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Cataract Surgery - WOW what a difference

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ysr_racer, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Active Member

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    I had my right eye done this morning. I never realized my den had white walls, I thought they were yellow all this time.

    I'm ready to do the left eye TODAY !!!
     
  2. Bruce Specht

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    ysr racer, It's great isn't it? I had my right eye done June 15th I had 20/20 uncorrected the next day. Had the second eye done two weeks later 20/20 both eyes uncorrected really helped my shooting. And everything else that I had trouble seeing.
     
  3. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I was just at the eye Dr's this afternoon. Had my rihgt one done about a year ago and set up the left one Last week of Sept. today. Mike.
     
  4. sixten38

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    All y'all are discussing lens replacement due to cataracts?
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    that would be it sixten.. I spent 2 days staring at light bulbs at work after mine..
     
  6. pdq

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    racer:

    Had mine done in April. Left eye is now 20/20, right is 20/30, and am scheduled in to have some astigmatism removed from right eye which will get me to 20/20. I was so nearsighted I was legally blind without glasses or contacts. Wore glasses since I was 7.

    I had Multi-Focal IntraOccular Lenses inserted in place of the cataracts and not only do no longer need glasses or contacts, but after needing reading glasses for the last 6 years I no longer need them.

    Life changing -- can't wait to get the right eye to 20/20.

    Pete
     
  7. mette56

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    Had left eye done in early April. Complications and corrective surgery since then. Pain every day but finally OK about 2 weeks ago. Scheduled for right eye 1st of October. Surgeon is shaking in his boots. It's different with me as I'm a Type 1 diabetic. Was hoping to resume shooting by the Grand, MO Fall Caps at the latest but it'll be next year if I'm lucky and all goes well. Now that the left has healed...Yep, astounding colors and clarity. Can't wait till they're both done...watch out trapshooting world...I'll be back soon! And maybe for the first time in 6 years, I'll be able to see what I'm shooting at...LOL!

    milt
     
  8. EuroJoe

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    You may or may not need corrective eyeglasses after cataract surgery. As the eye heals, it may change shape somewhat, and that's what affects your vision. I had both eyes done in early April, and eyes have been changing ever since. Now are stabilized, hopefully permanently.
     
  9. shot410ga

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    I'm scheduled to see the eye doc on the 7th. Maybe it will help my shooting. Because, it's sure gone down the tube the last couple of years.
     
  10. ysr_racer

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    The best way to describe how my vision has improved is with this picture


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  11. claybrdr

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    You seem awfully young for cataract surgery. My wife had both eyes done in her early 60s and everyone thought that was very young for the procedure! They thought I must have been hitting her in the head....

    I'm having floater-flashes and may have early stages of a detached retina. Going to a retina specialist next week.
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

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    claybrdr, I was 56 when I had mine.

    Toddy, I'd get another doctor...

    Unless you've had retinal damage, there's no reason to come out with worse vision..

    EuroJoe, your not changing the shape of the eye, only inserting a corrective lense thru a very small (3 mm ) opening on the side. The slit is basically self healing and should create no scar tissue or anything else that would affect the shape of the eye.
     
  13. GW22

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    Toddy: You're my Mark II Blood Brother, but I'm extremely tempted to make a tasteless Canadian healthcare joke! If I succumb to tempotation, please forgive me!

    -Gary :p

    PS: Kidding aside, I hope you get it straightened out soon.
     
  14. JACK

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    ysr... bless you son
     
  15. ysr_racer

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    >> You seem awfully young for cataract surgery.

    I'm 54, but I have Crohn's disease and took prednisone for years when I was younger. The Doc says that's what did it to me.

    Not only did they clear up my vision, but they corrected it too. Now it's 20/20 in my right eye.
     
  16. old tex

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    Better than 20/20 both eyes after being 20/400 all my life!

    Actually see whole targets instead of streaks - get good Dr. and don't look back BTW I am 81 - do require "readers".

    oldtex
     
  17. EuroJoe

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    Big M, I know what the surgery is, I've got a video of the procedure being done, and Pics of my own eye in the process.
     
  18. ysr_racer

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    A few people have asked me about the procedure, so here goes:

    • Three days prior to the surgery I started putting in antibiotic drops in my eye, three times a day

    • The day of the surgery I put in ten drops to dilate my eye

    • Wifey drops me off for surgery at 6:30

    • Fill out paper work until 7:00

    • Go into pre-op at 7:05

    • They put 15 or so more drops in my eye, as well as hook me up to a BP monitor

    • They start an IV of Valium and Versed. Valium calms you down, Versed is an amnesiac.

    • They wheeled me in at 7:45, and wheeled me out at 8:00

    • By 8:15 I was awake and could already see better

    You're awake for the whole thing, but you can't remember it because of the Versed.

    I remember them turning on the music, and I remember the doctor saying, "Look directly into the light", and that was it.

    If your doctor recommends it, go for it.

    The worst part is no smoking or shooting for a month.
     
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    I remember the entire surgery (I think). Mine took a little longer than racers but was not uncomfortable at all. The nurse was cute so I had a good distraction for sure. I was not asked to take anything or apply anything before I entered the surgery room. I'm difficult to dilate and it usually takes several attempts. I had to apply 3 different drops 4 times per day and a suave at night for weeks after the surgery. Then, because of complications, I had to re-start drops and suave. Good advice from racer...if your Dr. says OK, go for it...especially if the nurse is cute!

    milt
     
  20. BigM-Perazzi

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    Euro, guess you got what you paid for...

    I skipped the video...

    Now, my colonoscopy, I could send you a copy.

    (Grin)
     
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