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I don't think I was specific enough in my first post. So, here's the story.
I had cataract surgery on June 6 iin my left eye. Initially, I had flickers whenever I was in daylight, flourescent lighting, etc. (I still do) and I was told by my opthamologist to "give it time."
I noticed a swelling below the lashes in my left eye the day after surgery, which now, almost 3 months later, has not gone away. Then came hundreds of tiny black bugs (floaters) and my eyesight seemed to change every day. I still do not see well. I needed new glasses, but the prescription naturally was based on my current eyesight, and since it keeps changing, the glasses were awful. and did not work. Words were jumping up and down and I could not read what was put in front of me.
Finally, I actually saw the opthamologist's P.A. since the doctor was not available that day (which might have been a good thing) and when I told him my symptoms he immediately did a test called OCT and found I had macular edema. ...which means swelling and fluid had built up behind my eye. The test showed that the retina in my right eye was flat as a plain, but the left eye looked like it had a lump over it (fluid that had built up). So the next step was to give me anti-inflammatory, and steroid drops, and injections in the eye. He set up and appointment for the doc to give me injections in the eye. (Not at all painful.) I am supposed to get six of these shots every six weeks (maybe longer, I was told). I had the first one on Aug. 23.
I've been reading the posts here in the forum and I didn't see anyone who has talked about this particular problem. Please let me know if any of you were diagnosed with macular edema and how it did or did not work out for you. I would really like to get some more input on this. I would appreciate it. Thanks to all of you who have had the patience to read this.
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