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Cataract, how long

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by jhmorrisn, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

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    How long before I can get back to trap shooting after cataract surgery?

    I asked the Dr.s and they just looked at me.

    Must not have been trap shooter.
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Within a week. Had it done last year. Bulge.
     
  3. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    I started back about a week later...worked out fine.
     
  4. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    What affect do cataracts have on your sight? My Dr. told me that I have them developing in both eyes. Lately I see halos around lights at night head lights, street lights , tail lights is that the issue?
     
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    Bruce, what you are seeing is the result of an excessive amount of alcaholic beverege intake. Bulge.
     
  6. pat drake

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    Bruce, cataracts are when the lens inside your eye basically start to get foggy. they are supposed to be clear. the worse they get, the "foggier" everything appears. the lens is shaped like a small M&M candy. It has a hard outside and a soft inside. When a doctor does cataract surgery, they go in and suck out the inside of the lens. (the foggy part) leaving only the hard outer shell. they then place an artificial implant that fills in the part that they sucked out. These implants are kinda spring loaded, so when they are placed they are pretty much in there for good. A person should be able to return to shooting within a week or two with no problems. hope that helps. pat
     
  7. Bruce Specht

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    Thanks for the info I guess that I'll need the surgery in a year or so based on the Drs assesment. Bulge, you think you could have told me this some years ago?
     
  8. ksshooter

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    I had mine done on a Monday and shot my first targets on Saturday. I asked the club manager when they went back to black rimmed targets...she said they have always had them...I had not seen the black ring for about 2 years.

    cs
     
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