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How long ago was your surgery?
Almost 8 weeks
From the drops your doctor has suggested it sounds like you have dry eyes. This is very common after cataract surgery.
Yes I know about dry eyes but my concern is will that cause the other problems that I mentioned. Mainly my implants.
Also, the laser treatment he is talking about is a YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. If the "bag" that holds your lenses in place has "wrinkles etc" in it this could also be the cause of your symptoms. Cutting this with the laser is a good way to solve this problem, but you have to wait 90 days after cataract surgery to do a YAG
I very, very much doubt that you got defective implants. In over 20 years I've never seen a defective lens even once.
I've seen them with obvious defects like a broken haptic, but nothing that you would miss on inspection of the lens prior to putting it in the eyes.
If you don't trust your surgeon then, yes, it is perfectly reasonable to go to another eye surgeon for a second opinion.
What could be the reason for the sensivity to light. Car lights are now tripled as well as street and traffic.
That can be from dryness of your eyes, blepharitis, or wrinkles in the posterior capsule.
Is it common procedure to leave in some of the catarac during surgery?
No. All of the cataract is removed. You never leave some behind.
My doctor told me that he intentionlly leaves some of the catarac in the eye.
That makes no sense at all. That is not something that is done. I'm not sure what he was talking about, unless it was that the capsule was very cloudy (and this would cause your symptoms) and he didn't mess with it so that he would not break it.......
It made no sense to me either. I guess I need to see another doctor.
That sounds like your best course of action.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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Thank You this has been a big help.
My pleasure. Have a good day.
Thank you for your inquiry and the information that you gave me. I have not seen a doctor yet. I am trying to get an apointment with a specialist and hope to do that next week. I will let you know what happens. Thanks again!