There are 2 ways to created the incision during cataract surgery. Many surgeons, use sutureless clear corneal cataract incisions, because it offers advantages over the traditional sutured scleral tunnels and limbal incisions. Some of these benefits include lack of conjunctival trauma, less discomfort and bleeding, absence of suture-induced astigmatism, and faster visual rehabilitation. However, anContinue reading “Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery”
In patients who have cataract surgery in both eyes, one eye will often heal faster than the other eye. I have seen severe corneal edema on day 1 after surgery, causing very blurry vision, redness, and discomfort. I have also seen mild to no corneal edema, and vision is very clear. This should clear inContinue reading “Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery”
If you have a cataract, that doesn’t always mean you need surgery. You may not even notice any change in your vision. Some people who have this condition see just fine if they wear prescription glasses, use a magnifying lens, or rely on brighter lighting. But as cataracts grow, they can cause more symptoms. YouContinue reading “Why can’t I see?”
We provide post surgical care for cataract surgery! Complications after cataract surgery are rare, and most can be treated successfully. Cataract surgery risks include: Inflammation Infection Bleeding Swelling Drooping eyelid Dislocation of artificial lens Retinal detachment Glaucoma Secondary cataract Loss of vision Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease orContinue reading “Post surgical care”
After cataract surgery, it is common to experience mild corneal edema (swelling). If your cataract is more dense and progressed, the more likely the edema will cause blurred vision. It is important to stay on the prescribed eye drops. After about 1 week, this will resolve and you will be happy with your clear vision!Continue reading “Corneal Edema 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”
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”
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?”
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 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.
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 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.