When the posterior capsule opacity is developing, can the cloudiness kind of creep across the field of vision, concentrating more on one side, or would it be an overall blurriness? What exactly does 1+ posterior capsule opacity mean, and how fast is it likely to progress?
1. Yes any part can get cloudy. Just like dirt on a window can accumulate in any manner, shape or form.
2. Often cataracts or other eye conditions are graded 1 through 4 plus. Thus a very cloudy capsule would be 4+ opacification. It's rather arbitrary and subjective.
3. Like cataracts posterior capsular opacification progresses at all rates from no progression to so fast that yag laser is needed in a few weeks to months. No way to tell.
I am also wondering whether I have posterior capsule opacity, less than 1 year out after cataract surgery on both eyes. I get blurry vision, but if I blink hard & repeatedly, or if I rub my eyes lightly, the blurriness goes away (temporarily).
It's almost like there's a thin layer of mucus over the surface of my eyes, which I can push out of the way. But I don't have any eye infection and there is no collection of mucus or anything in my eyes in the mornings.
Could this be posterior capsule opacity, or is it more likely something else? Advance? Many thanks!
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