Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cloudy, Double Vision after Cataract Surgery

Question: It has been 7-8 months since my cataract surgery which was great at first. Now it seems like my lens is cloudy and I see double out of my right eye. What should I expect from my surgeon?

Answer: First, you need to schedule an appointment to see your cataract surgeon so that he or she can determine the cause of your change in vision. It is important to have a proper diagnosis made so that the vision change can be addressed. While you relate it to the cataract surgery-which it may be-it is also possible that it is due to other issues that might involve the retina or even the cornea. It is not uncommon for some patents having cataract surgery to experience posterior capsular opacification whereby the lens capsule left in place to support the lens implant becomes cloudy. If this is the problem, it is quickly treated with a YAG Laser Capsulotomy and vision is restored. BUT, you need to find out the reason for the cloudy, double vision. See your cataract surgeon and follow their advice. 

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