Daily Life, Health

I can see clearly now…………….

Life has been a bit hazy for the past few months – I knew something wasn’t quite right but couldn’t work out what might have been going wrong.

Things were looking cloudy and more and more I was having to really peer to see what I needed to know.

I decided less reading and not so much internet time might help – had no effect, in fact it was gradually getting worse so I had to seek advice from someone I knew might have the answer to my problem.

‘Let me have a look’ he said.  ‘Look up, look down, look here there and everywhere’ he said – well maybe not the last part.  ‘Hmm I can see whats going on.  Something has changed under the implant (which does happen in some cases) – and the solution to that is in the corner over there.’

Two minutes later all was revealed and after a little bit more wide eye opening I was able to see clearly again. Yes the solution was a little laser machine and it certainly solved my problem.

One year after the life changing (for me) cataract surgery I was back to my happy little self – reassured it was not my sight that had changed, it was just a known minor complication that happens to many others and is easily fixed.

Posterior Capsulotomy (Laser after Cataract Surgery)

Posterior capsulotomy is a laser surgical procedure which is sometimes necessary to clear vision after cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens inside the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant. The cataract is surrounded by a clear cellophane-like wrapping. During cataract surgery, the front cellophane wrapping is removed. Then the cataract is removed and the implant placed. The back cellophane wrapping (known as the posterior capsule) remains intact. In some people, months or even years after cataract surgery, this clear cellophane membrane becomes cloudy. Subsequently, laser treatment is done to restore vision.

Decrease in vision is the main symptom which begins anywhere from a few months to many years after cataract surgery. Also, increased difficulty with glare and bright lights as well as decreased ability to read and see far distances.

Posterior Capsulotomy – Laser treatment after cataract surgery
More information HERE

20 thoughts on “I can see clearly now…………….”

  1. Phew – you had me scared there at first. Thank goodness for new technology that helps our eyesight. A few years ago I couldn’t read/watch TV/drive after 7 at night – I saw double. A few ‘prisms’ in my eyeglasses solved the problem (helped my tired eye muscles) and I’m back to reading in bed until waaaay too late at night. 🙂

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    1. Double or quits – definitely quit driving if you’re seeing double ! Glad the optician was able to help you overcome the problem

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  2. G’day Cathy. Great news that the problem could be fixed so quickly.. That was interesting about laser treatment after cataract surgery. Take are. Liz…

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    1. I was pleased it was as easy as it turned out to be. For a while I thought the sight in that eye was taking a turn for the worse

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  3. The problem with this kind of thing is that it creeps up on you and you don’t really notice the full extent of the deterioration until it is fixed. So glad it could be sorted simply
    xx

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    1. Glad you found it of interest Dar – I’d heard of the problem but daft as it sounds it didn’t click with me that that was what my problem actually was.

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    1. Can you just see all the extras lying around in coffins to be discovered in years to come. Prosthetic arms and legs, hips and knees, metal plates for joining bones lol

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