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So. How long ago was your cataract surgery?
Have you had this eye pain before or since?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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If there is no evidence of inflammation or other issues with your eye on slit lamp exam -- and I would hope that your surgeon has already checked your eye over very closely -- then there might be an issue with your intraocular lens.
The lens might be a poor fit, it could be in a part of your eye called the cilliary sulcus and pressing on a tender area inside your eyeball etc....
I have seen this on a number of occasions during the last 2+ decades of practice....
If this is the problem then treatment consists of removing and replacing or re-positioning your intraocular lens
So. What should you do?
I would recommend that you get a second opinion from an different ophthalmologist and see what she has to say about your continued ocular pain.
Does this make sense to you?
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It is not outside the realm of possibilities. However, if your goal is to legally blame your car accident on shooting eye pains and loss of vision secondary to your cataract surgery, you are fighting a very difficult, uphill battle.
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Because shooting pain and loss of vision just doesn't happen for a few seconds in the rain right before you hit a tree followed up by a normal eye exam and function.
Seems like you are grasping at straws to explain how you went off the road and hit a tree.....and it will seem that way to the Court too.
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Thank you for that additional information. I did not understand that the legal issues were already behind you....
Yes. It does happen for the reasons I discussed.
A good exam by an ophthalmologist with, possibly, specialized testing such as an anterior segment A scan should get to the root of your pain.
It is not normal to have this sort of pain and issues and the cause needs to be found to avoid permanent issues.
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It may have happened to other people too but it never got reported.
Hopefully a good exam will find an underlying cause for your pain and symptoms.
Living in the middle of over 1.2 million acres of National Forest I am all too familiar with car verses tree encounters -- I'm glad you were not seriously injured.
As they say around here -- the Tree always wins :(