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Old 01-08-2015, 02:42   #21
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Thanks for encouraging reports on cataract surgery. Mine are apparently developing rapidly, and the thought of surgery gives me chills. I've had several for other issues, and none were fun. Is D not a problem? Did you have to go in with a higher BS to cover the possibility of crashing, or is the surgery short?
I had both eyes done, two weeks apart, late last year (October and November). The second one, I glanced at my watch just before they started, then glanced at it again when they were finished and had me sit up. Total elapsed time: eight minutes!

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It is so routine that when I went in with my mother to keep her company, it was like an assembly line. We were in an open room with ten beds. The nurses had timers set by each patient so they knew when the eyedrops needed to go in and for other things. Then each person goes into the little room and comes out a few minutes later. Seriously, it's absolutely routine and nothing to worry about.

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You guys are very convincing! I can't think of a reason not to go ahead with it.

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All three doctors agreed; monofocal avoids problems. Some opt to correct for mid distance (computer use) and use glasses for near and far. I chose to correct for distance. Feb 20 and Mar 6. Not looking forward to the procedures, but looking forward to seeing well again.

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You'll do fine. And I think it's wise to correct for distance . . . I dearly love being able to look across the room and read the clock on the wall - things like that! That's only one small facet of having your distance vision - of course driving is the biggie.




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I chose monofocal, because I want my eyes focused for infinity.

That way I only need glasses when reading, or "computering."

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I don't even need readers for computering . . . only reading or any other really close work.




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According to my optometrist, it's because the surgery costs at least $10,000 per eye.

(I need reading glasses to read and see my computer screen... which I did before my cataract surgery, when I wore contact lenses. No more contacts now.)
Well I paid 1800 for both lenses, cause the standard lenses wouldn't correct my eyesight and I didn't want to wear thick glasses for astigmatism after eye surgery.

My daughter can't have lasik , she is too myopic, but the doc when I asked said she could do the lens replacement if we wanted to pay for it.

As far as my eyes, I'm typing this without glasses, distance is fine and sometimes I wear readers for computer and sometimes I don't. I think all in all, I'll be able to see everything without glasses.
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I'm now recovering from the 1st procedure done Friday. I'm still near sighted in that eye, but much less so. I'm typing this with the operated eye closed and one lens in the frame in front of the other. The two worlds don't align very well otherwise. Or I take the glasses off so the world aligns in a blurry way. Looking forward to having both eyes the same in two weeks.
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All three doctors agreed; monofocal avoids problems. Some opt to correct for mid distance (computer use) and use glasses for near and far. I chose to correct for distance. Feb 20 and Mar 6. Not looking forward to the procedures, but looking forward to seeing well again.
I love my toric lenses.

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