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Cataract recovery

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watermeadow Tue 20-Oct-20 17:58:40

I know this is a very common op and almost always successful. None of my friends had any problems.
I had a cataract removed from my only good eye 15 days ago and my sight is still very blurred, with reflections, ghost images and haloes around lights. I can read using my old reading glasses up very close.
I have an appointment at eye clinic tomorrow Meanwhile, has anyone here had complications?

ExD Tue 20-Oct-20 18:04:24

No not personally, the only thing was that it was discovered that I was allergic to the iodine they use to prevent infection.

crazyH Tue 20-Oct-20 18:10:53

Not had a cataract operation myself, but I know friends who had. It varied. But I think all of them had some issue for a couple of weeks after the operation. Don't panic. You have an appointment tomorrow. I hope they will be able to allay your concerns.

Liz46 Tue 20-Oct-20 18:47:53

You may need a bit of laser treatment. I had some and it is totally painless.

ExD Wed 21-Oct-20 07:22:56

Oh yes Liz you reminded me, I had that too and it was totally painless and very effective.
I hope your appointment goes well.

watermeadow Thu 22-Oct-20 17:48:48

Hospital visit reassured me, there’s nothing wrong with the lens and my problems will clear in time. I can put up with this until my eye is healed and can then get new glasses.

ExD Sun 25-Oct-20 08:31:33

Well that's good to hear. Now you can relax and your new glasses will make life much better.