Four weeks post op......

by Joan
(Pioneer, CA)

As of today, Feb 10th, 2016, post cataract surgery 4 weeks and 1 day. Have had problems from day one and still present. Evening of surgery got extremely nauseated, throwing up, turning into very painful dry hives, hot and cold flashes, overall very ill. Could not reach doctor, son tried for 5 hours, answering service said doctor was not answering their calls. Out of desperation, my son and daughter-in-law fearing for my safety, went across town (now midnight) to get anti-nausea pills which her son had. After two doses, about a half hour apart I finally started to get a little relief, finally falling asleep.
Next morning early post-op appointment doctor said he "forgot" to turn his phone on last night! My pressure was extremely high, was given a pill to take and several eye drops.
My eye has been swollen, feels like something in it and very weepy since the surgery, quite uncomfortable. sight still a little blurry, I am a very healthy 81 year old female, can still read without glasses, I am not diabetic, nor do I have glaucoma.
Has been a horror story from day one. Now facing surgery for right eye and wondering whether to go through with it or not....

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Feb 12, 2016
Nerve Damage NEW
by: Anonymous

After 16 months of going to doctor after doctor who told me there was nothing wrong with my eye, or at least not much more than dry eye, I think I have finally found someone who is getting to the bottom of my agony, and it's truly been agony. I have corneal nerve damage. In most cases, or so I'm told, the nerves heal properly after cataract surgery. I am one of the rare few whose nerves have not healed. I still have inflammation and even a few neuromas in my eye. I have my fingers crossed that this doctor can actually do something to help. He is in Boston. Should anyone think they may have this problem, you can contact me at

Feb 12, 2016
Follow your instincts NEW
by: Anonymous

If you had this experience with this doctor and have to have the other eye operated on to remove cataract, I would follow your instincts. If you don't feel comfortable with this doctor, if he didn't answer your call when you needed him, I would get someone else. You can search for a good surgeon by asking someone who have had a good experience with an ophthalmologist and also read the reviews posted online.
I truly hope your eye improves and many times it takes a little bit of time. If it doesn't, get a second opinion to see what is going on.
Best of luck to you.

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