Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery

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”

Corneal Edema after 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”

Why can’t I see?

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?”

Post surgical care

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”

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”

Cataracts in Babies

Did you know that babies can have cataracts?   This is called a congenital cataract, and means that the eye’s natural lens is cloudy instead of clear.  Vision could be affected and  cataract surgery may be required In about 0.4 percent of all births, congenital cataracts are found or soon develop.* Not all congenital cataracts requireContinue reading “Cataracts in Babies”

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”

When your eye bleeds

Wet macular degeneration causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field.  It is caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula, which is responsible for central vision. Wet macular degeneration is one of two types of age-related macular degeneration. The other type — dry macular degeneration —Continue reading “When your eye bleeds”

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.