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Uncle Ron

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Has any one on the forums ever had cataract surgery? I was just diagnosed with them in both eyes and guess I need to get the operation pretty soon...Anyone have any comments or tips about your experience with it ... Thanks! Cheers, Unc

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Have several friends that have had the laser procedure done. Not one complaint. All of them said it was a total night and day difference in their vision after the procedure. I wouldn't be afraid.

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I'm SO sick of the word "surgery"
I had a cousin that had it done ONE word of WARNING if they tell you they need to do BOTH EYES DO 1 at a time in case there IS a problem.
Good Luck Ron

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My mother had both eyes done, they only do one at a time, with 3 months in between. Don't let them crap you, when they give you them shots in the eye to num it, it hurts like holy hell. I've had the shots, just for remavle of a little cist on my eye. and they hurt! I said some bad words in the eye drs> office when they gave them to me. Grubstake

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Ron... I had one eye done at a time about 5 years ago... Outpatient and just a short time in surgery..

in at 7am and having lunch at about noon. Wore a patch and needed to not scratch eye while sleeping.

Eye drops over a period of getting ready but do not remember any discomfort... You may not need any

surgery until it becomes a seeing problem ... Keep in mind my eyes were done by a top specialist at

Kaiser and there are different places that do it different. Laser surgery is great... at least for me... Ron

I hope your ribs are healing... jim

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Are you talking about LASIK? vs. replacing the lens ?

Laser surgery is great... at least for me... Ron

I hope your ribs are healing... jim

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My vision is rapidly getting worse, especially my right eye...It's one I got shot in the eye with a BB when I was 12 ...Was blind for a few days but vision came back... Cataract is like a haze over everything ... They say only one eye at a time... Second one is done after the first one heals ... I'm having lenses replaced... Thanks for the advise and input, everyone...Cheers, Unc

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Ron I had mine done a year and a half ago. One and then the other. I had an astigmatism and paid a little extra for special lenses to correct my nearsightedness. It was like having a cup of coffee and donut. I went in and got in a hospital gown. They put some drops in my eyes and started an IV. I was getting ready to go in 15 minutes later and the anesthologist put something in the IV and it was na na land. When I woke up thought I had been out for hours and my wife said it was for 20 minutes. The put a see thru patch over my eye with eyedrops to use. I went to breakfast afterward with no issues......It was great and now I only use reading glasses..........You will love it. Jerry

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I had lens implants done on mine one at a time. The interesting part was listening to the click of the laser every time he fired. The boring part was staring at that bright light but less than an hr and I was headed home, With a designated driver of course.

The doc did ask me if the girls gave me any eye drops and I said No and he said Oh crap and went to work on me ! But no pain just staring into the light bugged me. Just pull your shorts up and go getter dun

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Ron, Cataract surgery is the easiest surgery that I have gone through and I have had a few. They do want to keep you awake during the procedure and you can talk to the doctor while he is working. The one funny thing about it is when you take the patch off the eye that was done you will see all the vivid colors that you have

been missing and the other eye will still have that hazy cloud. Painless and fast healing, get it done and enjoy. :yesss:

Old Tom

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My Mom RIP had hers' both done a few months apart and she gave me hell for NOT making her do them sooner. Hahahaha like any man can make any woman do anything they don't want to do. Get'r done and the world will be a much brighter place and by god them righteous nuggets will look MUCH better too-John :yesss:

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I experiance a Bad Bad thing in the USAF with they sent me to a Greek Surgan to have my butt hole worked on. They would have to give me some serious moma's little helpers.

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I experiance a Bad Bad thing in the USAF with they sent me to a Greek Surgan to have my butt hole worked on. They would have to give me some serious moma's little helpers.

Did this Surgeon have both hands on your shoulders :ROFL::evil1:

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I experiance a Bad Bad thing in the USAF with they sent me to a Greek Surgan to have my butt hole worked on. They would have to give me some serious moma's little helpers.

But could you see better after?

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I experiance a Bad Bad thing in the USAF with they sent me to a Greek Surgan to have my butt hole worked on. They would have to give me some serious moma's little helpers.

But could you see better after?

Ron, you a funny man!!! :ROFL:

I guessing Homie couldn't see any better looking forward but had better hindsight and could sense anyone behind him at 100'!! :brows:

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Mother In Law had both eye done last year. In and Out same day. One at a time.

Yep, same for my dad, in and out surgery. Pretty much zero discomfort, he's had some other health issues, so it was a relief that it turned out to be no big deal. My mother should be due for the surgery very soon. Her beginnings of cataracts were not obscuring her vision and off to one side.

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Hey Unk, I forgot to mention that when you talk to your doc tell him if you have taken medication for prostrate problems or not. That seem to be a big thing with them in the way they operate. Folmax I think is the offender that they are after.

Old Tom

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Thanks, Tom ... I don't take that, but I do take some heart meds that are of concern ... You reminded me I have to tell them about it .. Cheers, Ron

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