Question: My husband is still having complications from bilateral cataract surgery from 2 years ago including redness, swelling, blurred vision, pain and light sensitivity. At each cataract surgeon visit he is given more or different eye drops. Shouldn't this be cleared by now. He is not a diabetic.
Answer: Late or long term complications of Cataract Surgery are really not that common and typically do not include the types of symptoms that you describe. While it is possible that the redness, swelling, blurred vision, pain and light sensitivity you describe are in fact related to the Cataract operation itself, it is entirely possible that they are also due to some secondary form of ocular surface disease such as dry eye or tear film dysfunction, some external eyelid problem such as chronic blepharitis, some other ocular inflammatory disease or even systemic inflammatory disease. It is unusual to have these kinds of symptoms for 2 years after Cataract Surgery and your Cataract Surgeon should be able to tell you what the specific problem is, its treatment path and prognosis. Otherwise you may wish to consider scheduling a consultation for a second opinion with a top Cataract Surgeon in your area in order to get a better understanding of the situation.
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