Could see better before cataract surgery

by Mia Deschank
(Pennsylvania)

I was having trouble with bright lights when driving at night and was diagnosed with cataracts. I had cataract surgery on both eyes and was told by the surgeon that I also had astigmatism and he wanted me to pay and have it corrected at the same time. I asked him if I chose not to correct the astigmatism if I would still have the same vision as I had at the time, but minus the cataracts. He told me yes that I would. I could see far away but only had to wear reading glasses for up close. So I just had the cataracts removed, and now, I cant see far away or up close. Also, I see streaks at night from car and street lights in one eye, and am seeing double in the other. He told me that it was my eyes, not anything he did. Now I have to either have Lasik surgery to try to correct the astigmatism, or wear glasses all the time for the rest of my life. He said it is like this because of my astigmatism. Well, I had astigmatism before the surgery and could see better and was looking through two cataracts to boot. I am wondering if he didn't put the wrong lens in or the lens he put in isn't placed right. I have been miserable, can't enjoy anything like I did before, and when I am in a room with others, I cant even make out faces. I go to the eye doctor tomorrow to be examined for glasses. I hope they correct the problems I am having!!

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Feb 05, 2024
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Blur and glare after cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

I’m with you 100%. This is so frustrating and depressing. I could see better before my cataract surgery. Immediately after the surgery, I had difficulty seeing clearly at a distance and close up. Fourteen months later, I still cannot see well at all. I chose to get corrective lens for both eyes with a toric lens in my left eye. Come to find out after the surgery the exact same prescription was used for both eye and toric lenses were put in both eyes. I was told at first " just give it time; with these corrective lenses your brain is going to take a while to adjust to them." Well, like I said, it’s been fourteen months and I still can’t see well at all. What a disappointment and I paid $5000 extra for the corrective lenses.

Oct 22, 2022
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saw better before cataract surgery. Distressed now.
by: Anonymous

I have the same problems as I have read here. I could see better before surgery. Did not need glasses. Now I ca not do the things I did. Can't read, sew,thread needle. Eyes are extremely dry and blurry. WOULD NEVER HAVE CATARACT SURGERY without second opinion. Too late now.

Oct 17, 2022
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Vision was better before cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

Same boat. I used to see Okay and since cataract surgery my far sight and near sight are both worse. I'm using four different drops which make my vision blurry and at the computer it's Ctl + ctl ++. Wish I hadn't had them done.

Sep 18, 2022
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Saw Better with Cataract
by: Anonymous

Had bad left eye all my life (I'm now 78). It was always double the eyeglass lens of the right one. A cataract formed on the left eye but I could see things up close. I used Caster Oil eye drops at night. When I woke up to take a look the Cataract was gone! Only problem is the vision is worse. The pupil is clear as is the color of the eye. Almost want the Cataract back, maybe it was acting as a Contact lens! Every thing now is a blur. Also have low blood platelets so no Surgery for me if it can be avoided.

Joe

Apr 09, 2021
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Wish I had my vision back
by: Anonymous

I could see better before the cataract surgery , right eye I could read next to the last line on the eye chart, left eye I could read the last line. 8 months after surgery out of both eyes I now can only see the second line down. After I had my left eye done after 2 weeks I had an eye stroke , I lost half my vision , will be this way for the rest of my life, and yes I did follow all drs orders, had brain tests done and everything else , they said all tests came back normal. Now I see black dots in my eye left eye, so think twice before you get surgery done, if I would have known this all would of happen , I would not have had it done, Nothing but a money Pit now which I can not afford, really pissed off.




Oct 27, 2018
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Cataracts
by: Anonymous

I know where you are at! Thought I was the only one who saw better before surgery and have to wear glasses now too. Really upset because I hate wearing glasses.Thought I'd see better. Went to second specialist and they couldn't see anything wrong and I should get glasses!!!


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