I'm Diabetic & diagnosed with Secondary Cataract!

By lauraden Latest Reply 2018-02-01 03:25:20 -0600
Started 2018-01-24 04:43:22 -0600

Hey! I'm 45 years old and I'm diabetic. I'm on medication for diabetes for about a year. Recently, I have some trouble with my eyes. I noticed that my vision is decreasing each day and I find it difficult to drive my car even during daytime. So I consulted an eye doctor. After a detailed check-up, he said that I am diagnosed with cataract. He also mentioned that diabetes might be the reason for the cataract. He suggested undergoing cataract surgery and he scheduled it the next day. But after surgery, I experienced pain and itchiness in my eyes. I consulted the same eye doctor again. He said that these are the common symptoms people face after having a cataract surgery and it is called Secondary Cataract. He suggested undergoing YAG laser treatment from a clinic in Toronto ( http://www.skouraseyeandcosmetic.com/yaglaser... ). I'm planning to visit the clinic tomorrow. Is this procedure effective? Is it worth spending money? Will cataract reoccur after this treatment? Please share your insights!

4 replies

TalksWith1Finger 2018-02-01 03:25:20 -0600 Report

It worked great for me, I need glasses to read but that was by my choice. I'd do it again. This picture shows how little I could open my eyes before the procedure but now I see perfect.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2018-01-29 05:03:34 -0600 Report

Wow, this seems pretty fast. I get a yearly eye exam which looks at the health of my eyes. My eyes were good, no diabetic damage, However, I had cataracts, They removed them and put implants in and now, at 63, I no longer wear glasses, which I have had since 2nd grade,

webeyeclinic 2018-01-26 05:59:58 -0600 Report

Secondary cataract ( https://www.webeyeclinic.com/Articles/271/Com...) causes blurred vision and glare. It doesnt cause pain or itching. After cataract surgery and due to eye drops post surgery, dry eyes can occur which is manifested as itching, foreign body sensation and photophobia.
YAG laser capsulotomy can only be done at least 6 month post surgery. and it is effective procedure that is done in outpatient clinic and it won't reoccur.

Type1Lou 2018-01-25 09:15:30 -0600 Report

I had cataract surgery on both eyes in 2009 (Type 1 since 1976). They implanted lenses in both eyes and all went well afterwards until 2014 when I began to have diminished vision again. I had developed some scarring behind the implanted lenses and I learned that this does happen to a goodly number of people after such surgery. Laser-treatment for this in 2014 restored my vision. So, although the cataract may not re-occur, similar symptoms might result due to scarring and laser treatment was very effective for me.