Pain After Cataract Surgery

by Ali Hamza
(Toronto, Canada)

My father had his cataract surgery done a few months ago. To be specific, one of his eyes was done in October 2012 and the next one was done in the second week of December 2012. According to the doctors and the clinic, everything went well without any complications. But my dad reports having pain in his eyes when he opens them. I wouldn't say its impossible but its definitely more painful to open his eyes, than before the surgery. We have tried talking to the doctor about this but they say everything seems okay in the eyes and its a part of adjustment. I still wanted to consult other people and see what they say. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Jun 12, 2021
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Pain after surgery
by: Anonymous

Wish I had known some of this before I had cataract surgery. They don’t tell you this part and they are making me feel like I’m a rarity and apparently I’m not. They tell me everything is fine. It’s not. I can’t read and have eye problems I never had. Things are blurry and I hurt every day. Somebody mentioned a lawsuit. Is this something I can sue for? Any suggestions on that I am only 60 and feel like my life has been ruined.


Jan 14, 2021
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Eye pain and headaches post surgery
by: Anonymous

Had cataract surgery last year and my eyes hurt all the time. My eyes feel like they're hauling heavy equipment around whenever my eyes move. They are always bloodshot with deep aching. At times when I don't have the super expensive drops with me, my vision is severely impaired, worse than before surgery. It feels like I've been wearing contacts for too long and I need to take them out.

May 17, 2020
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Pain months after cataract surgery
by: Lou A

I had cataract surgery on both eyes. One in Jan 2020 and the other 6 weeks later in February 2020. Here we are now in May and pain in both eyes continues. I followed all doctor instructions pre op as well as post op ie drops, rest, sunglasses , etc. Now, reading is painful, I have extreme sensitivity to light, and dry eye drops are worthless for any relief no matter how many time a day I use them.
Frankly if I knew I’d have these issues before surgery I would have decided against it.. the problems I am now experiencing were never an issue before the surgery.

Oct 22, 2019
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Pain/sensitivity
by: Debbie

Problems constant since cataract surgery. Light sensitivity, pain, halos, worsened eyesight, sudden pressure in eyes not there before surgery. Sorry I ever agreed to it. Recently told I could go blind. No problems before surgery...

Oct 13, 2019
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Dirty little secret
by: Anonymous

I had unbearable pain during my cataract surgery. Why do not other people mention pain? Is is a dirty little secret that nobody is talking about?

Dec 31, 2018
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cataract pain continues
by: Judith

I have had pain in both of my eyes since I had cataract surgery. It has been 8 months since the surgeries and I fear I will never have a life without eye pain. My eyes become swollen and half shut and the pain can become unbearable. I use drops for inflammation and also Prednisolone Acetate, which sometimes helps. I also use heat and Oasis drops many times each day. Additionally, I have tried Soothe, and Refresh. Nothing fully relieves the pain. I can get the pain down enough so that after a while I can actually do something. I have also experienced a period of extreme, debilitating headaches for 2 months, with no explanation and have had a CT Scan, and MRI with no explanations. I think the headaches are related to my cataract surgery. My eye surgeon has found no explanation and I am now preparing to see an Ophthalmologist at UCSF. My life has dramatically changed since I had this surgery and it has been a long 8 months...

Sep 10, 2018
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Eye pain that never stops
by: Anonymous

So I see I'm not alone with this eye pain. If I work more then a few hours doing bookkeeping the eye gets extremely bad. I have to come home lay down and take a pain killer. If I knew what I know now I would not have had the cataract surgery. I never had eye pain before. I ended up in the ER with an IV of fentanyl went from a 10 the highest pain down to a 4. Is there no cure? I did see a retina specialist to find out I had a tear in my retina. Well, I still have the eye pain and not sure who to see. I was told dry eye causes eye pain. Well I didn’t have eye pain until my cataract was removed. Anyone have suggestions?

Aug 03, 2015
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Eye Pain
by: Kathryn

I had cataract surgery and toric lens implants done in Dec. 2014. It is now 8/3/15 and I constantly have eye pain. Doctors tell me everything looks ok but I have a million floaters, dry eye and I am trying to do my best. Yes I can see better but up close I use 2 glasses and I want to cry every day. I cannot work a desk job and work at normal speed like the young folk do. I am going to sell my car and live out my years the best I can.

I am 63.

Mar 07, 2015
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cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

after stop taking cataracts meds shortly after I develop muscle pain, muscle weakness, muscle cramping.I am doing stretching exercises,strengthening exercises and regular exercises and nothing is helping.

Sep 26, 2014
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eyes hurting
by: louis bach

had cataract surgery eyes are hurting bad and dry eye drops dont help cant stand it went to doctors but say nothing is wrong? had no problems befor surgery, doctors dont help at all.

Sep 15, 2013
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pain after cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

I hope your father is better now.

I would like to share with you a fact that after my cataract surgery, I could not bear daylight. Shortly after surgery everything was purple if I closed the eye. After surgery, my headaches never stopped nor did the pain in the eye. I never had headaches before.

To make a long story short, I saw 5 eye doctors, none of them saw anything wrong, one of the doctors gave me drops for inflammation which helped and saw a tiny perforation but he did not seem to want to help me further. In US there is a 2 year statute of limitation for law suits, therefore, until after statute of limitation, you are hitting a stone wall.

Helen

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