I had cataract surgery in both eyes about
6 years ago. Three months after the surgery, I had what I saw as a
lightening storm in my head. First right eye, then
left eye a few days later. This left my good vision
severely diminished. Went to retina specialist who
agreed with me, but suggested I not have the
surgery to remove them, as it has a lot of
risks. I said I would try to live with it, but it
has been very hard. The original cataract surgery
also affected a muscle imbalance in my eyes , that
I have had since childhood. It has also become
much more pronounced. I have double vision
all the time now, bad depth perception, balance
problems and greatly diminished vision in
dim light. In the last year, I have also developed
sub posterior cataracts
, which have put a white
haze in my vision now. Glare is a real problem.
Here's my question. I have found a doctor who
feels he can fix/improve my eye muscle problem,
which he says will also help with the double vision
and balance problems. By the way, my
horizontal vision is at a 15 degree tilt.
He has a colleague that can take care of the
secondary cataracts for me.
The floaters, no one wants to tackle I guess
because of risks involved.
I am looking for some good advice before I
proceed. Which surgery should I have first?
What do the surgeries I mentioned involve?
How much risk is there? How long recovery
time is involved?
I know this is a lot of info, but I need more
feedback before I take the next step. No one
in my family can really relate. They just kind
of pretend I'm ok, even though I stopped driving
at night and have to have help getting around
in dim light. Also, I own my art gallery and
I am a professional artist along with my husband
and son. This has put quite a damper on my
painting career of 35 years. Thank you for
your time! Susan