Eye Care Expert Forum
capsule tear
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

capsule tear

do capsules regenerate itself
2078052_tn?1331936700
If this is a posterior capsule tear which can occur during cataract surgery, the torn capsule does not regenerate itself.  The tear persists.  Depending on the size and other factors, it may cause no problem at all.  There is a higher risk of retinal problems with a capsule tear, so be sure you (or the person involved) is under the care of a good ophthalmologist.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I had  a second cataract surgery 21/2 weeks ago  My first one on the other eye went well l.This second one was a disaster( to me ) My MD felt very badly...said it had not happened to him in 28 years What I understood is that the "cells of the "sac"  holding the lens dislocated  I guess ,this is the "capsule" . As he was going away for a month ,he sent me to the Ottawa General Eye Institute. several hundred miles away He did mention possible surgery.....
The "cornea specialist"  suggested  I wait, as the cells seemed to be regenerating .I can only see bright lights,dark shapes through a thick cloud. I am more comfortable if I block that eye.
I have not been able to find reading material on"regeneration ' of cells in any of "cataract complication material"
Has this happened to others ?   I was told it may take weeks to several months????If it has happened to others ,how long before vision was restored on its own???







Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank