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ghosting/blurred vision in cataracts

Can small cortical cataracts cause ghosting an/or blurred vision to be MUCH worse in contact lenses than glasses?
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Yes vision might be either better or worse with contacts or glasses with most types of cataracts.

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Thank you so much for answering so quickly...I'm just curious:With high myopia, why would vision be good in glasses, but very blurry and bad in contacts?  Could it be how the contacts sit on the eyes?
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The contacts may not fit well, the contacts could be damaged/warped, the contacts could be the wrong RX for the eye but the glasses the right RX.

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, Oct 06, 2008 07:01PM
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, Oct 06, 2008 07:23PM
Yes vision might be either better or worse with contacts or glasses with most types of cataracts.

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, Oct 06, 2008 08:20PM
Thank you so much for answering so quickly...I'm just curious:With high myopia, why would vision be good in glasses, but very blurry and bad in contacts?  Could it be how the contacts sit on the eyes?
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, Oct 06, 2008 11:31PM
The contacts may not fit well, the contacts could be damaged/warped, the contacts could be the wrong RX for the eye but the glasses the right RX.


I don't know how to get back to the forum...Thanks for the response....The contacts are the right prescription, as are the glasses.  The contacts never posed a problem before the cataract diagnosis, but now the vision is notably worse in contacts than in glasses. They are also disposable, so not warped, and the eye surface is, according to doctors, fine.  The blurring may be from another cause, but is it possible that the cataracts increase the field of vision or sit on the cortical cataracts in a way that would cause the blurring more in contacts than in glasses?
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Your problem can still be contacts, or cataracts.  Find a good Eye MD near you www.aao.org and work thorugh these problems.

JCH MD
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