Get a second opinion to see if the cataract is truly bad enough and if it is, might as well go for it. It is not uncommon for a cataract to develop after one retina surgery, yet alone two. Unfortunately, we frequently can't tell how much of decreased vision is due to cataracts in patients with retinal problems or a history thereof so no one can be sure...
That amount of correction is minimal and unlikely to be the cause of your strain and symptoms. I would not correct for it at all really. Try some artificial tears when your eyes feel tired or symptomatic and see if that solves the problem. Taking rests from near work periodically helps too.
Just ignore what you have heard until he sees the Retina specialist. I've seen optometrists be right and some be way way off in their assessments so there is definitely hope. You will not know for sure until you see the retina specialist so try and not worry too much about it until then. Hope the optometrist was wrong.
You need to be checked by an eye doctor to make sure you are not farsighted enough to need glasses for the computer and to have a full eye exam to make sure it's not coming from the eyes. If that's OK, you need to see a neurologist. I'm afraid it would be impossible to know for sure without further investigation. You can't rule out Migr...
That is not a normal consequence of cataract surgery. Does he see at night in the other, non-operated eye? Is there any family history of night blindness? Is it possible he has had undiagnosed glaucoma? Was everything OK on the day after surgery in the eye clinic? Needs further investigation.
Cataract surgery is elective in most cases and you most likely could choose to have the surgery done whenever you want. There is a much higher risk of capsular rupture in polar cataract eyes so you must have a very experienced surgeon who has operated on these multiple times before.
Pilocarpine will cause you pupil to get smaller in size. It may help with glare/starbursts due to the pinhole effect but also decreases night vision and peripheral vision in some people. The reason he had you take them just at night is because you probably are only having your symptoms at night time. It is not unusual to prescribe it that way and you could...
There is no clear consensus on mild to moderate exercise but should be OK. Contact sports and activities that cause the head to move back and forth rapidly (roller coasters etc.) should be avoided until the PVD is complete. Your gut feeling usually tells you if what you are doing is causing any sudden pressure or jolts to your head/eyes. Running on the tre...
Go see an ophthalmologist to 1) check and make sure the optometrists didn't miss anything and 2) to consider prescribing you Restasis drops which may be able to increase your natural tear production. You should also take a break from wearing contact lenses for a few weeks if possible.
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