About a year ago I had monovision cataract surgery with two Tecnic toric lenses. The distance diopters targeted for the IOLs were: Left (dominant eye) -0.5, and Right, -1.50. CYL for Left was 2.25, and for Right was 1.50.
The results were great. My left eye’s distance vision was close to 20/20. My right eye came in at about -2.25 diopters. While that was more nearsighted than planned, that works great for me as my near vision is great, and I’ve had no problems adapting to that much monovision. I understand that the coming in more myopic on the right was not unusual, since the right eye before cataracts was already quite myopic (approximately -7 diopters), increasing the error range.
Just today, I noticed the vision declined in the left eye. Distance vision is now about 20/90 (I have an eye chart at home). When I put a cloth pirate patch on the left to check the vision on the right (which was unchanged), the left eye kind of hurt, like a sinus infection might make it hurt. The vision seems kind of cloudy, and colors are less vibrant than for the near eye.
I have an appointment this afternoon with urgent care ophthalmology at the same hospital that did the surgery.
What might be causing this blurred vision? What questions should I be asking? What should the doctor be checking for?