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Since I am having cataract surgery next week, I was wondering how that surgery affected the shooting performance of others who have gone through this procedure?

I might add that my vision will be corrected for distance as well as astigmatism.
 

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Great for me, and I had both done as well. It's like walking out of a fog bank. you will see the light....truly amazing results.
 

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Did both eyes 2 winters ago with lens implants for optimum far vision. Needed only readers. Vision great until about 8 weeks later them developed floaters in both eyes about 2 wks apart. Floaters were clouds that revolved inside eyes and rendered vision worse than before cataract surgery. Got refered from Optomologist to a Retinal Surgery specialist and had Vetrectomy procedure done in both eyes this past winter. Floaters have been removed and vision now better than 20/20. Now learning to shoot again after dealing with the vision issues for almost 3 yrs. and all the bad habits I'd developed during that time. PM me if you'd like to discuss more.
 

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could not believe improvement, could not wait to have second eye done!!! I almost see where I missed!!
 

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Should have done it much sooner, Used Dr. Kimberly Ireland, St. Luke's of the Villages , had her use laser surgery with proprietary lenses.
I expect to move up at least one class this year.

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Since I am having cataract surgery next week, I was wondering how that surgery affected the shooting performance of others who have gone through this procedure?

I might add that my vision will be corrected for distance as well as astigmatism.
I had my left eye done last month and with the OK of my Dr. I was shooting practice in 4 days and a ATA match in less than 2 weeks, the first one available. My problem is that the vision and clarity improvement was so dramatic in my left eye that now my right eye, the "good" eye, is driving me crazy. I am having the right eye done the third week of August and can't wait until I can see clearly from both eyes. As shot410ga said, it was like walking into the light. Because of the gradual vision lost I had forgotten how vibrant colors were and now I can see the edges of the targets again instead of the orange blurs I had been shooting for so long. Good luck with the surgery.
 

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Did both eyes 2 winters ago with lens implants for optimum far vision. Needed only readers. Vision great until about 8 weeks later them developed floaters in both eyes about 2 wks apart. Floaters were clouds that revolved inside eyes and rendered vision worse than before cataract surgery. Got refered from Optomologist to a Retinal Surgery specialist and had Vetrectomy procedure done in both eyes this past winter. Floaters have been removed and vision now better than 20/20. Now learning to shoot again after dealing with the vision issues for almost 3 yrs. and all the bad habits I'd developed during that time. PM me if you'd like to discuss more.
Were the floaters due to the surgery?
 

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Fantastic for me, I told my Dr. what my concerns where and she choose the lenses. My sight is 20/20 in both eyes, actually a bit better than 20/20
 

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Great results, only had right eye done. Do still have glasses, but rarely wear\need them. Along with cataracts & astigmatism I also had a form of lazy eye, so Dr. said I would not have 20\20, --have about 20\25---20\30 marvelous improvement. hope you are as fortunate. Ross Puls
 

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Were the floaters due to the surgery?
Never had them prior to cataract surgery. Opthomologist said that floaters (Postierior Vitrious Detachment) can be caused by any thing considered "Tramatic" to the eye i.e.: any injury to the head like falling off a bicycle, a violent sneeze or surgery to the eye. A more accurate description of my vision after all this is right eye 20/10, left not quite 20/20, I'm right eye dominant.
 

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Did both eyes 2 winters ago with lens implants for optimum far vision. Needed only readers. Vision great until about 8 weeks later them developed floaters in both eyes about 2 wks apart. Floaters were clouds that revolved inside eyes and rendered vision worse than before cataract surgery. Got refered from Optomologist to a Retinal Surgery specialist and had Vetrectomy procedure done in both eyes this past winter. Floaters have been removed and vision now better than 20/20. Now learning to shoot again after dealing with the vision issues for almost 3 yrs. and all the bad habits I'd developed during that time. PM me if you'd like to discuss more.
Would you care to share the Dr's name and contact info, I am having the same problems. Thanks
 

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My eyesight greatly improved after the surgery, no ill effects. Shooting improved. Right eye is so much better I cannot believe it. You will be happy to have it done.
 

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1-1/2 years for me. I was 20/30 before surgery, same after implants. Shooting did nto change but colors did. Still using my old prescription.
 

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I have been to hell and back with my cataracts/surgery/posterior detached vitreous/surgery now have to shoot one eye
a more complete version is on my forum at a shotgun world Shotgunworld.com • Update on cataracts and my eye situation
one thing i am convinced is that after cataract surgery a lot of shooters end up cross-firing
 

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Hello. Had both eyes done about a year ago....about a month apart. Results initially Excellent but developed floaters in left eye, but luckily I shoot right-handed. Vision is good, floaters annoying. Glad I did it. Regards,. Ed
 

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I had the cataract surgery on my right eye done yesterday and today on the follow up visit to the Ophthalmologist I was 20/20 in my right eye. I have been struggling with left eye takeover for quite a while so I am looking forward to shooting again but will wait several weeks. I was told to wait 4 to 6 weeks before getting a refraction exam. I guess there is a way to bend the pins on my Decot frames to hold the thinner plano or whatever correction lens for my right eye ?? My scores this year have been in the tank because of the cataract but somehow I managed to shoot one good enough score to get a Handicap Trophy. Phil has explained before that the crossfiring problem is Not because the off eye sees the front bead but because the off/shoulder eye locks on the target. I know my left eye was locking on the target and my right eye was just going along for the ride but it could still Notice the hooded fiber optic front bead. I cannot explain how this can sometimes work but I think Dickgtax mentioned the same thing.
 

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Had both done a month apart, very successful. Then floaters were more prevalent than ever.

Had a vitrectomy in my left eye, which is my shooting eye. Did make the target stand out, the floaters are gone. Will still need distance correction and close correction.

Cataracts done by a Opthamologist. Vitrectomy done by a Retina Spec.

Suffered with the cataracts so long I could not drive at night.

Get it done
 

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A lot depends on the severity of the cataracts. If it's determined you have cataracts, but they are not "ripe" enough yet for surgery, but you go ahead with it anyway, don't expect your vision nor your shooting to improve. Your mileage may vary...

Jon Reitz
 
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