Four months after cataract surgery vision has deteriorated

by Mike
(Surfers Paradise Australia)

72 year old male, has cataract surgery left eye 15 months ago, still good almost 20/20 vision. Right eye done five months ago, was 20/20 but has deteriorated gradually so long distance vision is degraded, slightly double vision, not clear. Being also treated for macular degeneration but feel this is not the problem as the macular degeneration has been over 10 years and very gradual, the change in vision is happening relative quickly. I note using binoculars the focus become very sharp in right eye with focus adjustment so hoping a new prescription from my optometrist next week will fix problem.

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Oct 30, 2017
by: Anonymous

I had a very large cataract in my right eye and my vision was very poor in that eye. I did notice that when I looked through binoculars I could get very sharp vision with that eye, and hoped a glasses correction would fix the problem. My opthalmologist explained to me that the binoculars only helped because they contained two lenses that were placed some distance apart. This arrangement was not possible with regular eye glasses. I eventually just had the cataract removed which solved my problem. I'm not sure how this might relate to the person who developed the vision problem after cataract surgery, other than that the binoculars might not give a valid clue to the solution to the problem.

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