Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP
I am happy to assist you tonight.
Cataract surgery, though it is minimally invasive, is still a surgery and complications can arise.
As the eye heals there may be inflammation which can cause the vision to blur.
I have seen patients who see much better on day one than the start of week two.
The way cataract surgeries are managed, your doctor is obligated to see you as many times at no additional charge as needed during a period of 90 days post operative. Patient phone calls (even after hours or on holidays) are a part of life. I suggest if there is concern to contact the surgeon who will be able to tell you if it appears to be a serious problem or if (s)he feels it can wait the weekend.
I will stay on for a few minutes to answer any other follow-up questions. Please don't forget to offer a positive rating once your question has been answered fully.
Thank you. what can be done if it is inflammation? She is currently on several types of eye drops.
The eye drops given after the surgery are used to combat inflammation as well as potential infection. The dosage should not be altered.
She should already be taking a steroid drop with a pink cap which is used primarily for inflammation. The gray cap NSAID drop will also help combat inflammatory problems.
Do you have any follow-up
questions or concerns tonight?
Please feel free to contact me again if there are other concerns or questions. Thank you for allowing me to assist you tonight. Please consider offering a positive rating
Well, yestrday my Moms eye turned completely white.
Her cataract surgeon saw her at midnight and referred her immediatley to her retinal specialist , who saw her at 2 AM
he said she had a very bad infection, drained some of the pus out of her eye, and took a culture, also gave her a shot of antibiotics into her eye.
He said it is a very bad situation, that the prognosis is guarded, , that it could take months for the infection to heal and the damage the infection can/will cause could require a surgey , that my MAY restore some site.
Should she be in a hospital for this right now?? What could tjey do for her in a eye hospital setting? He is seeing her again
tomorrow AM- What is done all these upcomng months to monitor the infection if it is momirored in an outpatient setting? -
As a primary care optometrist I gave the advice that I always give in cases of cataract surgery complications, namely, a referral back to your surgeon. I am going to opt out of this question so that an ophthalmologist can better address it. I am glad that you sought care.