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.