My cataract nightmare

by Ann
(UK)

I had my left cataract surgery in November 2016 and all seemed well until February. I noticed cloudy vision again it that eye. I contacted my surgeon who told me the capsule containing the new lens had gone cloudy but wasn't bothering me too much. July 2017 I had my right cataract removed and withing four weeks I had problems, my eye looked like a piece of raw meat and very painful even to close my eyes. My surgeon diagnosed episcleritis and I was given more drops to use for another two months and no new glasses.
At the end of two months, I was struggling to focus my eyes and severe eye strain occurred daily. During this time I suffered with a deep depression.
i saw my surgeon again and was then told I needed YAG laser surgery on my left eye to enable me to focus my eyes and the doctor told me to google it when I got home for information.
This has been a total nightmare for me and very painful but on arriving home I googled YAG laser and what I read really scared me. As I have had complications with both eye surgeries I feel the risk is too high for further complications if I have laser surgery. I have now got new glasses 3 months after my surgery. I have other health problems one being very bad anxiety and heart problems I feel I have been through enough I don't need anymore extreme stress.

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