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Cataracts vs dry eye complications
Last Dec I went in for dry eye help. I was prescribed tobramycin-dexameth ophthalmic suspension. I went thru that treatment twice. I had been diagnosed with some cataracts prior that treatment but it didn't seem to affect my vision. At the start of treatment I received a lens prescription change of 1 diopter in my right eye which helped a lot. Over the next few months including that change  both my eyes changed a total of 2 diopters each (now -6 and -7.5). Is it likely that cataracts are causing my acuity problem or is it a lack of lens flexibility or that my eye surface is dry? When I add drops it doesn't help my acuity. Exercising my eyes by focusing with one eye at a time at different distances seem to help a little.
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This is a typical progression of increasing myopia (really pseudo-myopia) caused by cataract progression and not at all typical of dry eyes. Some people call this "second sight" as they go from needing reading glasses to being able to read without glasses. It indicates a growing cataract.
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