Tiny pupil days after cataract surgery

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by JXStern, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Patient undergoing cataract surgery for right eye. Comes home with
    pupil tiny. Six days later it is still tiny -- perhaps a bit larger,
    then again, perhaps not. Vision is reasonable, considering.

    Doctor did intentionally contract pupil to avoid problem that occurred
    (with different doctor) when had cataract operation on left eye a
    couple of years ago -- part of iris was "accidentally" removed leaving
    "keyhole". Results of that operation were otherwise acceptable,
    AFAIK. So, given the intentional contraction, is it normal and
    reasonable for the effect to last this many days?


    JXStern, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Wasn't my doctor, but you do confirm that the advice to wait is SOP
    and nothing to worry about (yet).

    JXStern, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Was not me, there was a one-day post-op check, and I did encourage
    patient to call office re this effect, but don't know if they have
    done so, and in any case wanted some outside opinions on "what the
    textbook" says about such cases.

    JXStern, Jul 15, 2003
  4. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Well, it's not photophobic or tender. In fact, I'm now informed that
    patient has had a "pinhole iris" (non-technical description?) his
    whole life, and if the doctor further contracted the pupil, then this
    small and apparently fixed diameter is only back to what it was
    previously, anyway. Frankly, I never noticed this before, and am now
    totally confused by the whole thing.

    Thanks for the facts, anyway.

    Joshua Stern
    JXStern, Jul 21, 2003
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