I had cataract surgery on my left eye on June 26, 2007. My eyelid drooped after surgery and it was covering a little of my pupil, obstructing my vision. It has improved some since then. On August 14, 2007, I had the cataract surgery on my right eye after which my right eyelid also drooped the same way. It has also improved some.
I had the ReSTOR lens implanted in both eyes and my distance vision is now very good. I can now drive without glasses and am grateful for that even though it cost me $4000 out-of-pocket since Medicare considers the ReSTOR lens "cosmetic" but that's another story.
I am using the computer and reading without glasses but must be about 12 inches from the monitor or book and it's very uncomfortable. I'm 72 and in perfect health.
My doctor says not to get glasses because it will take time for my brain to adjust to the ReSTOR lens. As for the droopy eyelids, he said he didn't have a "before" picture to compare with and that it will probably improve by itself in time.
Is there anything I can do to restore my eyelids to pre-surgery appearance? Someone said her mother also had droopy eyelids after cataract surgery and her doctor gave her an exercise to lie on her face for several hours a day and it took six months to improve. People keep telling me I don't look like myself and I know I don't.
The halos around lights are huge at night making it difficult to drive, so I don't drive at night anymore. I knew that was a possible side effect but wonder if there's anything I can do about it. Night vision glasses perhaps?
My vision was always quite different in each of my eyes and very unsettling. Doctors have told me people pay to get that kind of vision but that wasn't helpful to me. My eyes are much closer to being balanced now, though not perfectly balanced, so I may eventually need a prescription for reading/computer glasses. I'm a genealogist and on the computer all day.
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