I keep having eye pain after cataract surgery, and now my vision is blurry. WHAT'S WRONG???!!!
I'm having problems getting off the eyedrop meds. I was given Ketorolac and Prednisolone to use 3 times a day for a month. When I stopped, my eye became extremely sore and sensitive to light, so I resumed and tapered off to twice, then once a day, then every 36 hours, then every other day for 3 times.I finally stopped altogether last Thursday. On Monday, my vision became blurry with a dark spot in the middle. I saw my eye doctor yesterday; he could find nothing wrong; he said it was a withdrawal reaction to the steroid. Today my eye is painful and sensitive again. WILL I GET MY VISION BACK?!
If I understand correctly, you were prescribed a prednisone eye drops? I didn't know that existed. I've taken prednisone on several occasions by pill form for asthma and bronchial issues. I can tell you this much. They don't tell you everything about prednisone when they prescribe it.
Prednisone is a drug that you have to wean off of. I believe when I took it, I had to wean off it slowly like 3 x Monday-Wed., 2x Thurs.-Sat., then 1x Sunday-Monday. Something like that.
It very well could be withdrawal issues related to the prednisone. I have no idea how to help with that. I'm so sorry you are going through this.
CraftyToTheCore - I had to see another eye doctor. It turns out my blurry vision is due to macular edema, caused by weaning off the Prednisolone too fast. The soreness and light sensitivity came from doing the same with the Keterolac. So I'm back on both, 4 times a day, 2 hours apart, for a month. Then I will spend a month weaning off both, gradually reducing the amounts once a week.
Thanks for your answer. Anyone considering cataract surgery, BE CAREFUL!!! Getting off the medications is the worst part!
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