Mrs

by Kay Jansson
(Orlando, FL)

I had a cataract surgery on both eyes. I have severe flashes on one eye during night time driving. What is the cause and what is the cure?
Thank you,
Kay

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Eye doctor.

Response from Online Eye Info/Mrs

by Online Eye Info

Thanks for your Question

Eye flashes after cataract surgery can occur especially if the cataract surgery was complicated one with vitreous loss during the surgery.

The barrier between the cataract and the vitreous body in the eye is called the capsule. Sometimes during cataract surgery, this capsule is ruptured and vitreous starts to move from the back of the eye to the front part of the eye through this rupture. This vitreous should be removed during the surgery. Any remnants of the vitreous in the front part of the eye can cause several complications.

Vitreous is attached to the interior surface of the retina.When the vitreous is moved it can pull the retina with it which is manifested as flashes of light. Sometimes, complete detachment of the vitreous from the retina can occur, which is a good thing but sometimes, this traction on the retina can cause retinal tears or holes or retinal detachment which is a bad thing.

I would recommend that you visit your eye doctor to have a full ocular and fundus exam and to rule out any vitreous in the anterior chamber and any traction on the retina.

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Eye doctor.




Privacy Policy







Recent Articles

  1. pseudopakic negative dysphotopsia

    Feb 22, 15 12:20 AM

    I had cataract surgery jan 2015 dr implanted the acrysoft iq. I see a dark crescent shape on the outside corner of my eye. It pulsates sometimes. Bright

    Read More

  2. متى اقدر البس العدسات

    Feb 22, 15 12:13 AM

    انا جاتني قرحه في عيني اليمين الاسبوع اللي قبل اللي فات، والحمدلله اخدت العلاج يومين ورجعت راجعت والحمدلله قالتلي الدكتوره انو التئم الجرح و شفيت ماشاء

    Read More

  3. complications at 4-months post-op

    Feb 09, 15 03:24 AM

    Hi there, I am experiencing chronic ocular and nasal allergies (stinging eyes and burning sinus) 4 months post-LASIK. Also I have light sensitivity and

    Read More