Question: What damage might be caused by putting pressure on eyeball two days after cataract surgery? A misplaced lens or retinal tear have been ruled out by examination. But the image is blurred especially at a distance and there are ghost images and even double vision in that eye.
Answer: While it is simply impossible to tell without a thorough examination, there could be an almost limitless number of remote possibilities that could occur. If there has been a "pressure" related event that causes any type of inflammation with or without associated swelling of the Macula, it could cause Cystoid Macular Edema which occurs in a small number of patients after Cataract Surgery. Likewise, if there is residual induced corneal edema this too could cause these symptoms. Further, and very unlikely there could have been damage to the posterior capsule, intentionally left in place to support the Lens Implant, causing it to prematurely fibrose leading to symptoms like these. However, these are purely conjecture as there are many possibilities that can only be determined with a careful examination by your Cataract Surgeon.
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