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Message 1099390 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 12:35:20 UTC

After reading Marks posts, And talking with a guy at work who just had his done a few months ago. I saw an eye surgeon yesterday. Im scheduled for June 21.

I got tired of reading, Watching T.V., Or a movie with one eye. But in my job I need to have both eyes to use my mics and calipers and other tools. Plus doing visual checks.

Last year my corrected vision in my left eye was 20/25. This year its 20/50.

So Mark thanks for your postings. You got me off my keyster.
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Message 1099392 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 12:57:47 UTC - in response to Message 1099390.

Hi:
I found out yesterday that I will be going in on June 6th to get my right eye lined up, plus I need the lens replaced. Seeing the world double in the day time, and not seeing out of the eye by night at all has become very tiresome.
Good luck with it all.
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Message 1099393 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 13:05:02 UTC

Celt Tooth, I wish you the best also.
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Message 1099398 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 13:35:04 UTC

And the best wishes to both of you......
I am doing well now.....
Will probably have lasik on my right eye in a month or so to do a final astigmatism correction and that's about it.
Still need a bit of glasses at times for close up things, but all in all, sure beats being blind in my right eye!!!
Don't need glasses for driving or walking about...very good for general things now. Before I could only really see much out of my left eye.

The procedures are far more scary to ponder about than the reality of them. Never had more than a moderate amount of discomfort after the surgeries, and it passed within a day.

Do not worry about getting it done.

Hope all goes well for you both.

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Message 1099402 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 13:51:02 UTC

Thanks Mark. Im a bit nervous, but I have to do it. As things happen I will post and let everyone know whats going on. Its still two months away yet. But Im sure doing the tons of paperwork to get it done will bide my time .
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Message 1099405 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 13:55:59 UTC - in response to Message 1099398.

Mark,
If it is marked on your drivers lic. that you are restricted to wearing glasses you better get it changed. A cop with an attitude could write you a ticket for not having them on. A friend had to take out a contact lens to show she was actually wearing them one time when she got stopped for something.

On a side note, One time when I renewed my lic. the lady at the DMV asked me to try the eye checker without my glasses. I told her I couldn't see it without them but she insisted so I took them off. When she asked me to read the lowest line I could read I said "E". Then I told her I really couldn't see it I just knew all the eye charts start with it. She just shut up and finished with my lic.
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Message 1099406 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 13:56:43 UTC - in response to Message 1099402.

Thanks Mark. Im a bit nervous, but I have to do it. As things happen I will post and let everyone know whats going on. Its still two months away yet. But Im sure doing the tons of paperwork to get it done will bide my time .

Yer welcome James.....
Don't be too nervous.
I was only when they did the first cataract surgery on my right eye....
The cataract surgery on my left eye, and the followup Lasik on my left, caused me no worries at all after having been through the first one.
One more Lasik to go.

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Message 1099409 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 14:18:22 UTC

Good Luck James, My Dad had corrective surgery on His eyes later in His life too, As He also had Cataracts, He said that He could see better afterwards.
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Message 1099415 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 14:49:19 UTC

Good luck James and Celt.

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Message 1099457 - Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 16:45:17 UTC

Cataract surgery has become a very common surgery nowadays...not to be worried.

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Message 1099692 - Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 16:56:18 UTC - in response to Message 1099457.

Cataract surgery has become a very common surgery nowadays...not to be worried.

Blessings to both of you

Yeah, what Blurf said.

Both my late parents had cataract surgery, back around 2002. Original schedule two weeks between eyes. Surgery on Tuesday, check on Wednesday & Friday. They healed so quickly, and had enough vision improvement, that the second eye was moved up to the following week. Quick, clean, and the world looks a whole lot better.

My eye doctor says I'll probably have to have it done in 10-15 years. Not looking forward to it, but not worried about it, either.

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Message 1099700 - Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 17:16:53 UTC

So far I don't have any cataracts in either eye, I did have to enlarge the font size here in the browser to something larger, several times larger in fact, As I can't read the screen with My glasses or without at the normal size, My eyes are 20/40 & 20/50 I can look at My watch without My glasses and the watch looks blurry, Yet I wear My glasses and I can read It or anything else that's printed. thankfully the TV is large enough that glasses there don't make much difference and yeah so far so good at age 50, strawberry preserves I think have helped slow down My aging here some(I have a distant relative who looks older than 50, Like 60!), But then I've been eating strawberry preserves for most of My life. I just wish the rest of Me was that good, accidents and time, sigh.
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Message 1099819 - Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 23:05:48 UTC

Jim, I am sorry to hear that you need surgery, but I am sure the outcome will be excellent. I'm already running scared of what your punning ability will be when your vision is fully restored!
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Message 1099865 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 3:13:20 UTC

Thanks for all the well wishes. The cataract in my left eye is the fast growing kind. I do have one in my riht eye but its still small and slow growing and is below my line of sight so I dont notice it yet.

I asked how they form and one of the reason is ultra violet light. So wear your uv blocking sunglasses you youngens.
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Message 1099874 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 3:36:24 UTC

I'd need some clip ons then, And currently their not on My list anytime soon.
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Message 1099881 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 3:56:19 UTC - in response to Message 1099874.

I'd need some clip ons then, And currently their not on My list anytime soon.

Seems you have little knowledge of what we are talking about, then go.


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Message 1099883 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 3:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 1099881.
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I'd need some clip ons then, And currently their not on My list anytime soon.

Seems you have little knowledge of what we are talking about, then go.


Yes I do, Dad had cataracts in both eyes, Since UV light is a cause, I'd need clip on UV resistant clip on sunglasses as I have prescription glasses.
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Message 1099884 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 3:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 1099865.

Thanks for all the well wishes. The cataract in my left eye is the fast growing kind. I do have one in my riht eye but its still small and slow growing and is below my line of sight so I dont notice it yet.

I asked how they form and one of the reason is ultra violet light. So wear your uv blocking sunglasses you youngens.

Mine was fast advancing as well.......

The right eye went from maybe to nothing in a few monthes.

Grey to black..........

It was rather suicidal.................


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Message 1099886 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 4:05:27 UTC - in response to Message 1099883.

I'd need some clip ons then, And currently their not on My list anytime soon.

Seems you have little knowledge of what we are talking about, then go.


Yes I do, Dad had cataracts in both eyes, Since UV light is a cause, I'd need clip on UV resistant sunglasses as I have prescription glasses.



UV has nothing to do with existing cataracts......

I suggest you check your sources and restrict your comments to something you have learned firsthand or had your experience about.

Your secondhand at best, references, are a bit tiring,.



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Message 1099888 - Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 4:08:50 UTC

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