Cataracts

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  1. djsfantasi

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    you guys (and girls or other politically correct term for a general member of the human race) are like family. So please indulge me for a moment.

    I've been scheduled for cataract surgery and find myself a little anxious. Anything involving me eyes makes me nervous. When I was first fitted for contacts, I vomited all over the doctor's office.

    Anyone willing to share their experience? Thanks
     
  2. OBW0549

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    I haven't had cataract surgery myself but I've known a number of people who have; and all got through it just fine with no complications and little discomfort.

    Good luck on your procedure, and give us an update when done.
     
  3. wayneh

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    Ditto. The people that I know that have gone through it are very happy. They sound like the hip-replacement people: "Why did I wait so long?"

    My doc says I'm developing blurriness about normal for my age, so someday not too far away, I'll be in your shoes.
     
  4. #12

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    My mother did that and the only thing she had to say about it was, "The blue colors are so much better now."

    Fear is normal, and you get over it. Blindness isn't.
     
  5. ronv

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    The little love dumpling had hers done a little over a year ago. Her last comment to the doc was "I don't want to hear you say oops."
    She complains a bit now about dry eyes, but who knows. She used to have a pair of glasses. Now she has 3 or 4. :D
    But she sees good enough I think I'll have mine done soon. I can't follow the golf ball anymore.
     
  6. #12

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    When you can't see well enough to drive the golf cart, it's about time to get help!
    :D
     
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  7. ronv

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    Yea. Now the arthritis in my neck is getting bad enough I need to buy a new car with a back up camera.:D
    It's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
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  8. djsfantasi

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    Well, I can't see the TV well enough to see the score of a sporting event. This is unacceptable! Go Patriots! Go Red Sox!
     
  9. tcmtech

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    I'm pondering on lasik correction one of these years to take the blurry areas out.

    I've had too many scratchy gougy bits in my eyes over the years so they need resurfacing to take the potholes out. :(

    Anything they can do with floaters while they are at it? Had em' off and on since I was in my 20's.
     
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  10. #12

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    The last time I asked, the answer was, "no" but that was 50 years ago.:D
    My mother had all the jello sucked out of her eyes and got it replaced with whatever they use to do that.
    That will cure floaters. You just have to look into a microwave oven until your egg whites cook to get some service.:rolleyes:
     
  11. GopherT

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    The docs give you a shot of "I-don't-care-ium" so the nervousness is not an issue.

    The night driving gets much easier.
     
  12. tcmtech

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    Well, 50 years ago their answer to Diabetes was, 'Sucks to be you. Don't eat or you're gonna die. But until then, Here's bottle of stuff that sort of works most of the time for most people and big needle to put it in yourself with.' :rolleyes:
     
  13. tcmtech

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    I prefer 'Fukitol'.



    It solves a lot of nervous issues and general concerns in life. ;)
     
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  14. #12

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    I think I discovered that under another name, Valium.
    I took one of those and didn't care for 4 hours.
    I can't remember much of that flight, but that's just the way I like it.:D
     
  15. SLK001

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    I got cat surgery 10 years ago. They did it one eye at a time, two days apart. The incision is insignificant - about 2mm long, then they slide a needle into that slit and literally suck the cataract out. I had Crystalen auto-focusing lenses put in (you will have some type of inter-pupil lens put in). My eye doctor was a pro at doing the proceedure and it was over in less than 10 minutes.

    What I really remember after the first eye was done, was how green the grass looked and how blue looked (my cats had turned into yellow filters in my eyes).
     
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  16. SLK001

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    That's why the airlines sell alcohol!
     
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  17. tcmtech

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    I prefer a Fukitol with a Viagra backer.

    I don't care about anything but I'm incredibly confident about it for up to 4 hours! :D

    (I even made myself laugh out loud with that. ):oops:
     
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  18. JoeJester

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    Remember, if it lasts more than four hours, call your doctor .... better yet, call some more women.
     
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  19. killivolt

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    I've had both eye's done and it didn't hurt at all. I'm glad I did it. However, I chose to get the near sited, so I can use a Gun scope, or Microscope.

    There is lenses that are supposed to match your current eye's, and they have concentric rings cut in them. I understand night driving is difficult, causes halo's.

    kv
     
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  20. DickCappels

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    It sounds like the kind of cuts to the cornea that people getting laser keratotomy used to get and the kind or artifact that was reported about 10 years ago (Don't know the current state of the technology).