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Undergone cataract surgery, given eye drops for recovery. Pain on side of operated eye. Normal?

My mum had cattaract surgery 12/12/2012 and was given 2 sets of eye drops to aid recovery.She had a follow up appointment after the surgery and everything seemed to be going swimmingly.However,she has started to complain about pain down the side of the operated eye not actually in the eye. is this normal or could there be a problem.
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM .
Sometimes it is common to have pain around the eye post operatively. As long as her vision is good without any increasing signs of redness or discharge she need not worry. A dose of paracetamol tablet can help her as temporary relief for pain.
If she continues to have discomfort , she can review with her surgeon(as its almost one month post op period),to be free from tension headache. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Amit Garg's  Response
as u have told about ur mothers problem it seems to be of no significance as far as her vision in the operated eye is ok . slight residual pain below
the operated eye is due to the injection given to anasthesize the eye before surgery . it fades down with time .
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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