Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Shimmering after Cataract Surgery

Question: I had left eye cataract surgery 3 weeks ago. If I turn my head slightly to the left or right or look down, my vision is clear, the problem is when I look straight ahead my eye has a flickering or shimmering movement and blurred. Will this clear up on its own-it’s really annoying?

Answer: Shimmering and flickering after cataract surgery and a lens implant is not uncommon. There is some thought that it is the result of the edge and geometric shape of the lens implant and some resultant reflections. In almost all instances people adapt to the sensation and it becomes unnoticeable over time-please be patient. HOWEVER, if it is accompanied by floaters, a “bubble” in your vision, distortion or bending of your vision or the sensation of a curtain or veil before your eyes please contact your cataract surgeon immediately as this suggests the onset of a more serious retina problem.

Important Note: The information presented on the About Cataract Surgery Blog or provided in response to a request for information in the Ask Cataract Surgeons section on aboutcataractsurgery.com is not intended to diagnose or treat eye problems, eye conditions or eye diseases including appropriateness of treatment, risks, complications or side effects as related to Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants. In particular a response to an inquiry made on the Ask Cataract Surgeons section of aboutcataractsurgery.com is not meant to take the place of the professional medical care provided by your eye doctor, ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon. Contacting us via e-mail or any other means is not a substitute for medical care.

No comments:

Post a Comment