My 76 year olf Mom just had cataract surgery four days ago.
The next day she was seeing fairly clearly and went to doc for a follow up visit.
Doc said everything looked good.
She is due back to see him again in a few days.
Unfortunaltely this morning when she woke up and the vision was extremely blurry, all day long.
Could this be just part of the healing process? I have researched this and have not come across anyone that saw clear the day after surgery and a few days later went blurry.
I do not want to panic her, as I know that a number of things could be happening to cause the sudden blurriness
. I would just like a professinal opinion right now.
- Can this just be a normal healing process - clear and them exremely blurry?
Her other eye is partially blinded by a retinal occlusion for a few years, so the eye she had the cataract surgery on needs to heal correctly as it is her only sighted eye.
She is also onblood thinners.
UPDATE - Well, yesterday 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.
( Culure why? to see if it was a staph inf aquired during surgery? Or what other reason?)
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.
He said they cannot even adrress surgery of other complications taht may have occurred with the cataract surgery until the infection clears up which obviously means that the longer she has to wait for the surgery, the worse the sight outcome will be.
Should she be in a hospital for this right now?? What could they 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 monitored in an outpatient setting? -