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Hello again, I'm so sorry you're having the problems you described. As a cataract surgeon with decades of experience, I'd like to see if I can give you some insight. Give me just a second to type out a response, and then we can address any concerns that you have.
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First, I would like to give you reassurance, that even though you've had the setbacks, you mentioned, the potential is still quite good that you will achieve the improved vision you were seeking when you made the decision to have your cataract lens exchange surgery....... At the moment, unless you are experiencing significant pain or significantly increasing redness of the eye, there isn't a need for you to return to your ophthalmologist before the scheduled follow-up....... with regard to the large amount of swelling your ophthalmologist told you about,.... Yes, that certainly could be the cause for the fog or cloud you are experiencing.... And even though you don't find a good explanation from your Internet searches, all of us who do the type of surgery you have had, have a lot of experience in dealing with postoperative swelling. The swelling could be in the cornea. Corneal edema can take several weeks to resolve. The swelling could also be at the retina level of your eye, a condition referred to as cystoid macula edema. You can be sure that your ophthalmologist is quite familiar with and capable of seeing you through either of these issues........, I'll stop with this response and allow you time to review it, and I will standby to answer any follow-up question, you may wish to ask.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX That's all I needed to know. I won't worry about it. I don't know computers that well and if I can find the smiley face--but I am very satisfied with my answer. Thank you again!--Oh, I found it!