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Cataract surgery?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by PerazziMX2000, May 24, 2012.

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  1. PerazziMX2000

    PerazziMX2000 TS Member

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    How long after cataract surgery before you were able to shoot again? Have a friend going to do this shortly and was wanting to know.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

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    generally within a week...
     
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    If I remember right, it was about 3 weeks because my surgeon didn't use any stitches and wanted to be sure that thngs had healed properly.
     
  4. ewayne

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    I had to wait 1 week after surgery on each eye. My surgeon was great. It was much easier than going to the dentist. Going from nearly blind to 20/20 was priceless.
     
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    Just under a week. Had the right one done and going to do the left by end of year. Real easy procedure. Tell him not to worry. Mike.
     
  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear the positive comments, I'm having my right eye done June 13th two weeks later the left.
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    I was closer to Get-ER-Done. Why rush and risk a screw-up.
     
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    Don't want to scare anyone, but I had cataract surgery on my left eye on April 9th...had an abraison which complicated matters. Constant pain still and when I sleep, the eye lid welds shut and creates problems. I'm type 1 diabetic and that creates more risk. Back to surgeon on the 31st to review but my guess is he will not do the right eye at all considering results so far on the left. Not really sure I'll ever shoot again considering remaining cataract on right and problems with left.

    Again, risk is much greater w/type 1 diabetics. In two years of talking with surgeons, I had one give me a 40% chance of complications, one would not consider doing surgery on me at all. I finally settled for a surgeon rated in the top 5 in the world and is head of research at U of Texas/Southwestern.

    Good luck!

    milt
     
  9. twoatloweight

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    I have had both eyes done by Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa.Surgeon was a shooter.

    Surgery on Monday,shooting on Friday.
     
  10. grntitan

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    Hate to hear that Milt. Stay positive and hopefully the Docs will be able to get you mended.

    Matt
     
  11. OldPshtr

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    My dr who shoots some had me wait a month.
    LISTEN to your DR.

    Little hard to get used to not shooting but also be hard to get
    used to being blind.
     
  12. halfmile

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    If they want you to get one eye done for distance and one for close up, DON'T.
    Get them both done for distance.

    I use dollar store readers sometimes but my shooting is excellent, after years of myopia.

    When I was a kid, people with cataracts just went blind. this is one of the most wonderful miracles of the modern age.

    HM
     
  13. EuroJoe

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    It depends on whether or not stitches are used. two weeks without stitches, next day if stiched, as in haveing astigmatism corrected when installing corrective implants.
     
  14. Caribou woodland

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    No rush..... I took a month off.
    But the next morning look in the mirror you will see a older men ha ha ha.
    And on your gun you will see nice beeds plus you will also see that ther is
    nice yellow cruching target.Now dont lift your hesd.
    You be use to in few weeks.

    Salutations
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    Google it and there is a very good youtube. Nice to watch. No problem. The biggest pain is putting in the drops afterward.

    Bill
     
  16. halfmile

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    Yes, the drops.

    Be very religious about the drops and follow the directions exactly.

    HM
     
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    You never know how bright the world is till you have them removed. I had to go to 2 shades darker lens right after the surgery and now just 1 shade darker.
     
  18. BigM-Perazzi

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    Sorry to hear that Milt. I can have nothing but praise for my surgeon. Distance only!! Went from 20-400 to the 20-20... stared at lightbulbs like a moth..
     
  19. PerazziMX2000

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    Thank You all for your comments, He is having these done a little bit ahead of the grand and you have eased his mind.
     
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