- Jan 3, 2014
- Baltimore, MD
I'm curious and sad to hear about your pain, as most folks I know who have had cataract surgery have very little -- I didn't even take anything for mine. Did you have extenuating circumstances? Glad to hear it's all sorted, now. And yeah, those black spec floaters are annoying, I'm always thinking some spider has come into my view.I was already a prescription glasses wearer when I started suffering from cataract. The new lenses have the same prescription as whatever my eyesight was that required me to wear glasses. But the lenses are so good, I can get away with wearing standard off the shelf non-prescription sunglasses. I can basically spot stars in the sky without needing to wear glasses. I can also work on my laptop or a PC without reading glasses as long as my eyes are at least 40cm away. I can manage reading my 5" phone screen from about 20cm without reading glasses.
After the operation I stuck to staying indoors, mostly in bed, for two solid weeks. When I did eventually go out, I wore dark sunglasses for more than a month, before switching to transition lenses. I had a six months break between operations. The pain in the eyeballs lasted for more than a year.
I developed some fogging in my eyes, which meant another visit to the specialist to get those cleared out with a laser. That left me with a couple of black spots, called floaters, inside my eyeballs. They can be distracting at times, especially since they move about over time.