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Comment from: popol, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: May 26

My wife has been in constant pain ever since her cataract surgery 4 months ago. For most of that time she has been confined to bed with eyes closed to stop the pain. She describes the pain as needles, or razor blades, or sand. The operations have catapulted her into severe dry eye syndrome and she has spent, and is spending, a small fortune on artificial tears. Only sympathy from her original surgeon, and a second ophthalmologist has no treatment to offer. She just has to wait and hope for relief.

Comment from: Richard, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I had surgery for cataract to replace lenses with Tecnis Symfony lenses to provide proper long vision and for reading without glasses. They did not work and I was told to get glasses. The cost was USD 2600 per lens and they didn't work. I was sold on the ability to read without glasses. That never happened. Blew USD 5400. I am angry.

Comment from: blessed, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I had cataract surgery in October 2019. I was very nearsighted. I chose the PanOptix IOL (intraocular lens), and I am very happy! Yes, I see halos and flares at night, but near vision, intermediate and distance are great, plus I can drive without glasses! Once in a while I wear a low powered reader to read the back of a credit card or a prescription. It's great not to need eyeglasses after 50 years. Sometimes I think I have to take off my contact lenses and then remember I don't need them anymore.

Comment from: Lisa Beau, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 03

I had multifocal lenses implanted to avoid wearing glasses for long sight. My sight really improved after my cataract surgery. I had haloes at night, but not too bad. However, less than a year and I had a retinal tear requiring vitrectomy. I was totally unaware of the clinical signs of a retinal tear. Fortunately it mended 100 percent. The worst thing is, my eyes feel 'tired' most of the time since surgery but with my lifestyle (vets/horses) I am still glad I got it done.

Comment from: Penny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I had cataract surgery on my left eye, opting for the Symfony lens. Halo effect from all lights (not just headlights) at night is way worse than I expected. Even worse, the lens seems to be “stuck” at mid-range sight, so distance vision is a total blur. Very upsetting and I plan to replace with static distance lens as soon as possible.

Comment from: The Reverend, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

The eye doctor's nurse gave me an eye exam with my glasses on and then told me I have 20/20 vision, I said yes, with the glasses on. The Veterans Affairs hospital sent me there for the cataract surgery. The doctor came in and told me I didn't need surgery, got 20/20 vision, and said he wears glasses like myself and cataract removal was just an elected surgery, not necessary to have it. Veteran Administration said I need surgery and had already checked my eyes... unbelievable!

Comment from: Lady , 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I had cataract surgery in October and November. The October surgery went well, but the November surgery on my left eye has left me with double vision. The doctor prescribed glasses with a 4.5 prism. They have not fully corrected the problem. I also have periodic pain in the left eye and continuous aching in that eye. Wonder if the double vision can be surgically corrected. Looking for other options I have to correct the double vision.

Comment from: Rick, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 31

My right eye cataract surgery was done 9 weeks ago with multi focal lens and is fine. Left eye was done 7 weeks ago with multi focal lens and astigmatism correction. The left eye is extremely sensitive to light. It burns and waters like when peeling onions. It does this for at least 2 hours every morning. Doctors say to just keep using the lubricant eye drops.

Comment from: Hope, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I had cataract surgery October 22, 2019 and lens replacement to PanOptix trifocal intraocular lenses. I could see closeup the 2nd day but not distance. Night time is terrible, way worse than before… concentric rings, starburst and glare. They said they can't do anything for about 6 months, hoping my brain will get used to it. So far it's been a month and a half. It may be slightly better but not much. I'm afraid to do my other eye. Over USD 5000. and I'm seeing worse than I did.

Comment from: Terri, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I had eye damage from a stinging insect 40 years ago. I had a scleral buckle and corticoid steroid treatment for years. I had cataract surgery one year ago to remove the lens that had been damaged, and then YAG surgery four months later. I am now nearsighted in my good eye and farsighted in my damaged eye. It is horrible. My brain has not adjusted in a year. I feel that the doctor put in the wrong IOL (intraocular lenses). I am hoping for a better outcome from the well-known clinic that I have contacted for a 2nd operation.


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Comment from: chuck69, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 19

I had cataract surgery 9 months ago. I am seeing rings around lights (spiderweb) and not getting any better. The doctor said my brain is not adjusting to the focus rings on lens. I purchased the high-priced multifocal lens. I went for a second opinion yesterday and the doctor said I may adjust to them some, but I'll always see the rings. He can replace them with different lens. My doctor should have told me about these rings. I can hardly stand lights or see to drive at night. Wonder if anyone else has this problem, and if so what you did.

Comment from: WiltingZinnia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I had cataract surgery on my right eye that had the most astigmatism, on the 9th of October, using a Bausch and Lomb brand. Done with drops as of today. Still I am seeing a whitish film only when I turn my eye to the right (it moves left), and if I turn my eye to the left, the whitish film goes right. It seems to disappear though, or I just adjust to seeing it. Otherwise, I have very good far vision in it. Still need readers for close and mid-range. The other eye was corrected with a standard Medicare covered lens.

Comment from: ancheta56, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had cataract surgery on my right eye a month ago and lost all closeup vision in that eye. I had partial correction closeup with glasses prior, but even that is gone now. I explained prior to surgery that I do fine detailed work and need my closeup vision. He said, 'oh well, that's a game changer,' and left. Since then they keep telling me I don't have any closeup because I'm farsighted and magnifier readers will correct my closeup. They don't! I'm frightened about not being able to work anymore!

Comment from: Biran, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I had the PanOptix trifocal lens implanted in my left eye for a cataract, nine days ago. There are some occasional light flutters on the left side and a thin black parenthesis shows up if I shift the focus to the right. I have clear vision in that eye now, no ghosting, and halos are minimal. But there is distortion that occurs on letters. Letters and straight lines on street signs appear wavy and appear to inflate outwards on the right edge. My near vision still isn't good for reading without glasses.

