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Old 02-25-2014, 05:22   #1
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Default Diabetic eye exam today

And things are looking good. The repaired retinal detachment from 2010 is looking fine. Vision is exactly the same as it was 2 years ago, which seemed quite unusual to the young lady who checked it.

Only thing is that there's scar tissue forming on the back of the lens capsule holding my intraocular lens implants - a very common occurrence - but it can be lasered away easy enough, and we've scheduled the first session already - a coupla weeks from now.

Took me forever to get this appointment, and we had to wait forever this afternoon before being called back, but I guess with a good report like this, I won't quibble.




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Hi Shanny. You've peaked my interest. A friend of mine just had lens transplants to correct her vision - she explained that it was similar to cataract surgery but one eye is now "set for distance" the other for reading and as a pair your brain just adjusts to use whichever eye is needed at the time. It's oh early but for someone who has worn glasses for 52 of her 54 years it's been huge!

Was your surgery something similar?

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My guess would be essentially the same thing apart from having to 'vaporize' my cataracts before implanting the new lenses. Mine aren't mixed as hers are though - I'm set for distance (anything from driving to housework/cooking to computer) & I use reading glasses for close work. Without correction, I was legally blind (20/400) for most of my life, so getting rid of the glasses was miraculous for me.




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Sounds great. She didn't have cataracts it was purely for sight. I have never heard of allocating each eye a different purpose. She said he has been doing this surgery for many years and he aims to free people of their glasses completely.

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That was a good report Shanny! I had to have the scar tissue lasered, easy peasy, took a few seconds in the Ophthalmologist's rooms.

Sandra, I'm like Shanny, just wear glasses for reading now.

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Once I adjusted to multi focals I was quite happy. I hated having to put glasses on and off every time I needed to read something. Am happier to put them on and leave them there. The prospect of not wearing any at all is appealing though.

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So glad you got a good report, Shanny! That's always a happy occasion.

On my one year cataract surgery followup, the doc noted the same thing - that tissue was regrowing behind the implant lens and would need to be removed. He said it was the natural lens trying to regrow, though, a result of missing a few stray lens cells during removal and now they were doing what they were genetically programmed to do. I wonder if this is the same thing you have, or something different? I haven't had the laser treatment done yet, however. Am anxious to hear how yours goes!

And bah, I still have to wear glasses full time even after cataract removal. But at least the world has color again!

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Sandra I cannot imagine having lens implants for it, but I had contact lenses for monovision for quite a few years. Now I have glasses to correct for bi-vision again. I missed stereopsis! :-)

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My doc calls it 'film' and a lot of ophthalmology sites call it scar tissue. Doesn't much matter to me what they call it, as long as they can get rid of it safely/quickly/easily! I had known it was a possibility but didn't realize how common it is - up around 75% of cases develop.

My sister had her cataracts removed about a year after mine, and she opts to continue wearing bifocals full time. For me it just wasn't an option - I get too warm and my head sweats - glasses are just plain hot, always need cleaning, and I couldn't get rid of them fast enough. I just wear my readers up on my head (as seen here) & slip them down on my nose when I need them.




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