9-10 days since wife's cataract operation, far IOL RE eye vision keeps fluctuating from a range of 1 to 3 meters (10 feet) to 1 to 15+ meters (50+ feet). It goes anywhere from 20/25 vision to 20/70 vision.
BUT the first 1 to 3 m/10 feet have always stayed sharp throughout the 9-10 days!
Currently I have only 2 post operation readings. Day 1 it was +0.25. Day 4 it was -0.25. IOL is well centred. Capsule is in perfect condition. Some cornea dryness was noted on Day 1 and Day 4 visit to the surgeon and his ophthalmologist. Since day 2 we have been on Bausch + Lomb Vitamin A gel, Bausch + Lomb Viscous tears gel and Lacri vision liquid drops.
.Just now when I was about to post, wife again put lubricating gel and she was again able to see far and this time 20/20! It keeps going around in circles though.
QUESTION-1: If it is IOL movement related then how come the first 3m/10 feet always stay sharp?
Ok when IOL is near to plano then you could technically read all the way to near/ intermediate, but when it moves nearer you won't see far but continue to see near/ intermediate.That could explain it?
QUESTION 2- It does seem dryness related to some extent but why is nearer/intermediate vision not impacted? This I don't have an explanation for!!!!!
QUESTION 3- Do we need to worry or just be patient? The other eye had become stable after 7 days.
The two drops that she is taking against infection/inflammation are (eye looks visually perfect)
Both the above drops seem to have dry eyes as a possible side effect. Surgeon had said take only the steroid drop due to the dryness/reaction she had to the disinfectant that was used during surgery.
On day 4 surgeon's clinic opthomologist said we can take Bromfenac (Yellox) as it won't do any harm and because wife could handle the same combination on the previously operated near left eye.
I am thinking of stopping Bromfenac (Yellox) temporarily as long as we are still on steroid drops (4 more days of steroid drops left). Rational being to help the dry eyes go away (if it is dry eyes related). Restart Bromfenac (Yellox) in 4 days time when 2 weeks of steroid drops time is up.
Any insight? PLEASE!!!!!