Post-cataract nightmare

by Merle
(Toronto)

I had my left eye done 5 weeks ago and my right 4 days ago. The lens was for 'distance'. Not much was discussed with me by the surgeon, nor were my options. Since the surgery I can see blocks away re distance. The problem is that EVERYTHING I look at is also brought so close that everything is magnified many times, distorted beyond belief, looks like everything and everybody is right on top of me when they really are not. Movement by me or anyone/anything around me makes me very dizzy, nauseous. It's a nightmare! The doctor says he doesn't know what I'm talking about. I feel the lenses are way too strong for me. I am used to wearing glasses-was very nearsighted. Now not . I cannot function. Has anybody experienced this? I don't know what to do. People look like monsters. Anything around me looks like it's on top of me. The doctors check my eyes, have me read the letters on the wall. Of course all of that is fine. The distance to the wall is fine. I can see the letters. Unfortunately the doctor can't see what I'm experiencing. Please get back to me. Thanks

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Mar 27, 2020
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Replacement iol
by: Suzanne

He gave you monovision mine did same. After three weeks I've complained same and was not willing to wear a contact due to my allergies so take it out the magnify he put a minus in i have haze been two weeks but better than seeing ppl up close sorry.

Mar 27, 2020
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Replacement iol
by: Suzanne

He gave you monovision mine did same. After three weeks I've complained same and was not willing to wear a contact due to my allergies so take it out the magnify he put a minus in i have haze been two weeks but better than seeing ppl up close sorry.

Jul 31, 2017
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Cataract surgery nightmare.
by: Anonymous

I too am going through this. It's been 4 years already. Doctors kept telling me to wait for healing. It's horrible. I see double images of everything and the slightest head movement distorts the previous image. I really don't know what to do. It's very depressing. Supposedly doctors can't understand what I'm talking about because they see that the surgery itself was done successfully.

May 01, 2017
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close vision
by: Edmund

Cataract Surgery is not a perfected practice.

All doctors' offices are more like sales reps than people who are there for your good. My problem is the curtain effect. I am told there is nothing going on. When I look into the mirror under bright lighting to shave, I feel like I'm in the TWILIGHT ZONE.

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