Comment from: Berryl, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

I am 65 years old. I have had a cataract surgery and a multifocal lens inserted into my left eye 5 days ago. My eye sticks, it is very blurry, and I can't see with it. I am wondering how long it will be like this! It is really bothering me.

Comment from: 59 female, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I had cataract surgery in one eye, and 4 months out, good results. My right eye sees mid to long range; left eye, not operated on yet is nearsighted. I actually am quite happy with the results. If and when the left eye needs surgery, I hope to keep it very nearsighted so I can put on makeup without glasses, see to type, knit, crochet, and sew. No problems now. Make sure you speak with your doctor and choose the lens you want. If you can't afford premium lenses, don't be talked into it.

Comment from: Patty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

My first cataract surgery went well. Second one I just had 4 days ago; so much pain. My eye ball hurts, the corners of my eye hurts, horrible pain from the top of my eyebrow down to my cheek bone. I went in telling the doctor about it, He said I was fine. I don't feel like I am. The doctor and hospital both called the night of the second surgery but not the first.

Comment from: night shade, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I had cataract surgery in both eyes. The first eye had trouble from the beginning, it hurts and drips. The second was no1 the next day. Sometimes I wonder if there was a mistake made in both lens put on the wrong eye!

Comment from: Linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

After my cataract surgery I saw fantastically, then two days later I got an infection and now cannot see. I don't know what happened, why and where.

Comment from: Ailene, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I had cataract surgery 5 days ago. I am a 66 year old female. I had the surgery in my left eye which is my distance vision eye. I have worn monovision contacts since my early 30s. I was diagnosed with age related macular degeneration and astigmatism in the left eye. I was told that the cataract surgery would help with both problems. I still have blurred vision in the left eye. I wonder how long it takes to clear up. I also have an abrasion on the operated eye. It happened during the surgery.


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Comment from: one eyed wonder, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

At 59, one eye required cataract surgery - the other may never. I chose to stay nearsighted, continuing with glasses only for driving and theater movies. Having researched the premium lens, so not worth the out-of-pocket USD 2,500. Though the doctor disagreed, I got a monofocal for near vision. Four weeks later, I have clear vision/bright colors, but occasional eye discomfort, yet surgeon says I'm fine. I hope it continues to heal and the discomfort stops. Scary surgery, but the alternative is blindness.

Comment from: Lola, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

To say my cataract surgery has been a nightmare would be an understatement. I had surgery in August and had Symfony lenses. I have blurriness, haloes, and debilitating glare. I feel like I'm going blind, and everyday seems worse. I barely leave the house. I have developed anxiety and depression over this. I am having the lenses changed end of the month. Yes, I know the risks, but right now I have no life and can't function.

Comment from: Keebs, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I had a fast growing cataract in my right eye so I was going blind in my right eye pretty quickly. I have a Johnson and Johnson lens which I paid for. The lens is the one level up from the basic lens. I only have an occasional issue of seeing a flickering light; but it's been infrequent and seems to be doing it less and less each day. The only thing I have purchased is a pair of readers and they seem to do the trick. So far I am pleased with the clarity and brightness that I see.

Comment from: Carol oschin, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I had left eye cataract and astigmatism surgery. Two days later I was feeling off balance. So the doctor scheduled the right eye that didn't need cataract surgery. It is 9 months now and I am still dizzy. I never wore glasses for reading. After doing my right eye I now use glasses to see my phone and read. I am constantly off balance, some days really bad.

Comment from: Bad Outcome, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

I had cataract surgery on 12/3/18. I am young (60 years old) and no other medical condition. The day after surgery, I had nearly no sight, it was so cloudy I could only see light, no color or objects. Apparently the surgeon tore the membrane (capsule) behind my lens. I have many floaters, retained lens material (cortical material), some inflammation and increased eye pressure. Now I need to see a vitreous/retina surgeon to fix the mess-up from the first surgery. I must pay for this as well.

Comment from: BLIND CLOSE UP, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

Vision from 2 feet on has improved since my cataract surgery but where I used to be able to read or use my phone without glasses I can no longer even see what is on my phone or read anything.

Comment from: Debbot, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I had a great experience with cataract surgery. My uncorrected vision was -8. I chose monovision to see near in my right, and intermediate in my left which has worked out perfectly and am now at 20/40 uncorrected and 20/15 corrected. Things are so much brighter and night driving is possible again. Very little discomfort after surgery. My only concern was the post-surgery eye injection of Tri-Moxi; my vision for several hours after surgery was opaque and the left pupil was constricted for a few days.

Comment from: Andy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I'm 69 years old. Four days ago I had my left eye operated with the Femto-Lasik procedure. Before the cataract surgery I did not see anything with my left eye. I had no pain and no any side effect. I'm still using the eye drops as my doctor instructed. I see a different world now. I'm very happy with the result but according my doctor it will be better in a couple of days.

Comment from: Joyce, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 27

I had cataract surgery a little over two weeks ago in my left eye. The morning after surgery, I took off the shield, cleaned the eye as I told to do, and noticed flashing on the side of my eye. I went for my follow up that morning and didn't mention the flashing. They said my eye looked great, no pressure, and eye sight 20/25. I am due to have the second eye done this week. After two weeks, my eye is blurry, I still see flashing on the side of my eye. I am at my wits' end.

Comment from: Roy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 26

I had cataract surgery over 4 months ago, now I can't read for more than 1 to 2 minutes without everything blurring out on me. I was 100 percent better before surgery. My right eye hurts to the touch at times and stays matted up most of the time. The doctor gave me drops but they haven't helped.


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Comment from: Kim, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I had cataract surgery 6 days ago. My vision went from poor to 20/20 immediately. Six days later I still feel off kilter. I am nauseous and not doing well. I feel better if I keep my sunglasses on indoors and outdoors. At last visit my doctor said I'm just sensitive and to give it time but I am freaking out because it is not getting better.

