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i had a cataract opp 3yrs ago, went back for check up a few

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i had a cataract opp 3yrs ago, went back for check up a few weeks later, and told the consultant that my left eyes was blured, he said i got my glasses to early, its still like it i`ve had three lots of glasses since then, then a year ago both my eyes went red, i`ve been told i have posterior scleritis, i dont have a lot of pain but my left eye still blurrs badly. can you help
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
Hello Christine,

I agree that 3 years after cataract surgery is sufficient time for the prescription to be stable and get glasses. It is difficult to say why your eye were red 1 year ago.

Common after cataract surgery is to have a cloudiness of the membrane behind your lens implant (PCO - posterior capsular opacity). This can be easily fixed with a laser (YAG capsulotomy).

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i`ve already had that still blurred
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
When was your last eye exam? What was done? Any retinal problems? Dry eyes?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
a few weeks ago, i do have a tear duct problem i have a steriod drops the ease the reddness, which it is doing, but the blurred eye wont ease
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
With a tear duct problem, the blurriness could be do to a poor tear film. I would address this concern with your ophthalmologist.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
why only in one eye, and is it anything to do with the posterior scleritis?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
Posterior scleritis is an uncommon diagnosis. I would not expect it to be a chronic problem. It can result in retinal edema. You would need a dilated exam for that.

Poor tear film can be unilaterally, expecially if there is a poor tear duct on that side.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i have had a dilated exam thats when it was found, so you think its the tear duct, thats the problem with the blurred left eye?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
With your current treatment, your doctor is treating you for inflammation on the front of the eyes. This surface inflammation can cause blurriness.

If the posterior scleritis is a recent diagnosis, I would recommend talking to your doctor about that.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i have the blurred eyes is since my cataract opp, he has not given me an answer so itought i would ask you
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
Most common after cataract surgery is the PCO that you have already had treated. Glassed would need updating.

Poor tear film can also cause poor vision, which in your case is likely from what you have told me. The diagnosis of posterior scleritis is uncommon, but if present can cause retinal edeam -- therefore, blurred vision.

It is difficult for me to different those entities without examining your eyes myself, but poor tear seems most likely from what you have told me.
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