I have only two thoughts if nothing else was found on your exam.
1) Your YAG may have been a little on the small side. That is not bad but some people
can get glare off the edges of the opening.
2) You may have fairly prominent vitreous that is a little cloudy and once the YAG was done, the vision was "better" but the cloudiness was more obvious. This is not uncommon.
I would see your surgeon when your surgeon is in the office to check everything out.
I had yag laser twice for a secondary cataract and the cloud is still there. Now my Dr says he thinks it is in the vitreous rather than the capsule. I really do not understand this at all and no one has been able to explain it to me. Do your have any thoughts about this situation? Do you think I ever had a secondary cataract?
There probably was a cloudy posterior capsule (secondary cataract) or your doctor would not have done the Yag laser. It is appropriate to do a safe procedure which is easily done (Yag) to see "what is left" and only then would one know that there could be another cause of symptoms. If you are not satisfied, it never hurts to get a second opinion.
I saw my opthamologist and after an extensive dialted exam it was determined that there is a piece of membrane that is still attached following the original laser that floats into my vision when I move from lower outer field to center. I will have YAG Laser to correct this, I also got a dry eye which I suspected and for which I am on Liposec opthalmic drops for. Talk about a double whammy!
Thank You for your time in responding to my question back Nov 11. I appreciate your time.
I have now had the membaneous tissue that was still attached lasered and both the flickering in my inner visual field and the shimmering and glare of both lights and sunlight in that area have disappeared immediately following. Thanks for your initial response. My specific problem has now been alleviated.
I have had the Yag laser with "hanging chad" so had an enlargement. However, the optometrist tells me I still have floaters that are not settlling permanently (its been about 6 weeks since second Yag) She tells me this is unusual and that I may need to see a retinol specialist who will "suck out" the gel thereby getting rid of floaters..And the body will replace the gel...How safe is this? How long should I wait for floaters to settle before going to retinol specialist. As with the other authors my vision gets worse when I move my eyes. Is there anything I could be taking or doing that would keep my floaters from settling permanently?
Saw your post and I have the exact saw thing! I had the surgery on Monday and am going back tomarrow.....
I will let you know what they found and I would hate to have this permanetely.
Get headaches -better get off the computer since it bothers me....I did get tears after being recommended by the Dr befor leaving.
The paper says I could of driven. I had a big sun in my eye! It was glare-like the sun was actually in my eye! Honest!
Now it is is like you want to pull somethng out! it feels like something is in there!
NorthernLite you could not have described it any better.......
Going tomarrow morning since my left eye I had done is not as bad-i could live with it but has issues along the same line.
I have the same symptoms you have and my Doctor says the same thing that surgery may be needed . But he won't do it for several months to see if gravity make them settle . How has it been for you. And did you have the floater taken out . And did they tell you you may get a detached retina ?
Did you ever get a satisfactory conclusion to your issue? I have the same issue and do not know who or where to go from this point
Dear Dr. Hagar,
I had cataract surgery on my right eye March 30. The left eye was done a week later. I noticed a difference in how clear the left eye was immediately although I did see some glare. I went back for my rechecks and said the glare was bad in my right eye and a bit in my left. Just 2 weeks ago he did the YAG surgery on my right eye which has the exact problems as the initial poster stated. It did not "fix" anything. I feel it is worse. I drove the other night and it was terrifying. He was going to YAG my left eye but I said let's leave well enough alone. Besides the "film" or "oil" vision to me, the glare is bad along with being able to see the halo of the lens in both my eyes when I watch tv in the dark or go outside. He did more test. I "see" 20/20. He looked and looked but he cannot "see" my issue.
He is a good and well respected Doctor. Sadly I wish I had left them alone. His only idea was maybe a nerve problem. He said "we'd wait and see". Well, I'm not seeing so well.
So your thoughts are to go to a medical center? I live in southeastern TN. I appreciate any ideas.