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Had cataract surgery both eyes about 6 years ago, replaced

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Had cataract surgery both eyes about 6 years ago, replaced lenses. About 4 months ago right eye has a even blurring (like something on my eye). Ophthalmologist advised after several testings that no retinal tear was present, but have PVD, further advised that no treatment for this. I have no flashes or floaters, just blurred vision. He advises that a RX will correct sight, but sight not the problem, just the blurring. Will this blurring go away? I find myself rubbing the eye frequently trying to get clear vision.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Dan B. : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Dr. Dan B. : It is quite common for the refractive error, or need for glasses, to regress or change after cataract surgery. It does not surprise me that you are beginning to need some corrective lenses now. Given the fact that your ophthalmologist has found no other problems except for the PVD, I suspect that he is right. It may just be that you need to get some prescription glasses. Your experience of blurring can go away with the correct pair of lenses in front of your eyes. Many times, ophthalmologists will use the word vision and sight interchangeably. While you may still have sight, the blurry vision is likely caused by this unmet need for glasses. Does this make sense?
Dr. Dan B. : Do you have any other questions about this?
Customer:

When giving me an eye test, He advised that 20/20 obtained, but still have blurred vision, even when corrected during the test.

Dr. Dan B. :

So when you were in the refracting machine and you reached 20/20 your vision was still blurry? Or is this something you can discern after having gotten some prescription glasses?

Customer:

in the refracting machine and you reached 20/20 vision was still blurry

Dr. Dan B. :

The view in those machines, despite being able to discern the letters on the 20/20 line, is quite distorted, so I wouldn't use that as the final judge of what your vision will be like with the correct glasses on. Those lenses are small and not designed for use in the real world so it's difficult to use that as a judge. I would recommend getting the glasses as this is likely going to clear this up.

Customer:

the blurring is like something smeared evenly over my entire vision on this eye. After several months, still there, doesnt seem to be getting better or worse.

Dr. Dan B. :

Yes, that is precisely what an unmet or uncorrected refractive error looks like.

Dr. Dan B. :

The fact that it does not change is very indicative of just the need for glasses in front of that eye.

Dr. Dan B. :

Does this make sense?

Customer:

maybe, thank you.

Dr. Dan B. :

I'm happy to help you if you still have more questions about this.

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