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Cataract surgery done, eye infection, sharp pain. Glass eye prescribed. Treatment?

hey..My grandpa had cataract surgery a mth ago or so..hes hes blind in that eye(infection) and sharp pains ..they are here today and gone tomorrow then back..dr wants to remove eye and put in a glass eye..hes too old he says NO! whaT can I do to rid the pAIN and what might be causing it? He wears a patch...sunglasses when miserable!!!
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Looks like your grandfather is suffering from post operative Endophthalmitis ,where in there is an infection of the inner layers the eye(both anteriorly and posteriorly) .
There is a chance of infection spreading to all the layers of the eye. So the early surgical management the better.
I would also suggest to go for a second opinion and if the infection is not coming down with both oral and topical and intraocular antibiotics then considering his age I would still recommend to remove the eye to get a complete relief of pain as using eye drops or taking oral tablets will not help him for a long time.

Hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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