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CATARACTS-----Need Help

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by wbill, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. wbill

    wbill Member

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    I have been told I have a cataract on my right eye which is my shooting eye. My question is when I have this taken out how well will I be able to see the target? My doctor also recommended using a single focal lens instead of the new lens that will let me see at all distances which means I will still have to use glasses for reading. Any of you have the new multi focal lens and do they work for you? Any comments welcome.
    Thanks Bill,
     
  2. Gross Man

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    I had both of my eyes done. It was great - good shooting ahead. The milti focus probably will help you with the near stuff, but not a factor in shotgun shooting. We should hear from the eye professionals on TS.Com, but it is the distance you really need for the shotgun sports. You can use bifocals like the rest of us for reading and computer stuff. Bill
     
  3. Tailbuster

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    Bill,

    If the cataract is dense enough that it is interfering with your life at all(shooting or whatever) you should have it removed. Your vision will be much brighter and clearer. You might still need glasses after surgery for distance, maybe not, but it's better going into it with the understanding that you might. Almost certainly you will need them for reading.

    With shooting as your favorite hobby and goal, I would say you should stay with the distance lens for the implant. Some of the new multifocal implants are OK but they all involve a bit of compromise in vision either far or close or both. They are terrific for a lot of people that do typical things, but for someone that wants to see clearly as they can at distance. I would go for the distance lens and put reading glasses on.

    all the best,
    john
     
  4. wbill

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    Thanks guys for the comments. As of now my cataract is not the cloudy type. I am seeing ghost images and some double vision and when it is overcast the targets get really hard to see. I quest I am just being a little worried of loosing my vision.
    Bill
     
  5. halfmile

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    Cataract surgery is one of the most prominent miracles of modern medicine.

    If you wear glasses normally, get both eyes done. Your doctor will know when to refer you to a specialist. In every area there is usually one who is the top dog.

    Ours is Kevin Winkers. Now is that Freudian or what? I wonder what the top proctologist's name is.

    HM
     
  6. tlea

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    Walked into the hospital at 7:30AM and was home (after stopping for breakfast) by 10AM. Had one eye done with fixed lens. 20/20 the next AM. Highly recommend it.
     
  7. sherpa

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    had both eyes done 20/15 now in both, have to use glasses for close work. get it done....
     
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