Laser eye operation side effects

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Avatar n tn 3 weeks after laser surgery I still have loads of floaters in left eye, with a haze. Are these normal side effects of laser surgery ? And will they go away? It is disturbing my vision.
Avatar f tn Seeking second opinion advice since such a dramatic drop in eye pressure is unusual. Am I'm being over-diagnosed with preventive operation? I'm getting really scared that I won't be able to do photography anymore. Is this is an unnecessary procedure? I have NO SYMPTOMS and planning to get a Yag-Pi - can't I just use eye drops? Closed angle. Should cataract surgery be the better initial procedure to deepen the chamber angle and to clear the visual axis permanently?
Avatar m tn Afterward, I have not seen any new floaters or flashes, but have noticed increased eye strain and blurred vision while reading or looking at fine print in the operated eye? Are these common side-effects of the operation and more importantly, are they temporary? Any information would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I had cataract surgery with ACRY Sof IQ IOL by Alcon implanted in my bad right eye on 1/23/012, 20/20 vision post surgery, with no issue, a year later same surgeon said he can easily take care of the secondary cataract in my right eye, with laser surgery in his office, now 19 months later, I am deliberating the pros and cons of YAG laser capsulotomy, and found this in depth article by New York Times about cataract surgery, if it was available two years ago, at the time when I was researching b
5084534 tn?1363366657 After 1,045 SING$ test and scan, they give my father PDT Laser (5th Feb 2013), which the drug alone cost 2,700$, and the PDT laser operation + the surgeon was ard 1,700$. Okay, no problem as long as my father's eye can be helped.
Avatar m tn The visual field in my let eye looked about between 1/3 to 1/2 smaller than my r eye. second, when I kept my left eye open, and moved my head side to side, there was a lace like texture to my L viisual field.
Avatar m tn Afterward, I have not seen any new floaters or flashes, but have noticed increased eye strain and blurred vision while reading or looking at fine print in the operated eye? Are these common side-effects of the operation and more importantly, are they temporary? Any information would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn She said that the eye dilation solution is a vascular dilator and it effects other parts of the body besides the eye. The retina specialist showed me a diagram of the eye and how all the little blood vessels feed through and about the retina. If those vessels become enlarged what is stopping them from expanding between the vitreous sack and the retina and then causing a separation of the vitreous (floaters)?
Avatar m tn Also, this Surgeon suggested that I do my other eye soon after the 1st eye. My left eye isn't giving me any problems yet, but it would be great to correct most of my nearsightedness in both eyes. I realize that there's a small risk with cataract surgery and that because of my degree of nearsightedness an increased risk of retinal detachment. (right eye 29.
Avatar m tn Only your surgeon can answer that. Remember NO OPERATION IS TOTALLY SAFE, NO MEDICATION IS TOTALLY SAFE. Everything has side effects and complications. Be sure you understand this.
Avatar m tn I was told one of the side effects as the result of the operation was hypotony. Apparently the hypotony from the operation has resulted in folds in choroid. The doctor put a contact lense on my left eye but it has not helped to increase the pressure. The pressure in my left eye varies between 4 - 7. At this point I can not see out of the left eye... everything is blurry. I have no sense of depth, my balance is very bad, and I have double vision. Also My doctor wants to do surgery again.
Avatar n tn I have high blood pressure and I am on my meds I checked my bp when this first started and it was 127/90 so it is okay.
Avatar m tn can i see holes in any kind of test such as USG of Eye ? 2 should i go for this cryopexy ? 3 what are the side effects of this operation ? 4 what if i avoid this-cryopexy ?
Avatar m tn I was told one of the side effects as the result of the operation was hypotony. Apparently the hypotony from the operation has resulted in folds in choroid. The doctor put a contact lense on my left eye but it has not helped to increase the pressure. The pressure in my left eye varies between 4 - 7. At this point I can not see out of the left eye... everything is blurry. I have no sense of depth, my balance is very bad, and I have double vision. Also My doctor wants to do surgery again.
Avatar n tn What are the percentage risks of having worse eye-sight after wards than before, % of complications, % of regression, % of people not being able to wear contact-lenses again if the operation is not successful and % of any other side effects. 2. Is this method now approved by the FDA 3. What reservations would a conservative opthelmologist have about the procedure 4. What is the best equipment/laser to make sure the doctor has 5.
