Blurry Vision in Left Eye
I noticed last weekend as I was walking in the countryside that everything looked rather misty when looking through my left eye. I had a cataract removed just over 2 years ago, the operation was a success, and I have been far-sighted since then. My near-sight was also much improved though had been slightly fuzzy and so I often use non-prescription reading glasses.
My blurred vision seems worse than my cataract ever was. I actually had quite sharp vision but with reduced colour depth in my left eye. Vision wasn't blurred like this (which is what my right eye used to be like before that cataract was removed)
The blurriness and sensitivity to glare is worse in, or looking into, natural daylight. My sight is relatively good at night time, and under artificial light (both fluorescent and normal electric lighting). My long-distance sight is improved somehwat if I squint, or if I block some of the incoming light (by looking through a gap between my fingers, for example). My wife looked into my left eye yesterday and said it looked dilated, which might account for the glare. Sometimes (particularly outside during the day) the blurriness is very bad, at other times it's not that noticeable at all.
There is no physical discomfort. I do use a VDU screen significantly at work but try to take regular breaks and vary my long to near sight focus. It has only become noticeable in the last week or so, though it could have been deteriorating before that. Interestingly, it has improved the vision in my right eye, which has been trying to compensate for the sight loss.
i read about the possibility of a "secondary membrane" developing, or "posterior capsular opacification'" (I don't know if these are the same thing) occuring in 25-50% of patients after 2 or more years. I meet the timescale for this.
Alternatively, it could be brought about by an infection, or strain, or diet...
I have an appointment with an optician next Saturday, and could be referred from there if laser surgery might be required. I am just interested to know what sort of things could cause this.
Thanks for any advice or info.