the
country.

He confirmed the Coronary Dystrophy and said Doc number 1 was treating
it correctly. Said give it two months and if not cleared up by then
maybe another surgical procedure might be in order.

Pains finally gone away, just cant see out of the eye in the morning.
But by afternoon its cleared up a good bit. But then next morning it
starts all over again. Very very discouraging cause vision was crystal
clear for 3 weeks after surgery.

Guess I just want to warn folks to get TWO opinions anytime you're
told you need surgery on your eyes. And when you're told procedure is
99% problem free, well if you're the 1% your life can be pure hell.
Be careful

 
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