Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shadow Line after Cataract Surgery

Question: I had cataract surgery 2 days ago and now I am seeing a black shadow line in the outside corner of the eye they operated on. The line jumps back and forth making it impossible to read and I have trouble driving. A friend had the same surgery a year ago and he has the same problem. Can this be fixed?

Answer: In all likelihood you are seeing the outer edge of the lens implant used to correct your vision. Many patients experience this as they adapt to the new implant and vision. In almost all instances over time this will become completely unnoticeable. Please be patient and discuss this with your cataract surgeon at you next visit.

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