My pain disappointment after cataract surgery 4 months ago

by Margo
(Norfolk, UK)

I had a cataract in my left eye. I was at the hospital in June this year having my eyes checked when it was noted I had a little bleed in that eye (I am diabetic).

Whilst making an appointment, I was asked if I would be able to come in the next day for the procedure. As my mother had been unwell for a while I thought I would take the appointment then I would be able to spend more time with her (she lives five hours' travel away from me). I had the operation done 12th June 2012.

After the op, my vision was very blurred and has remained that way since. I had laser on 19th Sepetember. The consultant who was doing the laser treatment said, "Oh, I usually see some bits coming out when I am doing this!", which he did not see from my eye. Then he stopped and said, "You might have to come back if the eye is no better but off you go. Get an eye test. If you need to see me again, get in touch." He discharged me.

I have had an eye test and was told my lens is still cloudy! Before these two procedures I was long-sighted, and now the new lens has caused me to be short-sighted! How did that happen?

I am also in quite a lot of pain most of the time. All I want to do is tape my eyes shut by the evening. When I watch the television, it is shocking as the light hurts my eye so much!

I regret ever going to have this procdure! It is driving me mad and I dont know what to do. Can anyone help??

P.S. My mum died on the 18th August 2012. She was my hero. I miss her very much.

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Aug 23, 2018
Cataract surgery aftrer 4 months
by: Anonymous

I also had the surgery in May of this year and am still having difficulty with bright lights as in TV or my tablet and it feels like I have something in it all the time. A month ago the Dr. has said my eye was swollen and put me on another 2 weeks worth of drops, the same as I had after the surgery. This was a month ago. Was better for a while now but the same problems are back. At the time of surgery the Dr. said he had to put a slit in this eye which sometimes happens. I'm going to call my Dr. again, but what should I do if they have me do the same treatment again? I would think after almost 4 months this eye should have been healed. HELP PLEASE.

May 06, 2013
Eye Pain
by: Anonymous

First of all I want to say how sorry I am that your loved one has passed. That is one of the hardest things in life as well as your eye issues. I recommend "interviewing" other Eye Doctors until you find the right one who can fix what was done to you. I understand the eye pain as I have had floaters and still do in one eye and how light can cause eye pain. Find a very good doctor before going ahead with any other procedure. Stay away from lasik surgery as once this is done you cannot change the cornea of the eye. There are much better options.

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