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Complications after cataract surgery are divided into early and delayed depending on when these appear after the surgery.
Immediately after and following day.
Early complications include- Striate keratopathy(haziness of cornea), iritis(inflammation of the iris), endophthalmitis(infection of the internal structures of the eye), Mild ptosis ( drooping of the eye lid) and so on..
Other complications include wound leak, iris prolapse, flat anterior chamber, raised intraocular pressure, displaced IOL......
How long should this take to clear up? also seeing last tnight the lights were like big triangles.
One of the possibilities for your symptoms could be corneal edema. It may take 1-2 weeks to clear up completely following which the vision should improve. Other causes for such symptoms includes post operative astigmatism ( can be corrected with glasses after 6 weeks).
He is taking various eye drops
Yes, antibiotic and steroid eye drops are given along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops for approximately 6-8 weeks following surgery.
He is using various eye drops 4x day
To be more safe it is better to call up your surgeon's office and let him know of your symptoms so that he can make a note of the same at the next scheduled appointment. Until then he needs to put all the prescribed eye drops as advised.
Thank you for your information and advice. Having heard that one wakes up with wonderful clear vision, we were surprised that he was not perfect.This helps us understand that is is a possible long process. thank you.
During the post operative period one needs to look out for eye symptoms such as acute onset of severe pain/redness/reduced vision/watering/discharge . These if noticed, should be reported to the surgeon/surgeon's office. Some mild symptoms are expected to be seen commonly such as irritation, pricking sensation, mild redness.
You are most welcome. I completely agree with you in this regard. But I guess if the visual symptom is due to corneal edema then there should be improvement in the next few days to come.
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