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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I had laser surgery on my eye to correct double vision and

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I had laser surgery on my eye to correct double vision and seeing at a distance. I had the surgery one week ago and my vision is still terrible. Can you help me?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

What type of surgery was it? Did this double vision occur only in one eye, perhaps some time after you had cataract surgery?

Customer:

Only the left eye and yes several years after cataract surgery

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you had a posterior capsule opacity. This can cause glare, double vision (monocular) and decreased vision. It is treated in the office using a YAG laser. You might have remembered hearing a "snap" when the laser was fired during treatment.

Dr. Rick :

If your vision is still bad after the YAG laser then, perhaps, the capsule needs to be "polished".....meaning the edges trimmed off if they are still in the way. Also, you might need a new glasses prescription.

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Customer:

I am not getting any response to my problem - can you help me?



Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Why are you using prednisone eye drops?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My doctor ordered the prednisone
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
do you know why? It may shed some more light on your issue for me.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no, he just gave me the presription.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Ok. That makes sense. In some cases steroid eye drops are used after YAG capsulotomy. I believe you may just need a "touch up" on your laser to improve your vision.

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