Hello and thanks for your question. From what you're describing this sounds as though you may be suffering from posterior capsular opacification. This is a very common complication of cataract surgery that, thankfully, is quite easily taken care of.
The shell that held your cataract / lens was left behind in the eye when your cataract was removed. The artificial lens implant that was given to you in surgery was likely put in this shell. Around 30% of persons, though, can have the back portion of that shell that holds the lens implant start to get cloudy. It can cause difficulty reading, doing computer work, seeing objects in the distance clearly, and / or can cause difficulty with the vision in glare conditions (bright headlights at night or bright sunlight during the day).
I would recommend going to see your ophthalmologist and having your eyes dilated to determine if this is the case, and if it is not, then that exam should be able to reveal what is happening.
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While this is something that should easily have been seen on a dilated eye exam, often times what happens is there is a little of it happening when the doctor sees it, but it may not seem visually significant to the doctor at that time. Then over the next few months it worsens to the point that you are symptomatic. I would ask if there is any cloudiness to the shell that holds the lens implant and if not, ask if your glasses need to be changed because those are the two most likely suspects.
Cataracts never return but some people call this cloudiness to the shell that holds the lens implant a 'secondary cataract' because the symptoms are the same as primary cataracts.
This problem could lead to vision deterioration to the point of blindness, but this cloudiness is always treatable with a laser and as soon as that's done, the vision would be restored; it wouldn't lead to a permanent loss of vision.
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