Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cataract Surgery Causes Shadow & Drops of Water in Vision

Question: My inquiry is that since I had cataract surgery and a lens implant I have what "appears" to be drops of water, a shadow or something at the corner of my eye that is very frustrating.  Is this a common result of having cataract surgery?  Can anything be done to eliminate this condition? 

Answer: While it is impossible to tell exactly why you are experiencing this shadow or sensation of seeing a drop of water in your vision, it is something that patients report from time to time after cataract surgery and lens implants and is thought to be related to adaptation to the lens implant or “seeing” the edge of the lens implant. In any event it does seem to just fade away over time-which varies from patient to patient.

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