What to expect after cataract surgery

After cataract surgery, expect your vision to be blurry and improve over the next few days. Colors may seem brighter after your surgery because you are looking through a new, clear lens. A cataract is usually yellow- or brown-tinted before surgery, muting the look of colors. You will usually see Dr. Shin 1-2 days afterContinue reading “What to expect after cataract surgery”

Cataract Surgery Wound

After cataract surgery, the wound must be examined carefully for any leakage.   A fluorescein dye is applied, to more easily detect wound leakage.    If there is a wound leak, management depends on the severity.   Often the wound will seal itself, as it heals.    In more severe cases, the surgeon will need to surgically repair theContinue reading “Cataract Surgery Wound”

Why Can’t I See after Cataract Surgery?

All cataract surgery causes some damage to the corneal endothelial cells.   Most corneas recover quickly, within 1 week.  However, occasionally, after cataract surgery, the endothelial cells don’t function well enough to keep the cornea clear, causing poor vision and often discomfort.   In this case, it takes a few months to recover.   Anti-inflammatory eye dropsContinue reading “Why Can’t I See after Cataract Surgery?”

Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery

This is a common complication of cataract surgery, which usually resolves after 1 week.  Those who have more advanced cataracts pre-existing corneal disease are more likely to have corneal edema.   The primary treatment is typically steroid drops and hyperosmotic agents such as Muro 128 (a hypertonic saline agent) which pulls the edema fluid outContinue reading “Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery”

A cloudy lens implant

A common cataract surgery complications is a posterior capsule opacity in the lens implant. A procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy can quickly and effectively restore vision following posterior capsular opacification.

Surgery wound

After cataract surgery, it is important to evaluate the wound for any leakage.     Key clinical signs that you may have a wound leak include poor vision, low eye pressure (below 8mm Hg),  excessive tears, and optic nerve swelling.   The easiest way to identify wound leakage is with the instillation of fluorescein dye.   IfContinue reading “Surgery wound”

Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery

Corneal edema is the most common post-operative complication following cataract surgery.   This causes decreased vision, but rest assured!   It usually resolves within 1-2 weeks.   Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations for eye drops.