Very depressed

by Patricia
(Iowa)

I must have gotten the Dollar Store version of lenses. I had cataract surgery over a year ago, because I could no longer drive at night due to the glare and halos surrounding lights. I got monofocal lenses that enable me to see distance, but I am blind as a bat for anything close up. I constantly have to search for a pair of reading glasses to look at a label, read a medicine bottle, or anything else. It's almost impossible to do anything with makeup even with a magnifying mirror.

On top of that, my eyes water frequently and feel irritated most of the time. Sometimes my right eye actually hurts. I also experience frequent flickering in my eyes.

Now I can drive at night, but I still see halos and some glare. I wish I had never done this.

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May 17, 2017
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Worst Decision Ever NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel bad for you. Almost three years ago, I, too, had cataract surgery on my right eye and have had nothing but problems since.

I still can't see at night, so what was the point? Constant feeling of something in my eye. Constant pain, yet only one doctor (and I've been to 14 different specialists) found anything other than dry eye. He found that I had conjunctivochalasis and corrected that with surgery, which helped somewhat.

Other doctors have told me my symptoms are not that of dry eye. I'm at my wits end. Have recently seen a 15th doctor who has scheduled an MRI next week to see if there is any underlying problem.

My recommendation is don't get the surgery unless you are almost blind. I refuse to have my left eye done.

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