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I had cataract surgery done on both eyes a few months ago. In the morning when I turn on the lights over my mirror, and when sunlight strikes from above, I get a glare in my right eye only that practically obscures vision. When I switch from eye to eye, it appears to me that the left eye sees more light than the right. The right eye sees things a tad dimmer.
I asked my doctor why it took one half hour to do left eye, and the right eye took one hour.(or a little more).
His response was something about eyes that had surgery before.
Three years prior I had a macular hole and the fluid was removed and replaced with gas. result was fine.
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Your surgeon is correct. As a retina surgeon I can tell you that it is more difficult to do cataract surgery on an eye that has had a vitrectomy....so he went slower and was more careful.
As to the glare, did you have a multifocal lens placed in your eye?
Ok. Do you have this glare at any other times?
Also, I would expect your macular hole eye to see worse then the other eye....
It is possible that the glare is from something called a posterior capsule opacity. This can be fixed with a simple laser treatment at the doctors office that takes about 5 minutes.
Not that is so noticeable. Usually bright light does it although I think I see halos with the right eye around garage light on my way to work.
I would not rush to have the lens explanted for these issues as you are at significant risk for being left with worse issues after a re-do.
I'd have your surgeon check you for issues with your posterior capsule before doing anything else.
Is PCO something that the doctor can see?
I'm glad to hear that you ended up with good vision after your macular hole surgery. That is a procedure that I do a lot and I can tell you not every patient is so luck.
Yes. It is very easy to see after your eyes are dilated. He wouldn't be able to miss it....
Does this make sense to you?
Ok I will have him check for POC. The literature says the laser treatment can damage the retina.
That is completely wrong. This I can say with 110% certainty
Is there anything else I can answer for you this morning?
ok, thanks doc. nothing now
Ok. Have a good weekend.
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