Problems with glare after cataract operations.

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I have problems with glare in mild sunlight. Then when returning

into the house everything is dark and it takes some time for m,y eyes to adjust.  I wear dark sun glasses in sunlight and this helps. Can I get a filter for my distance glasses?

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    Hi Colin

    I have the same problem as you, and I have had transitions lens put in my glasses and this works a treat.  Have a word with your optician.  

    Warmest Wishes 

    Jacqui 

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    you can have your glasses done with prescription anti-glare and tinted. The Macular newsletter recently did an article on tints, and it stated that the brown tint gave the best protection for the eyes. I had both problems and had my specs done with both things. It is really good. Your optician will be really helpful about this. Hope this helps.
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      Thank you very much for your suggestion Bumblebea which  is

      very much appreciated. I will certainly take appropriate action.

      Kind regards,

      Colin

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    I am sure that there are some special filters. Glare could go away after while. Glad all the rest is fine. i have more profound problems like flickering and double vision. Also. I became hypermyopic but my surgeon claims that my IOL were set fior distance. She also avoids answering any questions. Kind of un-professional approach, if you ask me. I am extremely depressed because this surgery did not meet my hopes and expectations. 
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      Hi Katherine,

      Thank you very much for your response. I had my cataracts removed in 2011 and my "glare" problems have not reduced over time I am afraid.

      I will get some transition lenses and am sure that will help.

      Kind regards,

      Colinm afraid. I  asked if I wanted the cataracts, athough they were not tood bad, I

      agreed. - the worst decision I ever made Katherine !!

      a good test bacause of the early sign of cataracts and referred me to my

      hospital. I explained what the optician had said and she said that although the cataracts were not too bad did I want them removing.

      I agreed to have them done and consider that was one of the wiorst decisions I had ever made.  I should have waited until the retinal screening revealed a problem thus making it impossible to get a good photo of the retina and gthen had the cataracts removed. Needless to say I changed my optician !!

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      Katherine

      Not sure if you are a patient at a designated eye hospital, or was just sent to an ordinary hospital, on a referral by your optician, for your cataract to be done. if it is the latter,go to your doctor, or your optician, and ask for a referral to a specialist eye hospital. (look up on the internet to see if there is one you would be happy to go too) If you are already a patient at a eye hospital. look on line and find which consultant you would like to see. Somewhere on the site you will find that consultants secretary. Phone that person, and ask them to help you get an appointment with your chosen consultant. You may actually see one of his/her team, but you will under that persons care, and not with the lady who has not helped you..

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      Thank you for your advice. Actually I am in NYC and tomorrow I will see an eye specialist at the Cornel Institute. Maybe there they will see my problems as real.  
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      Dear Colin. I feel your pain. frown My decision to use my eye doctor was against by intuitions but I went there as my primary doctor recommended her. The lesson learnt, always listen to your inner gut feeling and always get a second opinion, maybe even third before undergoing any procedure. Most doctors should bever be allowed to practice medicine. Be well my friend, do not give up. idea
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