Comment from: Cataract Nightmare, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I had cataract surgery 5 months ago. My sight is very good for the most part. I had a toric lens put in. Now I feel like I have blurry vision, feels like my eyes are trying to adjust after being in a dark room when you go out into the sun light. I also noticed star bursts coming from lights. I thought this was supposed to be gone. I feel like my vision is worse. I should have kept the cataract.

Comment from: Myopiawhenyoung, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I had LenSx laser cataract surgery on both eyes with standard intraocular lens for distance, one was worse due to a prior retinal detachment. My eyes are a little dry but slowly self-lubricating and when properly lubricated, my eyes can see 20/20. Strangely enough I can see up to 8 inches away super clear, I don't need glasses for near vision. My doctor has done over 3K Lasik operations and laser cataract surgeries. She's the best in the state, very happy with the results, pay for the best for the best results.

Comment from: Helpless, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I had cataract surgery two months ago on both eyes. I'm still experiencing redness, soreness and pain with light, and my eyes are always running. I don't know what went wrong. My doctor keeps telling me it is just taking longer for me to heal and to keep using my eye drops.

Comment from: Elaine , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I paid 10000.00 for the Symfony lens. My vision is horrible 3 weeks after cataract surgery on the second eye. The only thing I can do without glasses is close-up. Anything further than 6 feet is blurry like I have Vaseline in my eyes. The doctor tells me to “try harder” but I am terrified to drive. Do your homework before, like checking the doctor and lens for cataract surgery. I would love to have my old vision back.

Comment from: Dizzy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I had cataract surgery over a year ago. One eye done, not the happiest but had to do the right eye. Three months later, surgery. Within a couple days my retina detached. I had emergency surgery, the doctor ripped my macula and now my right eye is rendered useless almost. I have double vision, or no vision 24/7. I can't read, and have night blindness, so upsetting. I'm still young and not sure what to do. I can't find anyone who can answer anything other than, “sorry”! I struggle each day to keep focused.

Comment from: KJW, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I am 61 year old and had cataract surgery 8 or 9 months ago. I chose the Symfony Toric intraocular lenses (high dollar) and am very disappointed in the outcome. I have halos, starbursts and glare. I was told by the lens counselor that this new multifocal lens takes care of all the issues they have had in the past with halos and starbursts. Symfony video indicates the same. Shocked the first time I went out after dark. Light show for sure and still is. I would welcome a class action suit against the maker.

Comment from: Ashley , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I am 27 years old and had cataract surgery in January 2017. The reason I had cataracts in the first place was a complete mystery considering my age. I was not informed or given an option of different lenses to get. I got the monofocal lenses only to discover afterwards that I won't be nearsighted anymore. My doctor told me he doesnt recommend multifocal because most of his patients come back with complaints about halos around lights at night. Seems like a small price to pay to be able to see close.

Comment from: Tramatic vikky, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

My age is 29. I had traumatic cataract with zonular dehiscence. I had surgery after so much pain for so many days then YAG capsulotomy done. Since then a few days I was ok but now I face so much pain. I don't know what to do, I am a poor person and am a student.

Comment from: Never Again, 45-54 (Patient) Published: July 31

If I could only go back 7 months, I would never let my ophthalmologist perform cataract surgery on me. I have had nothing but problems; unable to see distance or closeness, double vision, depression, etc., after having my right eye supposedly fixed for distance. The doctor went back in my right eye to make a slit in the lens, blaming it on my astigmatism, which she diagnosed as slight astigmatism. There was no empathy from my doctor and the office was run like a factory!

Comment from: Mngirl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I had cataract surgery in May 2017 on my right eye and have had no problem except that I have put off my second eye surgery because, when I put a contact lens in that eye I see double. I would recommend it that I have had no problem. I was prescribed prednisone drops after surgery and nothing else.

Comment from: drNurse, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I had right eye monofocal lens cataract surgery 6 days ago. Afterward I had double vision, meaning I could not work. I lost USD 7000 in income (I'm paid on a daily basis), because of this surgery. I was not warned. Everyone only told me how wonderful it would be, including my own optometrist. I went to a 'cataract factory' where the patient never sees the surgeon until she's about to cut into your eye. I have to wait over a month to get the left eye done, leaving me in the interim with double vision, headache, and poor depth perception. Optometrist helped somewhat by fitting my left eye with a contact lens, but it did not resolve the double vision entirely. Comments on this forum indicate that I'm one of many who were not fully informed before this lucrative surgery was done. I know that patients have a right to know. I'm a PhD clinical nurse specialist. I have been a health care professional for 36 years. This is not how it should be done.

Comment from: SULLY777, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 26

I am a 49 year old male that just underwent cataract surgery for both eyes 2 months ago, and now am currently experiencing worse vision than before my cataract surgeries (I was 20/40 pre-operation in both eyes and am worse than 20/60 in both eyes now). I had Lasik (and a touch up a month later) 20 years ago and unfortunately was not able to get these records from that doctor since my records were long since destroyed. Currently posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOL) are both with mild central posterior capsular plaque, and I also have severe dry eyes. Everything else is ok. My doctor has recommended YAG laser to clear the plaques, and thinks that it may be the plaques that are causing my horrible post-operative vision, but I am hesitant as I understand it may be difficult to change my IOL later on if I have the YAG laser treatment. I also wonder if the doctor maybe put in the wrong power lenses. Doctor has concluded that I will need glasses/another Lasik procedure done to correct my vision rather than him trying to re-calculate the toric placements or try a different lens and is trying to scare me with all the risks of going back into the operating room. But why would I want glasses or Lasik when I have paid for the premium lenses! And how is it possible that my vision is still actually worse after surgery 2 months later! This makes no sense to me! I wonder if DMO doctors get into trouble (or get pressured) into not going back to the surgery room with patients (for costs). I honestly am not looking for 20/20 vision correction, I would be happy with 20/30! I am going to get a second opinion to see what a different doctor says before I try the YAG laser to clear up my plaques. I'm just beyond broken here any help or insight given is much appreciated! And if able I will post info from second opinion doctor on this.

