Wish I'd Never Had Cataract Surgery
I had cataract surgery more than three months ago. I now have constant pain in my eye from a feeling that there is something in it. Since it was so difficult to get to see a doctor six weeks agao (due to a shortage, I guess, and overbooking), it was suggested by the office that I go to the Emergency Room, which I did. I was diagnosed with severe dry eye and put on prednisone drops, told to put hot compresses on my eye as many times a day as possible, take antibiotics twice a day and use preservative-free, artificial tears, all of which I have done over the past several weeks. I am still in agony, and no matter what doctors I call (former or current), they either can't see me or refer me to the emergency room.
I feel that there is extremely insufficient medical help for this problem. It's treated as such a routine surgery, I guess, that no one thinks it important to see you. I finally am getting to see my doctor next week, and I truly wonder what he will say, since this seems to be so "rare" and of so little concern. I will not have my left eye done until I am absolutely certain that my right eye has recovered, if ever.
I am not one who complains about pain. I have had two other surgeries from which I recovered extremely well and with little to no pain. I am so, so sorry that I had this surgery. I would much rather have given up my night driving permanently than to be going through what I am going through right now. There seems to be no help.