Avatar f tn She is in her early seventies, she is desperate to know if there are any side effects, or if this operation could harm her condition. Please can you help her? We both live near central London.
Avatar m tn New, considerable side effects but some people are happy. 5. Clear lens (refractive lens exchange) where you have a cataract/IOL operation even though you don't have a catract. You would have to have both eyes done. The risks are real and an eye as short as yours has some extra risks. 6. experimental corneal surgery. It may be that the new femtosecond laser with offer a way to correct more hyperopia than traditional lasik. See at least 3 surgeons so you understand your options.
Avatar n tn I am thinking about getting Lasik laser-eye-surgery. I am told that I am a perfect candidate for this type of surgery being of moderate short-sightedness with some but not a lot of astigmatism. In order for me to make a decision I need information and much of it seems to be too technical or belongs to doctors promoting this type of surgery. I would like to know: 1.
Avatar n tn The time to check all this out is BEFORE you have surgery so the advice for 2nd opinion is sound.
Avatar m tn B.) and can it be removed without any side effects? 2.) A.) Would the the 'natural lense' in my eye need to be removed before an Alcon Toric lense can be implanted? B.) or could the natural lens of my eye be retained? 3.) Can you advise on any other Toric ICL 'brands' available? I would only be interested in ICLs where the natural lens of the eye can be retained and where the surgery is reversible.
Avatar n tn Now for your night driving halos I have heard that they can be caused by the Lazik surgery, that is one of the side effects of the surgery, as is sensitivity to light during the day...
Avatar f tn When I had the operation I asked my doctor if the eye would eventually look the same as the right eye, he said yes. Now I am finding out that this will not happen. I am lucky I can see. I hope the cataract operation goes well. I look forward to your response.
422120 tn?1203210419 On November 28, 2007, I had Cataract Surgery in my left eye and a Restore lens was inserted. One week later; December 5, 2007, the Surgeon repeated Cataract Surgery, this time in my right eye and inserted; ReZoom.
233488 tn?1310696703 ” From their point of view, the consulting ophthalmologist who sought evidence of disease and found none has nonetheless failed to address their health and quality-of-life issues. In youth, vitreous is a solid and clear gel filling the center of the eye, firmly attached to the retina. The exquisite transparency of vitreous allows unhindered transmission of light to the retina for photoreception.
Avatar m tn Dear people , Im 32 years old male and i was bourne with a congenital cataract on my left eye . My eye when i was tired was exotropic ,so sometimes it was hanging on the left side. I was always told to do nothing about it at very young age so i left it alone. When the sun shined my left eye always squinted and sometimes it was too heavy so i closed my left eye. I couldnt see much out of that eye .
Avatar m tn For an in-office laser procedure your eye should have been numbed with drops prior to the actual procedure.
233488 tn?1310696703 Alcon Laboratories, Inc.) targeted for -0.50 D in the dominant eye and for -1.25 D in the other eye. Pre- and postoperative evaluations were obtained with the Visual Function Index-14 (VF-14) to determine visual symptoms and general visual functionality. Uncorrected binocular near and distance vision were assessed, as well as the proportion of patients who were spectacle-dependent for near and distance vision.
Avatar n tn I'm not an eye care professional, but I've read that a toric IOL with too much astigmatism correction can cause irregular astigmatism (and some unpleasant side effects). I've also read that Alcon's toric IOL contains something sticky to prevent rotation in the eye, which may make it more difficult to remove. I think that Dr. Hagan's suggestion about getting additional opinions is very wise.
284078 tn?1282620298 You see, picking the proper IOL for these cases is fraught with possible errors. The excimer laser used in Lasik and PRK creates changes in the curvature of the cornea, sometimes major, sometimes sublte. But the changes are not what you would see in a typical human eye. In a very basic way, I tell patients that the new cornea takes on a slightly non-human shape and thus the typical devices and mathematical formulas used to pick IOLs for cataract surgery will usually give innacurate results.
Avatar f tn I'm hoping for this rather than another tear. And if I was unfortunate to get another tear could it be treated by laser rather than eye surgery again?