Comment from: piano321, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I had cataract surgery on both eyes when I was only 50 years (I'm now 55). My cataracts were apparently very mild but the surgeon advised me to get it done so, as he mentioned, I would not have to deal with this issue later on. It is the worst decision I ever made in my life. My vision has been ruined. I was nearsighted, now my vision is distorted, my vision was better before. I no longer can see my face or anything up close. I developed so many eye problems such as eye pressure, dry eyes, etc. My left eye lens is now very cloudy and requires laser treatment. I used to be a pianist and very active, this has affected every aspect of my active life (I have to use a 10 magnification mirror as I can't see my face up close). I had to change my eye prescription so many times since and it is more expensive as I now require progressive lenses. I went back to the surgeon who ill-advised me and he just brushed me off. This has me so depressed and would love to have the cataract lenses removed but I do not think I have a choice. Please do your research before, cataracts surgery should only be for severe cases.

Comment from: Susieq, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I had cataract surgery for both of my eyes done and had multifocal lens put in. My right eye is doing great. In my left eye I know the lens is not in the right place, it is off. The lady that marked my eye marked it wrong so when it was put in it was off. I want to know if the doctor can do anything to set it right. I am so upset.

Comment from: bbbburgi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I had cataract surgery a week ago and now my vision up close is horrible. I'm not happy with the results. I expected better vision than this. I want vision both ways near and far because I'm blind in my left eye. I only have the one eye. Now my vision is horrible. I don't know how I can get better vision, maybe I need Lasik surgery now.

Comment from: ASandifer, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I had cataract surgery in February of this year. The same evening after surgery, I noticed a discoloration on the right side of my face. When I went back to the doctor the next day, I asked her with what she swabbed my eye before I was put under. She said Betadine (SP). It's my understanding that Betadine is very caustic and should never be put near the eye area. My skin has gotten worse and I have never had a skin problem. Additionally, a gel was put in my left eye to numb it before surgery. She said maybe my skin was going to break out anyway. I informed her that I have never had a skin problem in my life. I'll be 76 years in September, and have never had a skin problem my entire life. She referred me to a dermatologist who prescribed a 2 percent cortisone cream, but I'm leery of having it filled. I plan to go to another dermatologist. I'm supposed to have my right eye operated on, but will not until I find out what I might have been allergic to.

Comment from: Debbie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 27

Four weeks ago I had my right eye done with Symfony lens, and the halos and starburst were horrific at night! I was so afraid to get the second cataract surgery done but it was already paid for and the surgery date was a few days away. The worst decision of my life was to go ahead and get the second one done. I am 62 years old can't imagine the rest of my life not being able to drive at night. Headlights, taillights, street lights, every light is blinding huge circles. My doctor never informed me of the side effects, and today he told me it was a tradeoff to have good daytime vision. My vision is ok I still have to wear readers most of the day. I just wish I would have checked these forums out first! I so wish I had my old vision back and now I'm stuck. If I could forewarn anyone do not get the Symfony lens! I paid so much money out of pocket and I wouldn't get them again if they were free and paid for by insurance.

Comment from: Abdou Amadou Janha, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 24

The cataract surgery it would appear went well. My vision is clear. However, after using the eye drops as directed for a period of 5 weeks, I am beginning to experience some problems, redness in the eye, and headache. The problem is that I have not been able to secure an appointment for a post-operative review, normally within 3 weeks after the operation. I was discharged on 26 February 2018. I have called, wrote a complaint through PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) but to no avail. I guess I will go to the Accident and Emergency to get any help.

Comment from: Scared, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I had cataract surgery on my right eye 5 weeks ago, and had it on my left 3 weeks ago. The day following both I had clear vision, within a few days my vision blurred on each eye. After multiple tests I find I have retina swelling. I am putting NSAID eye drops 4 times a day in each eye for next 3 weeks. The doctor says if that doesn't correct problem he has other procedures to try. I too, like others wish I never had the surgery to begin with. They say only 1 to 3 percent of patients have complications; why did I win!

Comment from: Zena, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 21

I had blurred vision on the periphery of my sight. After a consultation on 9th September 2017, Zaditen drops were prescribed with a recommendation that I see an eye specialist. As my vision became even more blurred and a rash appeared on my chest, I stopped taking Zaditen. On seeing the eye specialist, Xalatan (latanoprost) was prescribed to lower the pressure in my eyes. The pressure in my left eye decreased by next appointment with the specialist, but I noticed slight tremors developing on the Tuesday after commencement, which by Friday 14th September had increased alarmingly. My doctor saw this and advised me to stop the medication, see if the problem subsided, and then to try again. This I did. Within 24 hours the shaking had dropped back, but did not go away. By the Sunday evening it was minimal, but still evident. On Wednesday 20th September I went for cataract removal and insert into my right eye. I mentioned I was allergic to fluoride and Xalatan. I was swamped with unknown medications before and during the time of the operation. After the operation, on my next day post-operative check-up, my left eye was ok at 17, but my right eye (the one operated on) was way up which was to be expected I was advised. Alphagan P eye drops, Prednefrin Forte (recent research states both can cause tremor), and Chlorsig were prescribed. I began to feel very unwell and mentioned this. Four weeks later, Wednesday 18th October, I had the 2nd operation. Chlorsig was stopped by the specialist (should not be used if patient has had eye surgery or laser treatment in the past six months or has glaucoma, which I had). Prednefrin, Alphagan P and Acular eye drops were prescribed. On my appointment with the specialist on November 8th I felt terrible, but didn't say anything. My next appointment was February 22nd with a chart to check my eyesight every week. During this time my tremor continued, and my mouth became sore with ulcerations on the lips. I felt really unwell. On December 4th I had a migraine. I called in to see if the doctor could check the pressure in the right eye and was sent to an optician a few doors away. She suggested to me that I could be allergic to another of the medications. Then another unexpected problem with my vision arose. Diplopia can result when the superior or inferior rectus muscles are injured either by the bridle suture or the anesthetic needle, during cataract surgery. I recall when I woke from the 1st operation, I inspected my left hand, puzzled as to why it was hurting. One of the nurses commented I thrashed about, and a second one commented, “Well, I would if someone stuck a needle in my eye like that.” I remembered I woke partially twice during the initial operation. I was able to see white coats moving about but didn't hear anything, nor was I in pain. I wonder if there was an unintentional mishap at the time of the operation which caused me to thrash about and if something has been damaged. Or if it is toxicity with all the prescriptive drugs inserted in my eyes to which I am allergic that caused the tremors.

