Problem after cataract surgery and after Yag treatment

by Charles Graham
(Honolulu, HI)

I had cataract surgery on my left eye, after which I had rods going through every bright light at night. My doctor suggested wait awhile to see if it would improve. After 1 year, no change so she did the Yag treatment. Now it's worse. The rods are gone but every bright light has long spikes surrounding it like a fireworks burst. The brighter the light, the longer the spikes extend outward. Doctor is lost as to why this occurred or any solution. Searched online for suggestions but no results. Will not have surgery on my other eye for fear I may get same condition. I'm lost... I'm 75, in very good health, never even needed glasses except for reading small print. No problem during the day but can't drive at night because of oncoming bright headlights.

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Jun 28, 2018
Night Driving
by: Anonymous

I have had problems with my right eye following cataract surgery for four years now. I had a doctor tell me that dry eye probably would have occurred without the surgery, but you can't prove it by me. I have no problem with my left eye. I refused to have cataract surgery on it after the difficulties with my right eye.

Anyway, what I want to say is that I cannot drive at night, either. Nothing improved. Everything only got worse. I urge everyone to be careful before having cataracts removed. Make sure you are really having a very difficult time seeing before you do anything. I already couldn't see well at night, but there has only been worsening.

Had I know that, I would have opted to do nothing, as I still cannot see at night. At least I wouldn't have a constant feeling of having something in my eye. It's horrible!

Jun 28, 2018
Same problem.
by: Val

Hi, I'm having the same problem, fine driving in daytime but can't go out in the dark, for me It's like an upside-down fan coming from the bottom of the light, It's a very pretty pattern in the reflection, I've now resigned myself to not driving at night.

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