Monday, July 16, 2012

Squiggly Line after Cataract Surgery & Lens Implant

Question: I had cataract surgery and a lens implant a month ago and since that time I see a half circle and a squiggly line. What does that mean? 

Answer: Seeing a half circle and squiggly line after Cataract Surgery and a Lens Implant could have a number of causes that would require an examination with your Cataract Surgeon. It would be important to have the vitreous and the retina carefully evaluated as your symptoms could be due to normal or abnormal changes in either or both that may or may not be related to your Cataract operation. Once that is ruled out it would be important to evaluate the Lens Implant itself and if the IOL was in fact in the proper position, then it might be that you are simply seeing the edge effect of the Lens Implant as many people report this and then adapt to it sometime after their surgery. 

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