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Post by Hovannes » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Dang!
Anyone here been down that trail?
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Re: Cataracts

Post by JimVH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:31 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Dang!
Anyone here been down that trail?
I've escorted my wife and both parents down that trail. I was really impressed at the ease and speed of recovey and the lense options they have now are almost sci-fi cool.

My day is coming, though.

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Re: Cataracts

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:52 am

Yes I had a Cadillac in one eye.
They are fairly easy to fix now.
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Re: Cataracts

Post by Goose55 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 am

Hovannes wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Dang!
Anyone here been down that trail?
I seem to remember the eye doc saying something about my having a mild case of it already. I just turned 63.

We older guys (and gal pipe smokers) are like used cars. Leaking oil, suspension wearing out, and a rod is knocking in the engine. Soon the wheels will fall off and that'll be it.
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Post by CodeMonkey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:19 am

Been there. I had very good results. One difference that surprised me was the difference in how white looked. In between having the eyes done, I noticed that with the completed eye a piece of paper was very bright. With the other eye it looked like dirty snow. My vision improved dramatically as well.
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Re: Cataracts

Post by tim_witten » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Hovannes wrote:Dang!
Anyone here been down that trail?

Having helped with my Great Aunt’s surgeries in late 1980s and my father in law’s surgeries in January of this year; I’d say the whole process is a lot easier today; he only needs readers now not bifocals and if his mind was right he could be back behind the wheel.


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Re: Cataracts

Post by Goose55 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Next annual VA physical I will seek to schedule an eye exam and seek to get a cataracts procedure.
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