I'm Worried - am I losing my vision or what??

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simple cataract surgery... MD placed the lens in the anterior chamber ( I think too much blood to see clealy)...hyphema occurred and vision continues to be blurry after 9 months. I'm not sure what is going on and stressing. I'm on 4 drops a day and have blurry vision for distance and even with reading glasses. Is this normal and can it get worse from a hyphema. The Optical Disc increased from .4  to .65. A cornea specialist lasered thought the sac because he said it was flattened and blocking my sight. This helped some but still blurry(opaque). Another concern is that the first surgeon put a lens designed for the posterior chamber into the anterior chamber. Is this common practice and OK?  Any help or thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

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    Hello Allj: I think simple cataract surgery should be very simple and easy with no problem what so ever, no blurry visions and you should be able to see as 20/20 vision If the doctor did his job responsibly and with care, but some doctor are very careless and always in a hurry to go home and get pay for a bad job that they did. so sorry to say that but it is true there is no supervision done on the doctor after he is done with his surgery. that is why we are having so many problems with cataract now a days.

    Allj my recomendation to you is to go and have second openion regading your case or ask your eye family doctor to investegate with the doctor who did the cataract for you to see what exactley he did and if they will be able to correct the problems before its too late. let me know if there is anythig I can help you wth.

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    Hi i would agree with Youlia. Get a second opinion. This does not sound normal to me.

    I have had to be very "pushy" to get things under way and am now being treated by the Consultant but only after making phone call after phone call and even booking a private appointment with him [which i did not use and was treated on the NHS] I have read numerous papers on the subject so i can not be "fobbed off" and can understand something about my problems. Sad that this has to be done but enlightening and educational!

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    Thanks much for your helpful support. I tried to schedule an appt with a cornea specialist but got put off for 6 months. I'm going to cry urgent and try again. I am also going to make a complaint to the perpetrator's licensing board even though this is likely only an inconvenience for him. I was told by someone that a new lens can be lasered but insurance won't cover it. After my experience, I'm grateful I can see and leery of any questionable procedures. Thanks again
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      All I can tell you is that my 95-year-old mother had it done and within a few days she was amazed at how things looked a different color (the right color). "I can't find my silver knitting needles, those aren't the right ones; they are BLUE!" "Mom, they've always been blue". wink

      The only after-care were drops to reduce swelling and prevent infection.

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      Good luck, and I think you'd be wise to get another opinon! Something's not right.
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