Droopy eyelids are another potential side effect of cataract surgery. Occasionally, eyelid drooping occurs after cataract surgery. This can be a temporary condition, but it can also indicate a symptom of a more severe problem. Therefore, it's essential to discuss eyelid drooping with your doctor to determine if it's caused by an underlying problem or if you need surgery. Symptoms of eyelid drooping include aching around the eyes, watery eyes, and vision problems. Your doctor may run tests to determine the cause of your drooping eyelids. If there's a problem, your doctor will recommend surgery to correct your condition. During cataract surgery, your doctor may stretch the muscles in your eyelid. As people age, the skin and tissue around the "levator" muscle can weaken and stretch. These muscles are responsible for holding up your eyelids. If your eyelid muscles don't work correctly, they can begin to droop.
If your drooping eyelids cause a problem, you may have a tumor. This is often benign but can develop a lump on the eyelid if not treated. If it is, you may need surgery to remove cancer. You can also treat your drooping eyelids by taking drugs that can make the muscles work better. However, it can take up to three months to feel discomfort. You may also experience reduced tear production.
If you don't have an underlying problem, you can treat your droopy eyelids by wearing sunglasses. This will protect your eyes from the sun and can help reduce swelling.
Blurred vision is another common side effect of cataract surgery. Getting blurred vision after cataract surgery can be frustrating. However, this is normal after surgery, especially in the first few weeks. Your ophthalmologist will be able to determine what caused your blurry vision and may prescribe eye drops to help ease the discomfort.
There are two primary reasons that your vision might be blurred. One is the lens not being positioned correctly, and the other is a residual refractive error. If you have blurry vision problems after cataract surgery, contact your ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
The first thing to understand is that cataract surgery is not painful. In most cases, the surgery is done on one eye at a time. The pain usually is mild and lasts for a week or two.
The most common side effect of cataract surgery is blurred vision. You may see streaks of light in your field of vision and experience bruising behind the eye. This can be a sign of something in your eye or a condition called endophthalmitis.
Some patients also experience glare around lights. This can be a sign of retinal detachment. You can protect your eye from bright light by wearing sunglasses.
The best way to cure blurred vision after cataract surgery is to use proper medications and follow your doctor's instructions. Aside from drugs, you can also use laser treatment to clear your vision.
In addition to blurred vision, your ophthalmologist may recommend you wear sunglasses. This will help protect your eye from bright light and minimize the chance of squinting. You should also wait five minutes between eye drops so that the drops can adequately enter your system.