What just happened?

by Julie
(Tennessee)

I have no idea what just happened!? I am 49 and had cataract surgery 2 weeks ago on left eye. First unfortunately the sedation and numbing med did NOT work on me! I told the Surgeon I could feel everything and that it hurt! But he kept going! So needless to say, I was traumatized! Never again will I have surgery done!
Anyways, I could NOT see for the first few days. Everything was a giant size blur! My pupil stayed dilated hugely for about 4 or 5 days. I can now see some what okay with my glasses (need new stronger script). But, my pupil is now much smaller in the eye that had surgery than the other? (went from being super big to super small) It is VERY sensitive to light, to include lights in house! So sensitive I get headaches! My eye is slightly turned inward now, never was before? Very gritty feeling all the time! If I lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk, it makes my vision weak and shaky, which lasts for 24 hours. I have a black spot in my peripheral vision. My cheek is numb and as the day goes, no matter what I do, my vision gets worse as the days goes on. Honestly, I wish I had NOT had the surgery done! Maybe the Surgeon traumatized me? But I do know it was NOT a pleasant experience for me. And I am NOT impressed with my results thus far! Or the recovery!

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Mar 21, 2016
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All Doctors are not equal in knowledge and skills.
by: Anonymous

Sounds like you need to contact another specialist to see what is going on. Obviously your physician was not competent and clearly out of touch with reality when you told him that you could feel everything and he continues without more sedation. You may have a lawsuit on your plate if things are not improving rather quickly! Every doctor is not an expert and some make mistakes. If this has compromised your vision even further you need to see both a specialist and an attorney.

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