Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Vision and Eye Disorders Forum

Eye Pain Following Intraocular Lens Implant

Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
Hello,

After the implantation of an intraocular lens (for myopia) three years ago, my friend began to have a strong pain in the right eye. Last year (six months ago), it was decided by another surgeon to remove this implant because it was probably the reason of this pain, although there were no real clinical proof of this origin. However, the pain is still there (sometimes even stronger). Medical imagery does not show anything special. One surgeon (amongst many physicians she has seen for that) had talked of a potential problem with a "ciliary muscle" that could remain even after a removal of the implant. Does someone have some idea or suggestion, or maybe had a similar problem ? Thank you for your help.

PS : excuse my poor english (I am French).
Did you find this post helpful?
|

replied May 12th, 2007
You are better off asking in this message board........

http://www.losteye.com/message_forum/

This forum is dead.....hardly any help available.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 19th, 2013
I had IOL surgery seven years ago due to early cataracts. Unfortunately I was very unhappy due to pain and glare with the multifocal lenses ( glare from chrome, from cellophane, from fluorescent lights). After 3 months, a retinologist removed a lens from the eye with the most problems and replaced it with a single focal lens. The glare was significantly decreased, but the pain continued for another three years until I insisted my dentist refer me to a root canal specialist to have work done on a previously done root canal. The specialist found that I had an additional root which had never been cleaned out. Once the additional root canal procedure was done, the pain vanished. After 3 years of riveting pain every 30 seconds in that eye, I felt relief. The specialist said that the area was highly compact, close to the eye, and likely the infection in the canal had caused the pain.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Users who thank Carollyne for this post: mikaeltoulouse 

replied November 25th, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for your answer. Did you have another symptoms for this problem ? In the case of my wife, she had high sedimentation rate and this strong pain in the eye. And why did the IOL trigger the pain of the root canal ? What is the link between the two ?
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply