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    dulitl posted:
    had cataract surgery done in both my eyes in january of this year (2016) all was fine and i could see better but now i can barely see out of my right eye(which was done first) and i have cloudiness and flashes of light on the sides of it like half moons. dont even dare try to drive at night..i havent been back to an eye doctor since i recently moved to a different state and been working on getting ins and all transferred..any idea of what the problem might be and if i may need surgery again..
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    1. You need a follow up eye exam.
    2. The eye doctor will make sure that there are no problems with the cataract replacement implant and no retinal problems which could cause the flashing lights.
    3. If all looks normal the half moons that you see in your peripheral vision may represent "dysphotopsia". This is a very common phenomenon seen with modern implant lenses. For many, it is noticeable but gets less bothersome with time. In rare circumstances, another procedure is needed to address the symptom.


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