My Recent Cataract Surgery on the right eye
(South Plainfield, NJ)
I had my cataract surgery recently about 9 days ago. Immediately after surgery it was very blurry, upon the first post op visit the doctor mentioned since I had dense cataract, it takes time . Upon my second post op visit, the Doctor mentioned I have corneal edema and gave the Muro 128 5% saline
solution in addition to the other post op eye drops. In spite of the saline solution, my vision did not improve much and I have my third post op visit scheduled in couple of days. I am afraid and concerned I might not have any good news. The doctor asked for a 7 day period and she was very confident but I passed that 7 day period into the 9th day now. The vision improved compared to the first day after surgery after 3 days, but from 3 days to 9th day it stayed stable more or less. I could see the pics but not clear and I can recognize colours , I could see distance objects blurry and cloudy, very near objects ok. I got implanted the regular monofocal IOL. The doctor mentioned due to dense cataract more phaco was used and surgery was little longer and because of that I got the corneal edema.
I never knew about the cataract complications due to dense cataract surgery thought cataract surgeries were so popular and 98% successful. I got it done for my mom and father both eyes few years ago and never heard of this corneal edema and it was very successful.
I request the experts and anyone who sees this message looking for suggestions. What is the max time or ideal time I should wait before going for the next steps ? Did anyone has similar situation and any luck and improved vision after 2 or 4 weeks ? The least I want is the corneal transplant.