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Old 02-05-2020, 08:22 PM   #21
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I had both eyes done a few years back....then last year one of the lenses dislodged floating around the cornea. Had surgery to repair that now im back to seeing well again...
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Perish the thought.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:14 AM   #23
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"Hey, my eyes are up here" would apply to most of the people I associate with as well - but at the grocery store it could be a different story …

Just sayin'
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:57 PM   #24
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2nd Eye Done

Just had my 2nd eye done! A fricken miracle! DO THE POST OP DROPS.
Had the vision corrected for distance. "I can see a nat's ass at fifty feet!" But I need glasses for reading. Who cares........THE SKY IS BLUE IN SEATTLE!!
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:19 PM   #25
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Cataract Surgery

Had mine in my 50s —- made things much clearer no more milky haze . Still needed glasses— but the result was dramatic. Also had secondary cataract
surgery with lazer. After primary surgery—- you eventually need secondary
which is simply a lazer to each eye —- no blinking.

Good luck —— normally a walk in the park type surgery .
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:26 PM   #26
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My wife would differ! Her cornea tore the next day and had to have emergency surgery. That started a 2 year rehab! Still has issues 7 years later. No surgery is a slam dunk!
I'm so sorry to hear that. It's true that things can go wrong with even the simplest of procedures. I'm wondering, though, if maybe your wife waited until the cataract was so thick that phacoemulsification (ultrasonic vibration used to break up the cataract) could not be used. The alternative is definitely more risky, and requires a larger incision in the cornea. I remember from my own cataract surgery, because my doctor pointed out a patient who went home with a large bandage over her eye instead of the simple transparent shield I had, and told me she had waited too long.

I actually found the procedure enjoyable, as the sounds from the phacoemulsification machine were musical, and I saw the lens unfold as it was inserted into my eye the first time. Didn't see it on the second one, but it was a real thrill to see it when I did. I refused any sedative, as I knew my eye would be fully anesthetized, and I like having my wits about me as much as possible.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:06 PM   #27
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Finally happened- having double cataract surgery this month..... eye #1 - 2/12; eye #2 - 2/26....

Hope I end up with bionic ones (see thru walls and 2 miles down the road!!!

Guess we’ll spend all of February here in Tyler....
I just had my first eye done
i was freezing out about it
but its a walk in the park the doctor was from Arizona
and he is good no pain i think im doing pretty good
20/30 i think thats good
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:09 PM   #28
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Had my cataract surgery a couple of years ago, that also required lens replacement. Nice thing is no more glasses, except on occasion for reading. Insurance covered most of it.

I'm seeing an eye Dr. this month about cataracts. He will tell me if I need them. But Medicare doesn't pay for the good lenses. I wonder if the "stock" lenses are any good or if I need to pop for the "super" ones?
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:34 PM   #29
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I had mine done 12 years ago. Till then I wore one contact for what they call "monocular vision", so I was used to different focus distance in each eye. When I got the operation, I had them put a close focus lens in one eye and a far focus in the other. Couldn't be happier! I can read small print and see signs down the road as well. If you think you can adapt, you should seriously consider this.
This is exactly what I am thinking of doing. Glad to hear of your good results, since I NEED to see up close and far away at the same time as I fly small planes and need to see the cockpit gauges clearly as well as outside far away.
My symptoms right now are that I have a hard time seeing unless the light is bright. I also have difficulty if there isn't much contrast. But if the light is good and I have my readers on I can see OK.
Is this the kind of symptoms you all notice?
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:35 PM   #30
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I'm seeing an eye Dr. this month about cataracts. He will tell me if I need them. But Medicare doesn't pay for the good lenses. I wonder if the "stock" lenses are any good or if I need to pop for the "super" ones?
No insurance pays for anything except the basic lenses,
; however, the basics are excellent, and it may not be worth paying out of pocket for additional features. I paid an extra $2000 for each eye, to get multi-focal lenses, because I needed to be able to read my watch and make appointments on my phone while ice skating. I did get that, but they are less than perfect. If I want to read comfortably, in anything but the brightest light, I need reading glasses, and I've got big concentric rings around every point source of light (traffic lights, for example). I'm basically happy with them, but wondering if maybe they weren't really necessary.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:40 PM   #31
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My VA PCP sent me to an eye specialist ~~ right eye had a retina problem along with cataracts. Specialist sent me to a retina specialist, taken care of and then the cataract was removed. Wanted to schedule the left eye in December but,,, WHOA ~~ I'm heading south so scheduled far in advance!
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:22 PM   #32
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Finally happened- having double cataract surgery this month..... eye #1 - 2/12; eye #2 - 2/26....

Hope I end up with bionic ones (see thru walls and 2 miles down the road!!!

Guess we’ll spend all of February here in Tyler....
I'm in Beaumont. Went to U of Houston College of Opthalmology for surgery. Came out really good. It WILL be better. No pain at all. They used a laser,said better results. I'm 20/20 now ,so good luck bud.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:15 PM   #33
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Piece of cake. Did both on separate visits about 15 years ago. Insurance company wanted it done in a hospital. Surgeon only did it once a month if necessary. Preferred using his staff, not strangers, in his surgery. His nurse convinced the insurance company. Safer, cheaper. I'm betting they bit on the cheaper part!

I asked why not do both in one day. My best memory, well, he could get a bad batch of meds, maybe an infection problem and, least likely, he could have a bad day.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:23 AM   #34
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Dr's name please? I live south of Tucson. Thanks
Robert Snyder, Tucson Eye Care on Camp Lowell
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:30 AM   #35
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Had mine done a year ago last month and couldn't be happier. I was actually waiting with baited breath for my eye doctor to tell me it was time. Wore eyeglasses since the 2nd grade but now I am eyeglass free (well, except for readers) for the first time in my life. I can actually wake up at night and see the clock without fumbling for my glasses. And it's great to be able to do sweaty work and not have to be constantly wiping glasses clean. I bet you'll be happy, too, after it's done.

And being in Tyler ain't so bad. My sister has lived in Tyler or surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Mineola, Chandler) for 60 years. Lots to do around there.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:36 AM   #36
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When I get mine done I want the lenses that see through clothes also. I hope my wife doesn't read this.
Some things you can't un see. Be careful what you hope for !!!
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Besides not being able to see clearly, what other symptoms are there when you have cataracts? The thing is, I can see OK without glasses far away, but I just need more light. Is that a symptom?
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its coming

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Yes, I think its starting.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:25 AM   #39
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Had both my eyes done with laser. My wife had both of her eyes done also. We had them done "in the office" and then moved upstairs to another floor to a full operating room where the lenses were put in. She had to put drops in prior to and after the op. I opted for the shot in the eyes at the time of the ops. We paid out of our pockets for this as my wife just does not like going to the hospital. This was done a few years ago. Soon after my wife notice things getting cloudy in one eye, so she went back to the eye doctor and eventually had a secondary cataract removed with a laser. I had the same thing happen but only quite a bit later after the surgery. I also had the gel in my right eye dislodge and now I live with that floating around in there. I have to wear glasses for reading. The eye guy told us there were 3 different lenses that we could choose from. For distance, for reading or what he recommends for Truck drivers and pilots, who do a lot of night driving. Another thing we both noticed is that colours were brighter and bright lights bothered us. The golden years are great aren't they!!!!!!!
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Had the surgery last spring, now 20/25 and don't need glasses except really small print, you will wonder why you waited so long
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