Monday, February 6, 2012

Toric Lens Implant Blur & Scratched Cornea

Question: I have a toric lens implant that was inserted following cataract removal a couple years ago. Today I had a slip of the hand and scraped my eye. That eye is blurry now and I am wondering if that implant could have been moved out of place or is it more likely that I scratched my eye?

Answer: Two years after a Cataract removal and Lens Implant it is possible, but not likely, that your hand moved the Lens Implant as it tends to become firmly attached to the associated surrounding tissue of the lens capsule left in place to support it. However, there are multiple other reasons you could be experiencing blurry vision from a hand or finger in the eye that could include a scratched cornea as you suggest as well as others. It is important that you schedule an appointment with your Cataract Surgeon promptly in order to determine the cause of the blurry vision and what if any treatment is required at this time.

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