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Problems after Secondary Cataract Surgery

I had the CrystalLens implant in my right eye a few years ago. I was told I may have to have a secondary cataract surgery. I went for this procedure 3 months ago. That afternoon, when I came home, I had a terrible migraine, and ended up vomiting until I was dehydrated and had to go to the ER.

I went to see my doctor 2 months later because my vision was still not clear and my pupil had become an unusual oblong shape. I had the odd sensation (and poor vision) like a contact lense was not moving with my eye when I looked in different directions. I still have a cloudiness in my right eye, as if I'm looking through wax paper. My doctor told me that my problem was due to floaters, which could take up to a year to clear up. However, after doing a little research on "floaters," I don't believe that is what I'm experiencing. I also get an occasional flash of light out of the corner of my right eye.

Do these symptoms sound typical after having had the secondary cataract laser surgery? I'm concerned that I may have suffered permanent eye damage due to this surgery.
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These symptoms are not typical after a yag laser.  You should get a second opinion with another ophthalmologist to see what is going on.  It is possible that you do have floaters in a more nebulous glob right in the center of your vision - and the doctor should be able to see that.  Bottom line is that you are not seeing as you would like and no one has given you a good reason why.  Good Luck.

MJK MD
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