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Cataract Surgery issues

I had cataract surgery on both eyes about 6 months ago. My right eye was perfect but my left eye was never clear. I went back to the doctor and he said it needed more time. He made me feel like I shouldn't be bothering him. It has cleared some but it isn't right. My doctor retired and I met with a new doctor and they said the lens in the left eye has slipped down about 50%. I am going to see a Retina Specialist early February. They said it was rare. Has anyone had that occur? A regular Ophthalmologist who did surgery for cataracts wouldn't do the surgery and did the referral. Thanks for any info!

by Anonymousreply 17January 29, 2023 11:11 PM

[quote]He made me feel like I shouldn't be bothering him.

dear GOD!

[quote]My doctor retired

thank GOD!

I'd still hunt around for different opinions (I can't think of the right word).

Never let anyone EVER make you feel like you're a bore or not worthy of their time - especially over something like this. And never apologise.

by Anonymousreply 1January 28, 2023 10:08 PM

I agree with R1 - you are paying for a service and although you should be respectful, make your expectations known.

by Anonymousreply 2January 28, 2023 10:10 PM

My husband had a similar thing, OP, where the remaining muscles couldn't support the new lens. The awesome surgeon fixed it, though, with a tailor-made mechanism of some sort. It took a few extra trips to the Eye Clinic but it all got resolved.

by Anonymousreply 3January 28, 2023 10:13 PM

[quote]I had cataract surgery on both eyes about 6 months ago.

Surely they did each eye separately.

by Anonymousreply 4January 28, 2023 10:15 PM

R4, 😂

by Anonymousreply 5January 28, 2023 10:25 PM

It’s the Cataracts 🎶

by Anonymousreply 6January 28, 2023 10:26 PM

If your vision problem is truly caused by the slipped lens, the surgeon will go in and either reposition it or take it out and put in a new lens. A retina doc would definitely not be the one to do that. The fact that you’re being sent to a retina doc tells me the first doc wants to be sure it’s not a retina problem instead of a lens problem.

There a numerous reasons why the vision could be lower after cataract surgery. The retina swelling with fluid is one. My guess is that if the retina doc says the retina is fine, the first doc will assume it’s truly the lens and will replace it

by Anonymousreply 7January 28, 2023 10:53 PM

I always find people like OP very odd - they reach out for help, people offer it but they never come back to thank them or discuss their situation further.

by Anonymousreply 8January 29, 2023 1:07 AM

You might also need treatment with a YAG laser, it's quick and painless. Probably expensive in the US though?

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by Anonymousreply 9January 29, 2023 1:21 AM

R9, insurance will pay for it with a co-pay, deductible, premium, and co-insurance

by Anonymousreply 10January 29, 2023 4:48 AM

Maybe OP can't post right now because he can no longer see?

by Anonymousreply 11January 29, 2023 5:49 AM

Op is dead

by Anonymousreply 12January 29, 2023 12:15 PM

I'm getting a strong sensation....

Yes, OP wanted me to have all of his stuff.

by Anonymousreply 13January 29, 2023 12:27 PM

[R8] I just had the opportunity to get back on DL. I really do appreciate everybody's reply! Thanks?

by Anonymousreply 14January 29, 2023 10:43 PM

OP: Thanks!!!

by Anonymousreply 15January 29, 2023 10:44 PM

OP: The ophthalmologist surgeon said that the reason he sent me to the retina specialist is because there were two ways to correct the problem. He said the traditional way (which was done originally) or from the back or side of the eye. When I met with the ophthalmologist I first met with in the group (not a surgeon) did extensive tests on my eyes and said my optic nerve was in good shape. And to answer another poster I didn't have them both done at the same time!!

by Anonymousreply 16January 29, 2023 11:06 PM

Glad you're back, OP! Best of luck with your recovery. Wishing you well.

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