Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Eye Watering after Cataract Surgery

Question: My mom had cataract surgery in September 2012 and still has an issue with extreme watering of that eye. The vision is fine and there is no sign of infection. This was not an issue before surgery. Any suggestions? 

Answer: Eye watering after cataract surgery can be due to a range of issues including dry eye, turning in of the eyelid-called entropion, eyelash problems-called trichiasis, a constriction or blockage of a tear duct-and on and on. The best thing to do is schedule an examination and consultation with your cataract surgeon and explain the issue. If you do not get satisfactory answers then seek a consultation with a cataract surgeon who is also a corneal specialist as they will be more inclined to evaluate the eye surface and tear film from a different perspective.

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