Monday, September 10, 2012

Lens Implants & Fluttering Vision after Cataract Surgery

Question: I had lens implants and cataract surgery 2 1/2 months ago. I am still experiencing consistent fluttering of the lens and shadows on the perimeter of the lens. Florescent lighting seems to intensify the symptoms.  What has happened?

Answer: It is not possible to determine the exact reason for the fluttering vision after your lens implant and cataract surgery, however one would suspect that what you are experiencing is due to reflections off the lens implant edges or other optical phenomenon related to the lens implants.
A type of optical side effect called “dysphotopsia” may in part be the cause as well as edge reflection. You should certainly discuss this with your Cataract Surgeon but rest assured that for the great majority of patients it does self limit albeit taking differing amounts and sometime longer timeframes for some patients.

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