Monday, April 25, 2011

Cataract Surgery Light Tremors

Question: I have had Cataract Surgery in both eyes. When I change environments from outside to inside I experience small tremors that occur in both eyes. Instead of lessening over time this has become constant. My vision is very clear but the shaky feeling is more than I can stand as my eyes are fluttering constantly. My Cataract Surgeon says it will get better but it had grown worse. Please advise.

Answer: You do not state how long it has been since you have had Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants. However the flickering or tremors of light that you describe is not an uncommon complaint that patients who are adapting to newly implanted intraocular lenses (IOL) experience. This visual effect is thought to possibly be due to the reflections off the edges of the IOL and in almost all cases of the flickering or tremoring goes away with time. If it is so disturbing and you are dissatisfied with the answer your cataract Surgeon has provided you may wish to get a second opinion from a top Cataract Surgeon in your area. There is never anything wrong with seeking a second opinion to make you feel more comfortable.

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