My experience with recent cataract surgery

by William Alford
(Belleview, Florida , U.S.A.)

I am a 73 year old male with a history of epilepsy. Have been on medication for the last 63 years. Have had no seizures for the last 30 years. However when I went to the eye doctor for a cataract exam, where he determined I needed surgery; he put me on pre-op eyedrops for two weeks. The morning I was to have eye surgery, I had a very hard seizure while still in bed and was unable to get the surgery done.

The surgery was postponed for a month. In the interim I began to investigate to see if the eye drops could have triggered the seizure. Finally my Pharmcist got the information that concluded the eye drops could have interacted with my seizure control medications and I notified my ophthamologist. He prescribed a different eye drop to be used (after surgery).

I had the surgery and now six weeks after the surgery my vision is no better than before surgery. What should I do next?

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