Vision now getting worse after recent cataract surgery...?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Harold Norman, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Hi I had a cataract removed from one eye eleven days ago. Initially
    the vision in the affected eye seemed to be rapidly getting clearer.
    But now it is getting worse. My eye also seems more irritated and
    teary. I was using a simple vision test-- propping up a magazine--and
    comparing how clear the cover type was, comparing from eye to eye.
    Initially, the vision in the affected eye was better, now it is worse,
    and there is a general blur as well. I am taking the standard eye
    drops as well as xalatan, for glaucoma. I am 57 and been treated for
    glaucoma for about 10 years.
    Anyone else have similar experience? And can you offer any advice. I
    am not due to see the Doctor for another followup for a couple of
    weeks. I probably will call the office and ask them a few questions,
    but I would appreciate any input from others on this board.
    The Doctor suggested I have this done when he did a test after I
    complained about night driving glare. The glare, at this point is no
    better, about the same. So far, not such good results from the surgery
    it seems to me.
    Thanks for any replies.
    Harold Norman, Aug 21, 2004
  2. I would strongly suggest you see your surgeon immediately. This is
    not normal, and could indicate an infection, which would be very

    Dr. Ted Roxan
    Dr. Jay Stockman, Aug 21, 2004
  3. Worsening vision can be due to a number of factors. It is important to get
    it checked out as soon as possible, as this could be as bad as the start of
    endopthalmitis (infection inside the eye), or something much les serious. It
    could be as minor as the fact that the focus of the implant changes as the
    bag that it lies in shrinks around it, and alters its position inside the

    It may be increased inflammation, requiring more topical steroids. It couild
    be macular edema, a not uncommon postop problem, which may be exacerbated by
    being on Xalatan in the early healing phase.

    Call your doctor ASAP, if you haven't already done so.
    David Robins, MD, Aug 22, 2004
  4. Harold Norman

    Dan Abel Guest

    You need to see the doctor sooner than two weeks. Call them and I predict
    that they'll want to see you. The guy down the hall from me here at work
    had the same problem about a week ago. The doctor said that it was one of
    the drops that was irritating the operated eye. She switched to different
    drops and also told him to use these expensive drops with no preservative
    to keep his eye moist. His eye is better now.
    Dan Abel, Aug 23, 2004
  5. Harold Norman

    Vile Guest

    Another good reason for NVI!
    Vile, Aug 24, 2004
  6. Thanks for the input here. The Doc said two of the drops were causing
    irritation and causing the eye not heal as well as it should. So he
    said to stop taking the Acular and the Zymar but to keep taking the
    Pred Forte. He also had me pick up some Muro 128 ointment, and said
    the eye should improve in a couple of days.
    Hoping so...
    Harold Norman, Aug 24, 2004
  7. Please, don't say such stupidities.

    What is your improvement?


    Nothing at all.
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Aug 24, 2004
  8. Harold Norman

    Vile Guest

    BLOW ME!

    Vile, Aug 25, 2004
  9. I do not know what you mean but if you were under my reach I would
    have hit you very hard. Hoping that you will awake, before or after.
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Aug 26, 2004
  10. Harold Norman

    Vile Guest

    BLOW ME!

    Vile, Aug 27, 2004
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