Hello and thanks for your question. It sounds as though the right eye has had some pieces of the cataract that have remained in the eye--these are the large floaters you are seeing. These "retained lens fragments" (as they are called) can produce these visual symptoms which are bothersome, but they can also induce inflammation in the eye which can cause swelling in the cornea and/or swelling in the retina, both of which can cause hazy or blurry vision.
This retina surgeon who proposes to take these pieces out with a pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy is specially trained to do this procedure. It sounds as though you are having enough problems from these retained lens fragments that having this second surgery sounds appropriate.
As far as the vision in the left eye being hazy and without exact definition, this sounds like there might be some uncorrected astigmatism that may be causing these symptoms (which can either be corrected with glasses or a surgical procedure involving a laser or an incision in the cornea).
The dilating drops that you are given in clinic usually don't reverse themselves in 5 minutes so I'm not quite sure why they told you that; I usually tell my patients to expect the vision to be blurred for several hours after their eyes are dilated.
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