Right after cataract surgery on my left eye, everything looked wavy and crooked through that eye. It has been more than a month and half, everything still looks wavy and crooked. New glasses (one for distance;one for reading) did not help. Anybody has similar experience? What is the cause of this distortion?
I saw a retina MD before I had my surgery. He examined my eye and concluded that I do not have macular disease. I also tested myself with the Grid and the lines are not wavy. After the surgery , I start to have wavy vision. My eye doctor checked my eye the day after the surgery and three weeks later, he said the cataract surgery was fine. He suggests that I go see a retina MD again. Is it possible that one does not have macular disease but after cataract surgery you may develop macular disease?
Sorry! I had the same, after cataract surgery! My right eye started OK but after weeks things begun to look wavy! I found it is called Metamorphopsy or Metamorphopsia and it is causee by some wrinking of the retina, mainly near the macular area. A good test rig is a simple Amsler grid image. You can download it just by looking for it at Google. It is a croos hatched pattern with a dot at the center. You close the other eye, look fixed at the dot and you will see the distorion patterns arround the dot.
It seems the condition improves after long time. Mine has gotten much better, with just a very small twisted area near the fovea, but it does impair my reading notably.
I wish doctors would take it more seriously and not just prescribe glasses that will not do any good!
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