Greetings to all of you. This has been a very stressful few months. I had a GCA flare up while having a mini reunion with 4 dear high school friends in July. I had to increase my Prednisone from 11 to 40mg. Then my precious 99+year old mom died in early August. I was blessed to be with her when she died.
I saw my ophthalmologist before Mom died. I have cataracts in both eyes which are growing because of the increased Prednisone. I also have glaucoma with increased pressures because of Prednisone. My glasses no longer help me with distance, help minimally with reading, etc. I am potentially scheduled for cataract surgery in January, but my ophthalmologist said she will try to schedule me earlier if necessary.
To those of you with cataracts, GCA, when you had cataract surgery, were you on high doses of Prednisone. If so, how was your post op recovery after the cataract surgery?
Thanks for reading this and your replies.
Feeling frustrated with vision, but unsure when to have cataract surgery.