Comment from: rpk0925, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

I need help! Two months ago, I had cataract surgery performed on 1 eye using the Symfony multi-focal lens. I was scheduled to have the 2nd eye done a week later but canceled the surgery because I got so scared after seeing all the halos, ghosting and glare that I see at night (and sometimes in the day). I had never seen these effects before and wasn't prepared to have that kind of side effect happen. Now I'm in limbo not knowing how to go forward. Do I try to exchange the lens for a standard lens, or do I go ahead and have surgery on my 2nd eye with a multi-focal lens, knowing that my night vision (and near vision) will be worse than before the surgery. I'm very scared and have even developed anxiety attacks. What a mess!

Comment from: Lalinezz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

I had cataract surgery on both eyes two weeks apart in October 2016. The procedures went well and my vision is excellent in both eyes. I had no complications, but have developed 'flashing' in both eyes, especially the left. I have been back to the surgeon twice, my eye doctor twice, a different eye doctor once and recently an ocular neurologist. All agree my eyes look great, IOLs (intraocular lenses) look wonderful, and optic nerve healthy. The ocular neurologist thought dry eyes might be hindering the sealing around the IOL, so blocked my tear ducts and said to use lubricant eye drops. So far, no improvements. I've started wearing sunglasses indoors and outdoors which does help the flashing. I've had three episodes of ocular migraines, which involved a blurry, spinning effect in both eyes, I could still see, but barely, no pain.

Comment from: James , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I am three months post-surgery for cataract and wish I had not had the surgery. I had toric lenses in both eyes due to astigmatism. I have decent distant vision only, with no mid or close. I require reading glasses to even turn the stove on or see TV remote. I can't read the dashboard of the car. I am extreme sensitivity to light, especially fluorescents. I barely passed eye exam for driver's license which makes me believe my eyes are not what the doctor tells me. My eyes are itchy and red all the time. I find looking at the manufacturer's website an information packet I should have been given; would have changed my mind about the surgery if seen before. I am miserable.

Comment from: Michelle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I had cataract surgery in April (over 3 months ago) and floaters removed. The day after surgery I couldn't see anything and was completely blind in that eye. The surgeon told me that it was because I had swelling on the cornea because I have Fuchs uveitis. He put me on cortisone drops. A few weeks after the surgery they discovered that the lens was not focusing in the correct place and did another surgery to replace the lens. I still could not see anything and he continued with the cortisone drops. Then he said the swelling had gone down but I still have a blind patch in the middle of my eye which is not improving at all. So effectively I can't see out of that eye at all. I don't know if this will ever improve or I need to go to a different surgeon.

Comment from: Been there, done tha, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I had cataract surgery on my right eye in April 2016 and on my left eye in September 2016. It takes about a whole year for each eye to get back to normal. At times it seemed like each eye changed daily. Dry eyes, halos, itching, blurriness, burning, unable to focus, all are part of the healing process. Doctors tell you that you'll be back to normal in a few days; nope, it'll take a good 10 to 12 months. But then here's the kicker: a new second cataract will form on your eye at some point and you'll need a non-surgical, laser-type procedure. This second cataract, I was told, is normal and happens to most people but is easy to remove in just a quick office setting. And then, it's possible that will grow back again and again. It never ends. I think some of these surgeries are scams. I would get second opinions if I had to do it over again.

Comment from: CONCERNED, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I had cataract surgery in one eye in January and the 2nd eye in March of 2017. My eyes became scratchy. I was given many drops and the scratchy feeling went away. But I have had bloodshot eyes ever since, it is July 2017! I was told it I was allergic, I never had an allergy in my life. Well, it must be my medicines. I have been taking the medicines for 30 years. None of the drops take away the bloodshot look.

Comment from: Carol, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I had cataract surgery in February of this year. From the day after, my eye felt like it had sticks in it. I probably should not have gone through with the 2nd one, but I was told it would go away. It is now May and both eyes still feel like they are swollen and sticking. It is awful. When I focus, it feels like they are constricting. I was told that one cannot be allergic to the implants, but I am not convinced. I am going for a second opinion as soon as I can get my records pulled. As for my vision, I am okay with the far sightedness but close up is worse than it was before. The surgery was unremarkable but very quick. If not for this constant uncomfortable sensation, I could put up with it. Wish I had researched before, but I am not seeing many comments about this kind of problem anyway.

Comment from: Lost vision, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I had cataract surgery two days ago and I could not even see my hand after the surgery. I called the surgeon and he said it was a pressure problem and gave me a prescription to relieve the pressure. It did not work. I was driven to his office the very next morning and he said it could be the cornea was swollen as a result of the surgery. He gave me another prescription to reduce the swelling in the cornea. I am not very confident in this doctor; but don't know what else to do.

Comment from: kevin t., 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

I had laser surgery on both eyes and following that I had cataract surgery on my left eye. They told me that the right eye would need to be done as well but to wait another six months or so. Within 8 weeks of the left eye being done the pressure in my right reached 50. I ended up in hospital on a drip to reduce the pressure and after that they did the cataract surgery on my right eye. My problem is glare and also I had been suffering with burning eyes. It appears to be hay fever which I have never had before. My eyes are so sore and also my nose is running all the time. I have mentioned it to my surgeon and he suggested using moisturizing drops but they do little to help. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem.

