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Friday, May 24, 2013
Eye and Vision Care
I had the rt.eye cataract removed in Feb. and lf. in Mar. I am not at all happy with the results and wish to know how common this is. I continue to have flashing, floaters and a strange feeling at outer portion of my eyes almost like a veil. My Dr. has been told all this at each post-op visit, but has little to say about it. He insists my vision is 20/20, however I cannot see road signs any better than before. Overall my vision is clearer. I had monovision lens implanted and he says my brain is not adjusting causing the difficulty seeing distance and reading. I was trying to avoid glasses but he says I need them.
I would give your eyes adequate time to properly heal. Six months should be adequate time when you will definitely notice a decrease in your flashes and floaters. Further, after six month, your brain will have had enough time to adjust to the monovision lens implants. Follow your doctor's advice and purchase a new pair of glasses for the time being.
Best of luck to you.
Melissa M Walters, OD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University