I had cataract surgery on both eyes in 2009 and had been delighted with the results…until about a month ago when I noticed I was having difficulty reading, particularly making out the smaller print in crossword clues and dictionary definitions. I saw my ophthalmologist on Sept 13 and, with great relief, they ruled out diabetic retinopathy and macular degeration (which runs in my family). It appears that I am among the 30% of people who develop scarring behind the implanted lenses.(..I'd never heard of that! ) The good news that the problem can be treated with lasers. Right now, the doctor did not feel it was bad enough to warrant the laser treatment but I have a follow-up appt in March unless things get drastically worse. Meanwhile I'm reading with the help of a brighter light and a magnifier and relieved that it's not as bad as retinopathy or macular degeneration. I know, as diabetics, we are more prone to cataracts and there is literature to indicate that statin use can also have an impact on the development of cataracts. I do take 40 mg of simvastatin daily. Has anyone else here run into this? I'd love to hear about your experiences.
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