Comment from: cycleman, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: October 25

My dad went to an eye doctor to get new glasses. He was told he had a cataract that should be removed. He was 85 and had macular degeneration and lost sight in one eye. After removal he now is nearly blind in both eyes! He can see only shapes if real close. After the unsuccessful surgery he was told it is only successful in less than 50 percent for those at his age. He said had he been told that before surgery he would not have had it. He is now coping with being blind the rest of his life. He told me he has lost faith in doctors and now does not go to them.

Comment from: Bad Cataract Result, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

Three years ago I went in for my second cataract removal with implant. I had a successful right eye cataract surgery done earlier. During the phacoemulsification process, the posterior capsule burst detaching the retina. After three years and five surgeries I am blind in my left eye. I would never have cataract surgery without a second opinion. Also, I had 20/30 before the surgery in the now blind eye. Folks, you better go slow on surgery if you can.

Comment from: D Jean, 75 or over (Patient) Published: August 20

My cataract surgery lasted longer than 10 minutes and felt like burning acid the whole procedure. I don't know what went wrong. Now I am having problem with my other eye in less than a month. I have black rings around my other eye, as well as a sagging swollen eye lid in the other eye. I am so afraid to have my other cataract done.

Comment from: june, 65-74 (Patient) Published: August 15

I have had 2 cataracts removed and was ok for 3 weeks. The doctor says all the drops are making my eyes extremely sore and extremely sensitive to light. I can hardly see. I am on my 4th set of drops and had anti-inflammatory tablets.

Comment from: mony, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I am 45 years old had a cataract surgery in my right eye. It was painful for only few hours but when I removed the patch in the morning I could see clearly, with flashes in the corner of my eye in the light. But after 5 days when I started to go out in the sun with sunglasses my eye became red and painful.

Comment from: Concerned Wife, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 16

My husband had cataract surgery this morning and he said it was excruciatingly painful, so much so he is saying he doesn't want his other eye done. It's too soon to tell if it has improved his vision or not. I wonder why it was so painful if they numb the eye first.

Comment from: redmaj, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I am not happy with the results of my cataract surgery. First, I really didn't need the surgery, my cataracts were very mild. I was just thinking no more glasses or contacts! Wrong. I have only myself to blame for not asking more questions; my doctor did not counsel me about the surgery, pros and cons. I told him I wanted monovision like my contacts so I did not have to use reading glasses. I now need reading glasses which are a pain. He did not give me the monovision I asked for. I am very sorry I had this done. My eyes ache at times and at times one eye gets silver circles. Before the surgery, I could see great without glasses for close up. I cannot even see to put my makeup on now! I have to live with my decision and very upset with myself. I should have listened to a doctor who told me years ago 'don't cut on a healthy eye'. I would love to have the lenses taken out but that isn't an option. So, I say beware. I feel my doctor was only seeing dollar signs.

Comment from: Rick, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I have been legally blind from birth, I have some sight in one eye. I had cataract surgery, wrong lens put in the doctor said. I lost most of the vision I had, tried to find visual aids to help, but nothing helped. Doctor also found the capsule was loose. Also when trying to get a reading for the new lens, because of my eye movement they could not get a good reading and had to do it manually. It was wrong. I asked the doctor to do a second surgery and he said he could try to secure the capsule and get a correct reading if he put me asleep because my eye would stay still. The strange thing is he said he got the same reading. How can this be! He lowered the number on the new lens. I am still having problems.

Comment from: Peggy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I have been in good health, taking no medication, was near-sighted, and had no other eye problems. I had cataract surgery on the left eye 6 weeks ago. I was not given any information about lens, and didn't know what questions to ask, just expected that my vision would be like it was before the cataracts. That has not happened. Everything is still blurry with that eye, it doesn't focus well either near or far. I have to cover it when reading. The right eye still has a cataract, but it sees much better than the left one. I don't think I want to have the right eye done. The doctor says I'm doing fine, that it will just take time, but it seems like forever already. And I'm really tired all the time.

Comment from: francis, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 06

I have multi focal lens implant after cataract surgery. I have macular degeneration and get shots in both eyes. When I wake up I have a blood film as I look down for about 5 minutes. I am 85. My vision is 20/30 in both eyes.

Comment from: Ypalos, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

I had cataract surgery on 3/17/16. Two days later my vision was 20/100. Today it is 20/400 plus the doctor said that now I have developed AMD (age-related macular degeneration). This is my left eye. I cannot see with my right eye.

Comment from: Amethystia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

I had cataract surgery on my left on 2/16/16, and my right on 3/1/16. My left has healed amazingly. No pain, procedure was about 10 minutes (minus the time for the drops to dilate). I was in and out in about 35 min for both eyes. My right was 23 days ago. I have just noticed 2 or 3 floaters in my right. I will go in to see the doctor on Monday just to be sure and to check the retina. I am not worried at this point. An added advantage was that my glasses (distance) before the cataracts work perfectly with my 'new eyes'. I have had a great experience.

Comment from: Grannyhmmr, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

My cataract surgery went very well, but my vision is horrible. It has been 2 months for the left eye and 6 weeks for the right. My glasses from before the surgery are no longer usable and my new prescription barely helps. I wish I had never had procedures done!

Comment from: Ruby S., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I never had any cataract surgery. But, last year my grandpa had cataract surgery treatment on both his eyes. After having surgery, his vision has improved, he can now see clearly and he is happy with the surgery.

Comment from: Me Me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

My cataract surgery was uneventful but my vision is horrible. My eyes feel strained all the time. I was told I would no longer need glasses. Funny thing is, the ones I was wearing before the surgery work just fine after the surgery. I'm still on eye drops almost 3 months later and even was put on oral steroids. I'm so sorry I had the surgery done. The only change is the pain.

Comment from: New Patient, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I had cataract surgery in July 2015 on both eyes and could see very clearly immediately after. And in November my vision started to get awful. I went back to the surgeon and found out my retina was swollen. Four different eye drops later, a shot in my eyes and a prescription for anti-inflammatory medicine and I still have vision problems. I hate I ever had the surgery.

