Halo 8 months after cataract surgery

by Jerry Smith
(Arkansas)



Hi,
I'm 8 months out of cataract surgery on my left eye. Today for the 1st time I see a halo.

So far all I have read this is somewhat common shorty after surgery.

Up until now I've had no problems, all had gone quite good, & it will be a few days before I see or talk to my doctor which is in a city about 120 miles away. And this is a VA Hospital so I don't know how quick I will get to see my doctor.

Thanks,
Jerry

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A - Response from Online Eye Info/Halo 8 months after cataract surgery

by Online Eye Info

Thanks for your Question

Here are common causes of halos,months after cataract surgery:

1- Corneal Edema. can be caused by high intraocular pressure or defects in corneal endothelial cells.

High intraocular pressure can cause blurred vision with halos around lights and associated with ocular pain. It should be treated as soon as possible with Anti-glaucoma medications.

Corneal endothelial cells keep the cornea dehydrated through special fluid pump mechanism. Defects in corneal endothelial cells can cause accumulation of fluid in the cornea.


2- Posterior Capsular Opacification. Thin fibrotic membrane can be formed at the back surface of the intraocular lens. It can cause halos around light, glare and mild blurred vision. Vision get worse gradually with time. It can be treated with laser that is called YAG capsulotomy.

3- Dry eyes. Can be treated with artificial tears.

The best thing that you can do is to visit your eye doctor to determine the cause of this halos and to treat it. If Halos associated with pain or blurred vision, you should visit your eye doctor as soon as possible.

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