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My mom is 65 and recently had cataract surgery performed with a Toric IOL lens implanted. Her vision was blurry after and had to have the posterior capsulotomy surgery done 6 weeks after. Her vision is still blurry and she is now being sent to Will’s Eye in Philadelphia. Do you have any suggestions on what the problem could be?

It is difficult to determine the cause of her blurry vision without a physical exam or more detailed knowledge of the operations she’s had. However, Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia is one of the premier eye hospitals in the country. You should provide the opthalmologists there with your mother’s complete medical records in including . . . → Read More: My mom is 65 and recently had cataract surgery performed with a Toric IOL lens implanted. Her vision was blurry after and had to have the posterior capsulotomy surgery done 6 weeks after. Her vision is still blurry and she is now being sent to Will’s Eye in Philadelphia. Do you have any suggestions on what the problem could be?

Are styes contagious to other people? i have one, and i have a date tomorrow.

Styes are infections of the sebaceous glands of the eye. Like pimples, they form as bacteria build up in a clogged gland causing local irritation/inflammation. And just like pimples, they local infections and inflammatory reactions that are not contagious. You cannot spread a stye from one area to another on yourself and you . . . → Read More: Are styes contagious to other people? i have one, and i have a date tomorrow.

One week post cataract surgery. Dilated iris still bothersome. Will this heal by itself with time? Any medication that might be successful? Vision is superb. 84 yr. old male.

There are a number of factors that could be contributing to your dilated pupils. With certain surgeries, eye drops are prescribed post-operatively to keep the pupil dilated so that the intraocular lens implant will properly take to the eye. In these cases, the eye will remain dilated until you stop taking the drops.

In rare . . . → Read More: One week post cataract surgery. Dilated iris still bothersome. Will this heal by itself with time? Any medication that might be successful? Vision is superb. 84 yr. old male.

I fell straight down onto a hard granite tile floor and landed on my nose. I have an X shaped cut, my nose hurts and I have pain and swelling and red bruising on the inner part of teh skin near my eyes and starting on my cheeks also. Should I go to the doctor or home remedy?.

With any severe fall and head trauma like you are describing, prompt medical evaluation is warranted – especially if you lost consciousness. There is a high risk for orbital fractures with high impact facial trauma and you will need a physical exam focusing on your head as well as your eyes to check if you . . . → Read More: I fell straight down onto a hard granite tile floor and landed on my nose. I have an X shaped cut, my nose hurts and I have pain and swelling and red bruising on the inner part of teh skin near my eyes and starting on my cheeks also. Should I go to the doctor or home remedy?.

I think I have a blocked or infected tear duct. Not sure though because my eye keeps watering. Out of no where, my eye will water and then I go to wipe it (similar to removing an eye boogie)and it will burn and feels like my sinus is burning on that side. I can feel in the corner of my eye that the duct is about 2 to 3 times the size of the other eye. This started roughly 4 days ago. The burning started about 2 days ago. I noticed the swelling today. What do I need to do to fix this?

The symptoms you describe of feeling your eyes watering up to a state of overflow is known as “epiphora” and is a common presentation of nasolacrimal duct obstruction resulting in the inability to drain tears from your eyes. The condition is relatively common but more prevalent in females then males because women tend to have . . . → Read More: I think I have a blocked or infected tear duct. Not sure though because my eye keeps watering. Out of no where, my eye will water and then I go to wipe it (similar to removing an eye boogie)and it will burn and feels like my sinus is burning on that side. I can feel in the corner of my eye that the duct is about 2 to 3 times the size of the other eye. This started roughly 4 days ago. The burning started about 2 days ago. I noticed the swelling today. What do I need to do to fix this?