My Recent Cataract Surgery
by Sally VanDyke
(Byars, OK )
I will try to be brief. The technician had trouble "measuring" my eye for the new lens. It was blamed on a pterygium. During the surgery I heard the doctor say that he was having trouble getting all of the old cataract out. Immediately after surgery I was in a lot of pain which was foreign to me because everyone that I knew who had had the surgery had no pain. I thought that maybe they put a lens in that was too big for my eye, but was told later that they are all the same size. Well why was I measured then?
When allowed to take off the protective eye cup, I could see a halo on one side and extreme glare. I made an appointment with the McGee Eye Institute in OK City for a second opinion and was treated as if I was some kind of complaining person for even suggesting that there was anything wrong. I left in tears thinking it was all in my head, that I had just not given it enough time. Later I proceeded through the post exam and got new glasses which have never been comfortable sight-wise because of this glare and a top to bottom dense area right in the middle of my sight. I seem to have a continual headache because of the constant glare.