Thursday, May 3, 2012

Discomfort after Cataract Surgery

Question: I need some help in understanding why my dad is uncomfortable after cataract surgery. My dad went thru cataract surgery in one eye 2.5 months ago. They have done the surgery by phaco surgery. His age is 71 years. The problem is he is not feeling comfortable and complaining about ache in the eye - not feeling normal. Checked with doctor, found no issue. Doctor is saying just your body is taking time to adjust. Could you please advise.

Answer: There is no way that one could tell from your description why you dad is still uncomfortable after his cataract surgery-especially without an eye examination to determine the possible causes. We also do not know whether there are other conditions present that might be contributing to the discomfort.

Typically most patients are quite comfortable after Cataract Surgery within a very brief period of time and certainly within a month or so. That said, it would be important for you to schedule an appointment with your Cataract Surgeon and relay your dad's symptoms of discomfort. If you are uncomfortable with the Cataract Surgeon who performed the Cataract Surgery then seek a second opinion from the best Cataract Surgeon in your area.

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