Comment from: Jennifer54, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I recently had my right eye operated on with cataract surgery, following my left eye exactly one year ago. I was initially very happy with the results of my left eye, and thought the right eye was as successful. But, after being examined by my optometrist, it was shown to me how lopsided my vision was. I also had (and still do) silver arcs or sometimes full circumferences appearing in my right eye, plus dry and itchy eyes. My surgeon was arrogant, belittling me. I figure that there is a clause in the operation contract protecting the doctor. I hope that these symptoms settle with time.

Comment from: Paula, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I had lens replacement last September in both eyes. My left eye feels redundant, can't see distance or up close. It was better before I had the cataract surgery done and my eyes are just so tired all the time.

Comment from: Paula, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I had total knee replacement of my right knee on 10/27/15. This is so much more than I expected. I am now able to sleep better and turn on my side. My main problem is nerve damage on one side of my knee cap. I'm now on medication and I massage the area constantly. I have a doctor's appointment next week and hope this is not a permanent condition. I wonder if anyone else has had this nerve damage problem. The symptoms are extreme sensitivity and burning.

Comment from: Wiserat65, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

In 2015, I had retina surgery in April, then cataract surgery in July, both on my right eye. I just don't feel like it was successful. I still can't see clearly, can't see to drive at night. They keep saying it looks good. I don't know what to think.

Comment from: Donna B, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

I had a lot of problems after cataract surgery with pain, blurriness, burning, stinging, and watering of eyes. It was all due to side effects of the medicated eye drops you take for 2 weeks after the procedures. When I stopped them everything was gone and my vision great; even the headaches it causes (which I never usually get) went away.

Comment from: LadyCantC, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I had cataract surgery on both eyes just weeks ago. I did discuss with my doctor getting premium lenses, but I decided to get standard lenses for distance. I knew that I may need reading glasses after. However, I did not know that I was going to struggle with bad close vision this much. I can't see my watch on my wrist, myself in the mirror to apply makeup, my phone, read from my iPad, or even cook or feed my dogs without reading glasses. When I use reading glasses, I can't see at a distance. My world has changed to the worse. I could see perfectly close before and had glasses for distance. Now I can't function in my everyday life without putting reading glasses on and taking them off. If you are getting cataract surgery, be sure you understand the options and when they tell you that you will need reading glasses, it means that you will not be able to see anything close up. If you can afford it, get the premium lenses that Medicare does not pay for.

Comment from: pauline, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I had my right eye operated on in August. The cataract surgery was really scary. I was awake, listening to what was being said. I lay rigid on the table for 45 minutes; so rigid I broke one of my teeth! Next 3 months were awful. I struggled to see as I was still waiting for left eye to be operated on, so it affected my balance as I could only see out of the eye that had been operated on. I just had left my eye operated on. I am much better now. This was faster too, took 30 minutes. Vision is looking good, but will still need reading glasses. I am getting dizziness and headaches but think this will pass. So, it is scary, but hopefully worth it.

Comment from: David M., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 21

After my cataract surgery I can't see up close. I'm a musician and can't read music without reading glasses. To make matters worse I have to have 3 different strengths. It's very frustrating.

Comment from: CaroleC, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I had cataract surgery on my left eye yesterday. I was scared to death but it wasn't bad at all and over quickly. After the surgery I could see from that eye, but it had a lot of blurriness all day. That must have been due to the super-strong eye dilation for surgery. After sleeping 7 hours last night (with the eye shield on), the blurriness is gone and the difference is miraculous! Now, I can hardly wait to get my right eye done next Thursday as scheduled. I chose the correction for distance only, with readers for close up. I knew from past experiences with contacts that for me this would work better than the multifocal glasses and monovision (one near, one far). I have always had more astigmatism than nearsightedness, but did not get the astigmatism (toric) lens either because the doctor said I didn't need it for some reason. Guess he was right because I can see pretty well from the eye right now, only 19 hours after surgery. I am so pleased with the results thus far.

Comment from: Bob, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: October 05

I had cataract surgery done on my left eye on Sept 11, 2015, and the right eye a month later. Left eye all went well. I had standard lens implant and it took 10 minutes. Next day I had very blurry vision. As each day passed I noticed marked improvement. After two weeks I was amazed; perfect vision in that eye. Not so for the right eye. After 3 weeks I have halos and light streaks emitted from post lamps. Nothing is really in sharp focus. Doctor says new glasses will cure this. I have to wait three more weeks for eye test. So, in short, I am very happy with left eye, have to adjust to the right eye. All in all I can see much better than before. Colors and brightness are greatly improved.

Comment from: Careodoe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I had cataract removal on both eyes and I see worse than before. Everything is blurry. I thought I was supposed to see better, it's been 2 weeks for one eye and one week for the other.

Comment from: Bec, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I had my cataract surgery on September 3 with next procedure scheduled on September 17. After wearing glasses for over 59 years, I was able to see for the first time in my life through my left eye (my good eye). The procedure was a cinch and within 3 hours I was allowed to take off the protective shield (back on while napping or sleeping though). I was totally amazed at the improvement. I can see clearly for the first time in forever. Things do seem less magnified but clear, sharp and wonderful! Hubby removed the lens from my glasses because everything was horribly blurry. Now, other than a size difference in things I see, I'm 100 percent! Can't wait for my 'bad' eye to be done so I can get rid of my glasses for good. (I will probably have to use OTC readers for up close, but that is fine with me!) Procedure was painless and I was home after an hour and a half. Drops are a piece of cake.

