I had cataract surgery about 3 years ago and then had a detached retina. The surgery took place in February 2007 and it went well. My ophthalmologist said that my vision would be stable in about one year. I changed my prescription about 3 times during this year. And now, I am seeing cloudy when I'm outside and when I'm inside, I see as if there was plastic wrap over my eye.
Unfortunately even an eye that is successfully attached by surgery does not often recover full vision especially if the macula was detached. Ask your retina surgeon and also see your general ophthalmologist to get a second opnion.
I just saw my optometrist and she discoverd that I needed a capsulotomy. I have an appointment in one month with my opthalmologist.
In 30 percent to 40 percent of patients, the posterior capsule becomes cloudy following cataract surgery. The cloudiness can appear months or years after surgery. The main symptom is a decrease in vision. Another symptom is difficulty with glare and bright lights. If the cloudiness impairs vision, you will need a posterior capsulotomy. Patients sometimes mistakenly think the cataract has come back, but it cannot return because the natural lens of the eye has been removed.
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