Heath and Well being of Seniors forum: Cataracts!

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ImageDutchlady1
Jun 26, 2010 11:57 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I have just been diagnosed with posterior subcapsular cataracts and it looks like I will soon be a candidate for surgery. Anyone have any experience/information to share ? (I have googled all I can...)
Thanks
Imagemcash70
Jun 26, 2010 8:54 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Hi Hetty,

I had my cataract eye surgery's done January and April 3 years ago. I was scared to death for the first eye not knowing what to expect. Everything went well, I did experience a slight discomfort when the implant was inserted. With the second surgery I asked the Dr.for more numbing meds which he happily gave me so this time I felt no discomfort at all. I have to say I have been happy with the results. Thumbs up

Margaret

ImageDutchlady1
Jun 27, 2010 3:05 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Thanks for that info. Glad to hear you've been happy with it.
Imagemcash70
Jun 27, 2010 9:32 AM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Your welcome! Smiling
Imagesunfarm
Jun 27, 2010 5:51 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
A good friend just had his first eye done two weeks ago. He said prep took 40 minutes, surgery only 12. Within a couple of hours his vision was better than it had been in 8 years. No discomfort. He is having the other one done in a couple of weeks. He is thrilled. A far cry from the old "Coke bottle bottom" lenses of yesteryear!
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
ImageDutchlady1
Jun 27, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
That makes me feel a lot better; especially the 'no discomfort' part.
ImageDutchlady1
Jul 20, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I had my first surgery on July 7th. It was a piece of cake. There was no pain at all.
My second one is being done tomorrow. Hope it goes just as well!
Imagesunfarm
Jul 21, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
Glad to hear it went so well and hoping the second does too. The idea of cutting into the eye is pretty creepy/scary, but the doctors seem to have the procedure down pretty well and lots of patients have benefited from it. With people living more active lives longer, it is a real blessing.
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
ImageDutchlady1
Jul 21, 2010 8:17 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I'm already back home (even stopped for donuts on the way back Hilarious! ) and it seems to all be hunky-dory..... I might have a nap soon, though...
Imagemcash70
Jul 27, 2010 3:26 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Hurray! Thumbs up Smiling
ImageDutchlady1
Jul 27, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
A week later: 20/25 Smiling
Imagesunfarm
Jul 27, 2010 6:26 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
Wonderful news!
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
Rene
Jul 29, 2010 7:27 PM CST
Name: Rene
Wauchula Fl.
God is good, all the time!!!
I had mine done six years ago, no problems. I had worn glasses for years, don't have to wear them anymore only need them for small print! The worst part was waiting for the second one to be done. My eyes didn;t seem to work together.
Lorine

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