Comment from: len, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I had the cataract surgery 7 years ago. From the first week I had double vision in one eye. The doctor has since had 4 attempts of rectifying it. Now this week after throwing more money at him because I can only see out of the bottom half of the eye, and the top is as if a black marking pencil has been drawn across it, I have been told sorry, but he can't do anything for me. He has said he will refer me to an eye specialist (this so called doctor is supposed to be a specialist). I have an appointment next Tuesday 21st July with another doctor. I feel that I will be throwing more money away. So far it has cost me nearly USD 10,000. These eye doctors should be held to account and bear the cost of any mistakes.

Comment from: clark, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I had lens replacement surgery for cataracts, 7 weeks ago to my left eye. I was never told that there are three different types of lenses. One is basic you can see to read but that's about it. Second is one you can see up to arm's length away but not distance. Third is the 1,800 lens that you can see close and far but you will see glares and halos. I was not told any of this until my visit on week 7. If you don't absolutely positively have to have this done don't do it. You cannot fix it, you are stuck with it. I don't need reading glass to read but I can't watch TV even with glasses. I am told that's the way it is. My eye will be like this forever and nothing went wrong, this is just the way it is. On week 7 is when I was told that's the way my vision will be.

Comment from: LaDeeDa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I am 10 days out from first cataract surgery on left eye. I still have a feeling that my eye was fussed with, vision is no better and distance is more challenged. I had and paid for femto laser surgery to the tune of 1400.00 to 'make cut more specific and correct astigmatism. Rip off! During exam number 3 since surgery, doctor said I have an astigmatism in that eye. I am putting off the other eye as I cannot think of having 2 eyes as bad as the one that was done.

Comment from: pallisade1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I had cataract surgery on both eyes in the last few weeks. My lens were replaced with LenSx but I have had some horrible side effects. First, if you are nearsighted go with the nearsighted replacement lens. Same goes for farsighted people. My doctor took me from nearsightedness to farsightedness and he never told me that going from nearsighted to farsighted was going to cause my body to go into shock as my brain cannot handle the sudden change after being nearsighted or over 45 years. I have terrible headaches, nausea and my body shakes. He did not properly inform me about anything. Now I need to have corrective surgery to go back to nearsightedness. Now my doctor wants to discuss with me my options; this he should have done before the surgery. I don't trust him with my eyes now and have started contacting lawyers.

Comment from: TAK, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I'm so angry. I feel like I've been blinded by cataract surgery. My right eye sees up close. The left, dominant eye, was supposed to see far away. I feel like I'm looking through waxed paper. Three months ago, I walked into the doctor's office wearing glasses and seeing very well, except for night vision. Now I see nothing beyond about 10 feet.

Comment from: Rudhyar, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 16

I had my left cataract removed two weeks ago. It was done as day surgery with a local anesthetic block on the left side of my face which immobilized my eye and prevented any pain. The surgery was no problem. My eye felt like it had sand in it for about five days but now feels fine. I have to put drops in my eye for 4 weeks. My vision is still blurry but is improving every day. My doctor told me it would be about 4 to 6 weeks before everything heals up, so patience is required. This is a fairly major surgery but because it is done as day surgery and under a local anesthetic I think people underestimate the healing time needed. Anyway, I have no regrets about having this done and will have the other eye done when necessary.

Comment from: dbw, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I had cataract surgery in my right eye which was farsighted. The surgeon told me after surgery I might need readers. Now after surgery I am nearsighted! The surgeon says it's the way I healed and will need glasses. I wonder if the lens be removed and a new lens inserted.

Comment from: Lorri, Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I am a 54 year old diabetic and had my first cataract surgery on 10/14 and all went well. Then I had the YAG laser surgery and it got even better. I had my left eye done in 12/14 and have had problems. From January to April my eye has bled 3 times. I had to wait for it to clear for about 3 weeks. Then I had a laser done by a retinal doctor. Second time he gave me a shot in the eye and for the 3rd time I'm waiting to see him again. I want the YAG thinking it would help but my retinal doctor says it would undo what he has done. I think I don't have much to lose since my eye has bled 3 times now. The YAG would break up particles more and maybe they would be small and not tear my capillaries. I don't know which doctor to talk to. I was able to see with glasses before and had great close up vision. I wish I had waited for the doctor to tell me the side effects. Life was simple then.

Comment from: Ricky, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I had cataract surgery 4 weeks ago on my right eye. My distance vision is good, but I will need glasses for reading. My problem is that in bright light everything seams hazy, also looking in the bathroom mirror which has fluorescent lights, it is difficult to put makeup on. I hope in time this will clear up. The doctor examined my eye 3 weeks ago and said everything looks fine, but it doesn't feel that way. I am needing to blink often because there seems to be a blurry area toward the outer area of my eye.

Comment from: kknm, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I just had cataract surgery; worst experience in my life. I saw the entire procedure and all the tools that were used. I had pain during the procedure and due to being heavily sedated I was unable to let the doctor know it. All I could do was groan. The medical staff responded that I was in a hospital. My recovery at home took a long time. I slept from 8:00 to 7:00 pm. I have nightmares about the surgery. Vision is great. Now to face surgery for the other eye in a week.

Comment from: Jwelhwel, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I had cataract surgery on my left eye one month ago. My right eye was done two weeks prior and the results was perfect. With my second eye, however, I am experiencing significant dysphotopsia, glare and starbursts around lights even in daylight, but significantly worse at night so as to make driving at night almost impossible. I also experience a strobe like flashing at the temporal side of that eye whenever light is on the left of my face. It is very burdensome as it gives me headaches and is disruptive when driving. The surgeon said it might go away in three to 6 months but if the flashing did not go away, he could do nothing about it. This has left me very depressed as, along with the starbursts and glare, my quality of life is severely diminished.

Comment from: lala, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

I had cataract surgery 2 months ago and have had problems ever since. I went back to the doctor 3 times without appointment. He said it was healed, must be dry heat or something else. Last week I had so much pain I went to quick care, thank goodness, there was so much infection I could have died. I had 3 shots in my eye to stop the infection, now no one knows why, just saying from the surgery. I have spent so much in the other doctor's bills trying to find out, but I was healed. If you are not feeling right get to another eye doctor fast.

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