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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I had cataract surgery on 09/10/15 and a larger incision had

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I had cataract surgery on 09/10/15 and a larger incision had to be made and 3 stitches put in. The ophthalmologist says it is the stitches that are causing the fierce discomfort in my eye and they are not ready to come out (2 weeks later). I asked when the stitches could be taken out and he said "eventually". He put in a "bandage" contact lens which helps a little with the feeling of "something always in my eye". He also gave me eyedrops. My question is: Is there anything else I can do for this fierce discomfort other than the "bandage" contact lens?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with additional services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

It sounds to me like your problem is a scratch on the cornea rather than the stitches in your eye.

It is not normal for stitches to hurt like that....and if they are hurting then something should be done, like burying the knots etc.

So. What should you do?

I suggest you consult with a different ophthalmologist for an opinion on why your eye is hurting so much.

Does this make sense to you?

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