Cataract Surgery and Nerve Damage 
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 Cataract Surgery and Nerve Damage

Hello,

About ten years ago my father had cataract surgery at the age of 35.
His first operation which was several years early went fine.  The
second did not.  After the surgery, he could not see anything and he
did not have light perception.  What he did have was seeing "electric
sparks, dark shapes, etc" that were termed by Wells Eye of
Philadelphia as nerve damage.  The surgeon had said that it was either
his glaucoma rising during the night, or they had hit the optic nerve.

Has anyone experienced this of anyone that knows someone that has?
His so-called "nerve damage" has decreased slightly over the last ten
years, but it still is a problem from time to time.

Is this nerve damage?  How can it be corrected . . . well not
corrected, you can't do it.  But ceasing it?

Mandy W.


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Thu, 25 Mar 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Cataract Surgery and Nerve Damage

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> Is this nerve damage?  How can it be corrected . . . well not
> corrected, you can't do it.  But ceasing it?

> Mandy W.

It sure sounds like it, although I'm no kind of doctor...I do know that
there's a chance of hitting the nerve with the needle for the
retrobulbar block.

Mike



Fri, 26 Mar 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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