Christine


(UK)

I had cataract surgery 4 weeks ago on my right eye. When discussed with the surgeon he said he would put a Distance lens in my eye. The day after I woke up and removed the eye patch to find I could see thank God. My distance vision was very blurred but my close vision was good but felt wrong as I had never experienced this before I could read without glasses. My distance has not improved much and I struggle everyday trying to focus properly. My vision close up feels strange more surreal, everything feels as if there is an edge around it. My vision is better in a very well lit place for example in very bright sunlight or a very brightly lit room. Walking around in the town or woods makes me dizzy and my vision gets worse. I have now after a month had a follow appointment, the doctor found that at present I am nearsighted and there is still some inflammation and to use to steroid drops twice a day. She also found that there is a crease in the capsule and considered that this may affect my vision. My left eye has always just been used for balance and the vision is nearly none existent and the cataract in it makes it worse.
I had my surgery in the NHS which leading up to the op was quick, the aftercare isn't good I was meant to have appointment three weeks post op, and when I phoned and asked where the appointment was, I had been discharged. I was then given an appointment for 4 weeks. Now I have to wait another 4 weeks to have my eyes tested and then a further month to see the consultant and no one to reassure me. Mean time feel very down now about the whole thing. My question is how can a distance lens be put in place and then you end up being near sighted. So frustrating.

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Oct 31, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Thank you that is reassuring. Hopefully once the inflammation goes it might still settle Down

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by: Anonymous

I had cataract surgery in both eyes last winter.
The one in my right eye was very large and the difficult surgery caused swelling in my cornea. A distance lens was put in that eye. Vision in that eye was so blurred afterwards I couldn't tell a table from a chair. I couldn't even see the big E on the eye chart! My doctor kept telling me the vision would be OK when the swelling left. That took at least 3-4 weeks during which time I was very concerned. However, eventually the swelling resolved and ever since I have had excellent vision. For me, patience and trusting my doctor was the answer. Sometimes it just takes time for the eye to recover from the trauma of the operation.

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