Recent cataract removal and a sudden lost of focus.

by Bob
(Missouri, US)

Eight days after I had successful removal of a cataract in my right eye, I suddenly experienced very blurry vision in my right eye. I could not read anything close to me or in the distance. All objects were a complete blurr in my right eye. Prior to this event, the right eye had tested 20/20 after removal of the cataract, without any glasses at all.

I immediately contacted my doctor and was told to come in now. In the time it took me to get back to the doctor (in another city), the blurriness had cleared up and was completely gone. In addition to blurriness, my right eye felt like it was "enlarging" due to pressure from within. It was somewhat painful, but not intolerable.

The doctor examined my eyes and said they were both very normal with 20/20 vision in each, and the pressure was, I believe he said 9, in each, which was also normal. He said he had no idea what could have caused such an event. He also said the blood vessels in the eye were clear and normal.

My concern now is what did cause this? Was it related at all to the cataract removal?

Or even worse, could it have been the result of a mini-stroke, and it was a coincident that it ocurred in my right eye?

Of course I am contacting my medical doctors.

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Jan 20, 2013
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Migraines
by: Anonymous

A friend of mine goes blind in one eye and sometimes it lasts for hours. The doctor told him it was caused by Migraines.

Jan 17, 2013
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Follow-up with doctor
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I received the results of an ultrasound test that my primary physician had ordered after he examined me. The ultrasound had been requested to checkout my Carotid arteries. The doctor said he didn't think I had a mini-stroke, but he wanted to be sure.

The ultrasound showed a minor 10% blockage on the left side with no blockage on the right. My doctor told me he thought my blurry vision had probably been some sort of reaction to the work on my eye during the cataract removal. Of course he told me to call back immediately or go to the ER if any further symptoms come back.

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