Cataract surgery remains to be a top performed procedure in the U.S. It is a procedure that can be finished in about an hour and a half and is thus categorized as a minor surgical procedure. Despite surgery and one’s vigilance, you cannot just ignore the possibility of some complications setting in after cataract surgery.
One possible after cataract surgery complication is the so called double vision.
It is not a normal repercussion but it could already be an undiagnosed condition that is already present even before the surgery masked by the cataract formation. The real issues and complications behind double vision after cataract surgery is mind-boggling for patients and doctor alike and must be evaluated in order to know the causal factors.
What is double vision?
One or two eyes could be affected by the double vision and these are called monocular diplopia or binocular diplopia respectively. There are many possible causes for monocular diplopia (such as the improper positioning of the lens implant used to correct the vision) or due to a problem in the retina. Double vision occurring in binocular diplopia, has different causal factors that could be due to a number of optical problems as well as other related systemic, medical, vascular or neurological problems. Diplopia can result when the superior or inferior rectus muscles are injured either by the bridle suture or the anesthetic needle during the conduct of the surgery.
To warrant continuous process of recovery and healing, there are many other complications that need to be watched for beside diplopia. Some signs that must be watched out for after cataract surgery are infection symptoms like having yellowish or greenish pus discharges and inflammation symptom like an increase in body temperature or fever.
It is always wise to know about the different complications and signs that occur after any kind of surgery. Vigilance pays as it can save your sight in this case or even your life.