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That is a long time to be using a steroid eye drop that is a powerful as pred forte. Who has been supplying this medication for you? THE OPTHALMOLOGIST WHO DID THE SURGERY. HE DID EXTENSIVE FOLLOW UP ( I PASSED A VISUAL FIELD AND MY PRESSURES ARE 14-20) AND WE LEFT OFF WITH ONCE A DAY WITH PRED. I AM NOW REFERRED TO A SPECIALISTIs there any pain in the eye?I AM NOT REALLY SURE AS IT IS MORE JUST IRRITATED BUT WHEN I DO NOT USE PRED THE WHOLE EYE FEELS OUT OF SORTS AND PAINFUL BUT MOSTLY IN THE REAR AREA? PAIN DOES NOT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT AND I AM FUNCTIONING WELL. Is your eye sensitive to light, especially when you try and stop using the pred forte, or is it just red? I HAVEN'T STOPPED THE PRED EXCEPT FOR ONE DAY BUT NO EXTRA SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT OR FLASHES EVER. I CAN DRIVE IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE AND AT NIGHT NO PROBLEM. EYE IS RED WITH THIN STRANDS MOSTLY BUT SOMETIMES WHOLE EYE IS RED WITH NO LINES BUT WHOLE WHITE AREA IS RED LIKE A RED BALL. How is your vision in that eye? MY VISION IN THE EYE IS EXCELLENT AS PER EYE EXAMS AND ABILITY TO FUNCTION AT WORK OR DRIVEWas it your eye surgeon who suggested an IOL exchange? MY SURGEON SUGGESTED I GET AN OPINION ABOUT A POSSIBLE IOL EXCHANGE FROM A SPECIALIST. The doctor who told you that you have a cat's pupil from stretching or possibly a vitreous strand....was he an optometrist or an ophthalmologist? HE WAS A YOUNG OPTHALMOLOGISTThis is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Dr. Rick: Just a few more comments. There is no confusion on stretching of pupil. It resulted from the surgery.
Also during the surgery they could not locate the IOL in the capsular bag which is I think in the anterior chamber. It is in front as they could not remove all cortical material. I surmise that you feel I need to stop the pred to see if the eye heals. If you could clear up the last few questions I would appreciate....Thanks Lou