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Grainy vision-visual snow?

I have a cataract implant in my right eye, big discrepancy now between the two, over 500 and under 2 (the implant eye). I've also had retinal tear/weakness laser surgery in both eyes, at least a year ago. I've noticed for some time now grainy night-time vision. I don't know if I would call it visual "snow". I'm not sure what to call it. But I also have pretty poor dark adaptation, or adaptation going in and out of brightly lit spaces. I wonder if you might comment. More than one opthalmologist (including a retinal doctor) doesn't see anything worse than what I've already mentioned. I'm 57. Is this perhaps a symptom of aging? The visual discrepancy? Any other ideas. The eye doctors I've seen don't seem to come up with much.
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Go see a glaucoma specialist or neuro-ophthalmologist to evaluate the health of your optic nerve.  May be from the retinal issues, but need to rule out other causes of optic nerve or retinal damage.

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