What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

Ocular Pressure-Lowering Interventions After Cataracts Surgery


Cataracts can cause visual problems such as dim, blurred, and hazy vision. Cataract formation refers to when the lens of your eye becomes clouded or opaque. Cataracts often develop as a result of advancing age; however, certain medications, eye injuries, excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, and genetics may also play roles in cataract formation. During cataracts surgery, your doctor will remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear implant. The following measures will help keep intraocular pressure from rising too high following your procedure.

Pharmaceutical Intervention

Increased intraocular pressure, or IOC, can develop after cataract surgery, and while it is most often seen in those with preexisting disorders such as glaucoma, post-operative eye pressure can rise in those without preexisting eye disease. To help keep your intraocular pressure from rising too high after your cataracts surgery, your doctor will prescribe medications such as beta-blocker drops.

Excessively high IOC can slow the healing process and raise your risk for post-operative complications such as retinal damage. In addition to beta-blockers, steroid eye drops can also help decrease inflammation and lower intraocular pressure.

Pharmaceutical intervention is one of the most important ways to keep your eye pressure from getting too high and prevent intraocular pressure spikes. Because of this, if you are unable to effectively instill your eye drops, ask a family member or friend for help. If you are unable to find anyone to help you with your eye drops, let your doctor know. 

At-Home Interventions

In addition to drug treatment, there are certain things you can do at home to keep your intraocular pressure from rising too high after your eye cataract surgery. These include avoiding strenuous exercising such as doing situps and weightlifting, limiting stairclimbing, and not stooping or bending over for long periods of time.

If you drop something and you bend down briefly to pick up the object, your eye pressure will probably not rise too much; however, when doing so, try not to put your head down. In addition, avoiding smoking and caffeine will also help prevent rises in your eye pressure. Furthermore, while drinking alcohol can temporarily decrease intraocular pressure, consuming alcoholic beverages on a daily basis or chronic drinking may contribute to higher eye pressure. 

After your cataract surgery, read and follow your physician's post-operative instruction sheet which will be given to you before you are discharged from the eye surgical center. When doing so, you are more likely to have normal intraocular eye pressure readings and enjoy a complication-free recovery. 

For more information, contact an eye care facility in your area, such as Sabates Eye Centers.


29 December 2021