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In the affected eye, what is your best corrected visual acuity? Do you have any changes on Amsler grid testing?
I relaay don't know off hand the best corrected acuity. I don't recall having amsler grid testing. Please explain what that is.
An amsler grid is a piece of paper with lines (either white on a black page or black on a white page) and a spot in the middle that you look at one eye at a time with your reading glasses on. It would show wavy spots/blind spots etc with some types of macular pathology
NO, i didn't have that test.
With your new glasses can you see road signs in the distance with the affected eye only? Can you read with that eye?
I can see road signs but they are blurred if I close my left eye and look only with the affected eye. I cannot read with that eye alone.
Ok. Well, in light of a normal eye exam, retinal evaluation and OCT with decreased vision after uncomplicated cataract surgery the most likely cause of your visual problems would be issues with the tear film.
I think it would be good to do a 3 or 4 week trial of natural tears, warm compresses and baby shampoo lid scrubs.
The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
What exactly is the tear film andd would that not have shown on the OCT?
I would also use natural tears 4 times a day or so while doing the above warm compresses and lid scrubs
no. The OCT examines your retina in this case. The front of your eyes are covered in a thin liquid layer of tears. When there are problems with this it is like getting oil on your windshield in a rain...messes everything up
does this make sense to you?
Yes it does make sense and I will try doing as you recommend.
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Ok. Glad to be of help. Have a good weekend.