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What causes double vision after a cataract surgery?

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71 year old male with parkinsons disease..keratonconus eye condition and poor eyesight...had cataract surgery one week ago and is now seeing double in operated eye only when looking down.
Posted Fri, 21 Feb 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 29 hours later
Brief Answer: Swelling could be the reason Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank for your query. Swelling of the structures anchoring the eye ball post surgery is one of the common cause for such a complication. It is reversible, once the inflammation reduces which my take 2 to 3 weeks then the double vision may disappear. It may also be a side effect of the retrobulbar anaesthesia given at the time of surgery. It is also reversible. Regards,
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