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6mths after cateract operation one eye has deterioated to

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pre. op.vision how serious...
6mths after cateract operation one eye has deterioated to pre. op.vision how serious is this ?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
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Hello,

When was your last eye exam?
What has your doctor said as to the cause of this vision loss?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
10 days ago. Optromist could not see anything wrong in numerous tests. Refered me to hospital that did operation awaiting response/consultation.
Eye Doctor: Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
Did your optometrist dilate your eyes?
What was your vision measured at? 20/20? 20/40?...
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
did dilate. optical perscirtion does not state 20/?? condition
Eye Doctor: Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
Hello,

The most likely reason for the cause of your decrease vision is scarring of the membrane behind your lens implant. This is very common after cataract surgery. The optometrist would have seen it after your were dilated. A laser procedure to remove that scarring is done in the office. This should restore your vision to how it was after the surgery.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
the optrometrist said he could not see any reason for deteriation and asked me to get the hospital to please let him know their diagnosis?
Eye Doctor: Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
The most likely reason would be the scarring I discussed earlier. Another possibility could be swelling of the retina in the back of the eye. This is less obvious on exam and other tests are useful in detecting any swelling. These additional test are not readily available in the office but likely available in the hospital or more specialized office.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
last question, is this serious/operable/
Eye Doctor: Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
For scarring behind the lens, all that is needed is a simple office laser procedure. It is painless and takes 5-10 minutes.
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