Laser eye treatment after cataract surgery

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Hi, i'm thinking about having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>laser</span> eye <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and have been doung some reading up about it. Has anyone had complications with lasik and regret having it? and what is wavefront worth it?
I am a 63 yr old woman who has been extremely nearsighted until recent cataract surgery with Wills Eye Hosp. surgeon. I had an iol implanted in left eye last July and 5 days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> began seeing long lightstreaks which make driving at night very difficult. after months of little help, a yag laser treatment was suggested and that seemed to change the lightstreaks into starbursts. A second yag laser trtmt helped somewhat, reducing the effects by about half.
Anyway do you think that this disturbance in my eyes will improve with time and have you any suggestion as to whether the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>laser</span> treatment is necessary or not? I have read that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>laser</span> treatment is normally done some time after a cataract operation.
A week later underwent catarct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> for the other eye successfully. About 10 days later (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> surgery), she underwent cataract for this eye. Within 48hrs, there was no vision in the eye. Emergency Levofloxacin eye drops with prednisolone eye drops were started. 6 hrs after which Vancomycin 500mg injection was administered. The diagnosis was Endophthalmitis. On USG, it was shown that there is no retinal detachment. According to the Dr., the infection was responding to treatment.
The right eye was first operated and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> was successfully removed. Then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 15-20 days her left eye was operated for removing the cataract in it. Now, she is having some problem in her left eye like she sees some kind of thin border through her left eye. She is unable to have a clear vision due to this border. When we consulted the doctor who operated her both the eyes for such kind of improper vision, he just replied to ignore it. But, she was irritated due to this border.
Just make sure there are no other active holes in the retina, that your cataract is truly affecting your vision, and that you schedule a repeat retina exam about a month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> with a retina specialist to make sure there are no new holes after the cataract surgery. As far as which lens to choose, it depends on your personality, eye health, preferences, etc and should be discussed with the cataract surgeon.
I'm 57 and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> on both eyes I have been diagnosed with anisometropia. The difference in measurement after surgery is 3 diopters. If left like this will there be any complications or problems over time? Is there any treatment?
I had my right eye <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> in April 2010. The posterior capsule developed opacity after a few months. For the past 6 months, every time when I wake up from sleep or open my eyes after closing for a while, there is a transparent screen/curtain which moves up and down as I blink. The reason that I can tell there is a moving transparent curtain is because it s not totally transparent. Sometimes, it looks like glass window after cleaning having some fabric fibre left on it.
If I have the same issues with my vision <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> than before, poor night vision, poor contrast vision, hard to drive day or night, from light to shadow. and the cataract was not "ripe", then maybe the cataract was not the cause of my poor vision. We have been unable ti get refraction better than 20/60 with glasses or contacts. I'm 56 and in otherwise good health. What else could be wrong.
I am NOT a doctor, but have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. I had floaters prior to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, and then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. I have them now only very rarely. I cannot even think of the last time I experienced one and I am 1 /2 years out. I do not have macular degeneration, so I don't think that floaters are confined to those who do. I remember my doc telling me that it could take one year to get rid of floaters after the surgery.
This membrane can be opened with a YAG laser. Dr. Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
I developed cataracts in my early 50's. Had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> on my right eye in 2004 and my left in 2007. In 2008 I developed really bad floaters in my right eye. They came up very quickly. I went to several eye doctors including the surgeon who did the cataract work. I was told repeatedly that this was just something I had to live with. I did my own research and then went back to my eye doctor this winter (2010). I had already concluded that the laser option was dicey. I asked about vitrectomy.
I have had two laser surgeries and one trabeculectomy on the same eye. No surgeries were done on the other eye. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> each <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, my floater content increased. This was contrary to the eye doctors' comments that such changes would not occur. The other eye, in my same baby boomer body, has never had floaters. My research on the net indicates there is a possibility of vitreous change after laser treatments.
I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> on my right eye in Dec. 09 and on the left eye in Jan. 10. My post op surgery vision in the left eye was 20/20. The nerve never developed correctly in my right eye, so I am considered legally blind in it, so not much visual help there. My current vision in the left eye is 20/40 and I have been told it will continue to get worse and was advised to have laser surgery to correct the problem.
On day 1 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> my April 7 right eye <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and continuing unchanged to date, I have had blurred vision. The blur does not meet the "usual" definition. For lack of a better word, the blurriness is crescent shaped going from the bottom through the center to the top of my field of vision. The vision is not blank, but blurred, so that I can no longer make out images/letters. Retina detachment, macular degeneation, optic issues all seem to have been ruled out.
What are the risks and usual recovery time if I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> on an eye that has a scleral buckle due to treatment for a retinal problem? I have permanently reduced vision in that eye and wear glasses with prisms that help somewhat. The doctor tells me the cataract surgery is elective.
DearKarthik521, I would recommend that you call her eyeMD and ask more questions so that you understand the diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. Feldman Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
Had to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> in other eye and now several months later, he has peripheral shadows in both eyes. He can no longer golf, get nausea, and suffers anxiety from the vision distortion. He was told that he had a very large eye during measurements. He had the Alcon lens implant. Is there any cure for this? This discussion is related to new treatment theories for negative dysphotopsia.
I had my second cataract surgery 6 days ago. The first surgery went fine. Immediately after the second surgery, my eye was very crossed. The surgeon used a "block", which I guess is called a retrobulbar block. Now my eye is straigtened, but I'm continuing to have double vision -- the eye is not completely back in place. I'm patching the good eye in order to strengthen the other eye. The doctor said it was a result of the block.
Driving at night is also a bit worse and there is also some glare from headlights that has grown worse since the operation. Are these typical symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>? Is there any treatment? Is it perhaps related to my age and my eyes are growing weaker from ageing instead of the cataract surgery? Thanks for any advice.
Thank you for your quick response to my question regarding black lines <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. I agree my doctor does want to help. .... if he suggests removal of the multifocal lens how dangerous is this procedure? My eyes are really uncomfortable now but I don't want to do anything dangerous & the other surgeon said this could be 'iffy'. I suppose I am jumping to conclusions before he suggests anything like this, but I want to be mentally prepared.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cataract</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, I had yag <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>laser</span>. I then developed a larger floater in one eye that had a "windsheild wiper" effect when I look left to right or right to left. Now I have developed the same in the left eye. It is very annoying. My Dr. seems to think the cure would be worse than living with it. Any ideas as to what this is?
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