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Old 08-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Hi, After cataract surgery about a week ago my eyesight has improved but has also developed a cloudy white "smoke". This comes and goes a bit and is usually better in late evening.

My specialist, at the one week checkup yesterday, said it's my cornea and not to worry - it just needs more time.
I wondered if anyone else had experienced this and what they knew about it?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Now two weeks after surgery I feel a lot better.
Specialist said to drop two of the antibiotics (Voltaren and Chlorsig) and just continue with the Prednefrin Forte. Behold - the cloudiness is gone in about 24 hrs.! So, at least in my case, the cornea was affected by this mix but cleared up. This has vastly improved my mood. So I feel a bit more positive about getting the other eye done - just not yet! Able to enjoy TV at last - albeit one-eyed. The one eye is way better than the two I was trying to use before.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Thanks for the reminder that some of our drops did that and the happy ending. Guess lots of us also had a "Yag" procedure afterwards for both eyes, later on. And there's a drug they use for inflammation that's very slow to drain out, is an absolute no no if you have low thyroid, no matter how much T4 you take. There are efforts to get it off the market. Kenalog. It's not actually licensed for eyes but they can use it "off label", or something like that. I don't know yet if the damage is permanent for people who've had it injected in other parts of the body. We should be given time to look up side effects in advance, just do a general search, I guess for side effects.

 
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Beefsteak, I'm encouraged by your post. I hope things have improved for you since then. I had my left eye done on 24 January 2013 and was highly pleased with the result. After the bandage was removed, everything appeared sharp and bright so my expectations for my right eye were high.

My right eye was done on 07 March 2013 (2 days ago) and things still appear blurred. I had a follow-up with my surgeon yesterday and she said it was my cornea so
I'm hoping my prognosis will be similar to yours. senior41 09 March 2013

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

regarding the comment on the use of Kenalog.
Kenalog is a whitish paste like liquid used among other things for Vitreous surgery...to stain the remaining vitreous so the surgeon can see it and remove it. Any extra needs to be removed. Some Doctors are better than others and some just dont know that much.
As an example....about 35% of doctors polled at an Opthamology Conference said it was ok to place a 1 piece IOL in the ciliary sulcus fold if the capsular bag is damaged.
This is a BIG MISTAKE. They should NEVER do this and the manufacturers say this in their documentation.A 3 piece with C haptics is ok for the sulcus. But many doctors dont even know this!!!! Scary.

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Hi, Well, it's now about 4 months since I had the second (stronger) eye cataract done. Generally all has gone well and my general vision is pretty good. And I'm off all antibiotics - my only medication is one drop daily of Xalatan or Xalacom. However, I still have a problem with murkiness or cloudiness in both eyes. This is like a thin film that drifts across my eyes in a random sort of manner - I can blink a few times and it goes or at least changes, so it's a dynamic sort of thing. I am hoping it settles eventually and all I can do is give it more time. I tried switching between Xalatan and Xalacom and that made no difference. I am no expert and cannot diagnose it but reading between the lines I would guess it's some sort of corneal problem. My surgeon did mention the cornea some months ago. I have no idea what a corneal graft might do, or what that involves, or even if that will help me.
Apart from that my eyes are pretty good, certainly very sharp compared with before (before cataract surgery) and plenty good enough for driving, etc.
So I will just have to wait and see what can be done. But at the moment I am hoping it will settle down with time.
Cheers, Beefy.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #7
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

could be your Doc left some Viscoat behind the IOL. Some Docs do this. It does break down but takes a while. Ask you Doc about it.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

xx1944, Thanks, I'll ask the surgeon about that.
And report what he says.

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