Surgery done for the only good eye

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hi guys

my cataract was removed today in the morning. Things are looking fine so far. power was calculated as -13 by ORA and i went with intermediate vision -1.25D. Here are my observations so far

  1. computer vision is clear
  2. Phone at arms distance is great
  3. Far vision is better than what i had with cloudy lens
  4. Tv watching is great

so i may need readers for extended computer work n fine print reading and may be qhile driving

But i see black floaters/lines all over . Are they normal after surgery ? How long they last in general. ? I undestand it may vary per person but asking in general

also couple of years ago this eye was treated with laser to prevent retinal detachment. Since i am highly myopic what are the chances of retinal detachment ? I am planning to visit retina specalist next week and also planning for regular visits every 3 months or so ?

Please provide your inputs on black floaters and thoughts on RD ?

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    hi vjkrish,

    congrats on the surgery and good luck with the healing. with just -1.25 you should have decent distance vision so good choice.

    cannot comment on blacklines and floaters. i did not see them. please do let your surgeon know about it immediately. it could but just cornea swelling but make sure the surgeon knows and looks at it.

    chances of retina detachment are high for male below 50, high myopes, those who have had history and previous retinal repair, glaucoma and diabetics. so it is a good idea to see the retina surgeon regularly. i will see retina surgeon every 6 months. time is of essence when it comes to retinal repair.

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    Hi vjkrish, so happy you got through the surgery and are experiencing good vision so soon. I do remember some initial floaters, but they seemed to diminish over a week or two as I recall. Be sure to have the docs keep a close eye on it, though, since it can be an early sign of RD as you probably know. I'm also concerned about detachment, having had it in one eye already. Your retinal specialist is probably the best one to ask about your chances in particular. However, now that I know what to look for (sudden floaters, flashes, a dark floating "curtain" in the periphery, etc.) I'm hoping to catch it earlier if it happens again. Just be very vigilant and don't hesitate to have it checked immediately for any changes. Keep us posted with your recovery!

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    Congrats!! I also recommend that you talk to your doc and/or the retina specialist ASAP. Even if they tell you it's normal, it's better to be sure.

    Prior to surgery, I had laser done to strengthen my retinas. I'm was also a high myopic (amongst other eye issues) and the specialist really emphasized the need to report anything that seemed "off." Otherwise, I'll go back once a year.

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    Hi VJ:)

    It is common to have a lot of floaters right after surgery. But those of us who were highly myopic pre-surgery have to be extra vigilant about retinal detachment.

    It's also common to see a lot of flashing lights right after surgery, also a common symptom of RD. so can be confusing.Good that you're seeing your retina specialist next week.

    Happy that your vision results are better than hoped for!:)

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    Hi All,

    An update . Most of the floaters are gone and I see one occasionally which I assume pretty normal also once in a while I see flickering on side (like 4-5 times a day) so I am hoping it will also go down. Coming to the vision I can realize now what i have been missing since last 1 year.. The computer and Phone at arm distance is crystal clear and I can drive with out glasses and walk around home and grocery stores.. Will have eye sight checked up after a month to get some readers and glasses for driving if needed. Also no halos or glares at night driving ...

    Seems my surgeon(he already did around 75K cataract surgery till date) did an awesome job. I went with -1.25 D intermediate vision. Now my distance vision measured as 20/30 and near vision 20/25..

    I am greatful to many people in the forum especially Bellad, Sue an , Soks, at201 and andi77 and many others who provided great inputs and advise for my lens selection and wished for successful surgery. I am really glad I found this forum . Now I just pray to god that my RETINA stays in tact and no issues comes with that ... Thanks again all and Merry Christmas and this is the best Christmas gift I could ever ask for..

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