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    I am back....

    and fully recovered from my cataract surgery.

    i left this forum a few months ago, having gone blind from genetic, fast growing cataracts. the day after my surgery i was seeing 20/20... now a month later i am healed and can see better than i have for years.

    i went to my 1 day follow up appointment on my motorcycle and directly from there to the shooting range.

    life is great!

    now i am looking for work! WOOT!

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    One of my salesmen had cataract surgery this morning. He expects to be back at work on Monday. Amazing. And the actual "operation" takes about 30 seconds (after they have adjusted the laser equipment). After all the adjustements, they push a button and 30 seconds later the operation is done.

    This is his second eye that is being operated on. If it goes like the first, he'll be fine too.

    It sounds like you had something much more involved, but still, it was done with a laser? Yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    One of my salesmen had cataract surgery this morning. He expects to be back at work on Monday. Amazing. And the actual "operation" takes about 30 seconds (after they have adjusted the laser equipment). After all the adjustements, they push a button and 30 seconds later the operation is done.

    This is his second eye that is being operated on. If it goes like the first, he'll be fine too.

    It sounds like you had something much more involved, but still, it was done with a laser? Yes?
    this is the same surgery i had. it was months after i went blind that i was able to get the surgery scheduled. i could see immediately after the surgery, i could have worked the following day. my dr didnt want me on the computer till i was fully healed (something about trying to focus with the implanted lense). now that i have had my 30 day follow up i am good to go with any activity.

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    Welcome back, Ted. I missed you.

    Jean had her cataract-clouded lenses removed surgically, which, I have to assume, was similar to what you had done.
    The surgeon replaced her lenses with plastic ones, which seem to be working extremely well. She has simple-magnification glasses for reading, but that's all.
    About a year after the replacement, she found that some eye-material was growing over her new lenses, and that had to be removed by laser: painless and quick. It hasn't recurred.

    The very best part, Jean says, is the psychedelic light show she was seeing, during the first evening after having the replacement lenses installed. It was a combination of the new lenses and the remains of the anęsthetic that hadn't yet worn off.
    I hope that you experienced this pleasure too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Welcome back, Ted. I missed you.

    Jean had her cataract-clouded lenses removed surgically, which, I have to assume, was similar to what you had done.
    The surgeon replaced her lenses with plastic ones, which seem to be working extremely well. She has simple-magnification glasses for reading, but that's all.
    About a year after the replacement, she found that some eye-material was growing over her new lenses, and that had to be removed by laser: painless and quick. It hasn't recurred.

    The very best part, Jean says, is the psychedelic light show she was seeing, during the first evening after having the replacement lenses installed. It was a combination of the new lenses and the remains of the anęsthetic that hadn't yet worn off.
    I hope that you experienced this pleasure too.
    yes i did LOL.... and so far, mild reading glasses are all i need.... for shooting and riding, i am good to go!

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    Welcome back.......JJ

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    Welcome back, Ted, and congratulations.

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    Congrats on your successful operation and recovery! Only problem now is you won't have any excuses at the range w/ that 20-20 vision.

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    i never made excuses, i just switched to a shotgun

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    Welcome back Ted !
    Glad you're good to go.

    My lady friend has had successful surgery on both eyes.

    I'm age 69. At my eye exam a few months ago, the Doc said,
    "I have bad news". Me: Oh crap.

    "You have NO cataract problems whatsoever !" Me: That's bad news ?

    "Yes. Cataract replacement would give you 20/20 to replace your lifelong 20/200
    and 20/400 near-sightedness and you could throw away your glasses. Too bad."

    What's a guy to do ? It's not sometime you can lie about to the experts.

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    at 49, i was by far the youngest person they had seen in months, but this was genetic, my mom and her siblings have ALL had this surgery in the last 3 years AND 3 of my cousins also are facing it, all of them about my age.

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    I may need it too, eventually.
    However, I plan to wait until science has progressed to the point where they can just build me a whole new body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    I may need it too, eventually.
    However, I plan to wait until science has progressed to the point where they can just build me a whole new body.
    i am pretty sure that if i wait till i can have a new body, they will find my brain to be substandard

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    ...Not with your sense of humor.

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    Welcome back, TedDeBearFrmHell!
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    Ted the hell bear.........I rememebered the name and came to look for you again. I had the same surgery and I had the exact same reaction that Steves wife had. I had the same laser touch up to fix the growth and i can see like I am 29 again. I missed you buddy! I am glad you are back.

    Mine were caused from hockey injuries. I never wore face sheild or eye protection. That was stupid. I had my eyes swell shut a few times from hits or pucks to the face. I hope that it is 100% and perminent.

    RCG

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    Ted, congratulations! Isn't medical science great? Good luck and have long life.

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    Good for you man.I had one done about 10 years ago and the other about 4 yrs ago.Not bad except for being in the waiting room with all the gray haired folk.Both mine were also injury related.ONe of the best things I have gone through.My situation is if they aint taking it off or out it is replaced with steel and plastic.Price of gettin older.I have 1 artery made of plastic tubing.Told em if I had known I woulda brought a roll of air line.I was being given a hard time by my nephew and told him that when ya get old things tend to fall off or dissappear.That is why I check my underwear every morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullfr View Post
    ...Not bad except for being in the waiting room with all the gray haired folk...
    ...And what, exactly, is your problem with us "gray-haired folk"?
    I bet you're jealous!

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    NOt at all.I still have all mine and no gray except for the chin.I am the old folk,just prettier than most.

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    thank you all for the wb's

    the very BEST part of all this was that the surgery and all follow ups and tests were done free of charge by a local clinic that is famous for their skill AND their generosity.

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    Do you find that the bright light affects you more now? My wife's mother had the surgery, and is doing fine, but she says that sunglasses a re now a must. Welcome back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    Do you find that the bright light affects you more now? My wife's mother had the surgery, and is doing fine, but she says that sunglasses a re now a must. Welcome back.
    i was told the same thing, but i have always been light sensitive, sunglasses always have been a requirement on all but the cloudiest of days. made a mistake recently tho, used the yellow shooting glasses of a friend while at the range.... when i took them off it was like looking into a blizzard, bright white for a few minutes afterward.... not fun at all

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    Both Jean and I use photochromic lenses, that automatically darken in sunlight.
    It works well for her...and for me too, of course.
    We get the darker of the two possibilities.

    You can't get polycarbonate photochromic lenses, so our glasses are not as absolutely fragment-protective as would otherwise be possible, but they seem good enough to use when shooting.
    Our optometrist has reassured us about this.

    Anyway, the point is that our sunglasses and our regular prescription glasses are the same. No need to carry two pairs. It's very convenient.
    (Jean's glasses are bifocals: uncorrected at the larger top, and corrected for reading at the bottom.)

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    I wear trifocals, and my sunglasses and regular glasses are the same also.............I usually live in my sunglasses, due to light sensitivity...wear them until dusk.

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