Cataract Surgery, After

by Anne
(Baton Rouge)

I had my first cataract surgery in October, 2012. A toric lens was suggested for astigmatism. After the implant, the lens would not stay in place. Went back for follow-up surgery so the lens could be turned back into place. The lens continued not to stay in place. This lens was removed and a regular lens put in. It seems that the shape of my eyes is very irregular so a toric lens was not the right lens after all. I'm not sure why they didn't know that from the beginning with all the measurements that they took.

So now I have had three procedures, this last one in late November, I still have blurriness and high pressure, so have been put on drops. Was sent to retina doctor, sees no problem with the retina. Doctor said he could correct blurriness, cloudiness with laser but would have to wait til February. Saw him this week and said maybe could do laser in 2 weeks. Still have headaches and struggling to keep pace at work with limited vision.

Is it common to still have high pressure this far past the procedures? Do I have some assurance that the cloudiness will be gone after laser? Should I seek second opinion at this point, from someone in the same medical group, or outside?

Just not sure what to do, I'm only 55, but having limited vision and ongoing dizziness/headache has affected work, driving, exercise, etc.

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