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Jade


06/18/2012

Why do I have Distorted Vision after Cataract Surgery?

I had cataract surgery 10 days ago, 5 days after the cataract surgery my vision was slightly distorted. When I look at someone's face their head appears narrow and pinched looking. I am going to have my other eye done too, and I am quite worried.
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  • cherry_bloss0m

    06/19/2012

    It is called dysphotopsia. For most people, the unwanted change is vision goes away within 3 to 4 weeks. Ophthalmologists estimate that only about 1 in 1,000 will need a second intraocular lens exchange to correct the problem. However, about 1 in 10 want it. You can see more at this: https://voices.yahoo.com/dysphotopsia-seeing-false-images-after-cataract-surgery-3996627.html?cat=70
  • Shavonda D

    06/19/2012

    Your distorted vision might be caused by the inflammation in the vitreous gel in the back of your eye or the retina if you haven't been treated with anti-inflammatory medications during the cataract surgery. Now you should talk with a retinal specialist as soon as possible in order to determine the best treatment.
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