Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glare after Cataract Surgery

Question:  My mother had cataract surgery about 5 years ago and to this day she has a lot of problems with glare and she can't stand going in the sun or into rooms with too much light. She has gone back to her cataract surgeon numerous times, but he has not been able to help her. I keep mentioning contact lenses to see if that would help.  Do you think that contacts might help her?

Answer: First, it is important that you and your mother understand why your mother has continuing glare 5 years after her cataract surgery. The degree of glare disability you describe is not typical and should be evaluated. If you have been unable to get a satisfactory answer from her previous cataract surgeon then you need to find a top cataract surgeon in your area and schedule an examination for a second opinion. There are many reasons that there might be persistent glare problems after cataract surgery and with a thorough exam it should be possible to determine the cause and find possible solutions.

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