Cataract surgery this a.m.

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Cataract surgery this a.m.

Post by ToledoCat#2 » December 9th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Not a lot of fun, vision still blurry. But hoping for the best from my new "eye." Getting the other done next Monday.

Hoping to see better for driving at night.

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Post by stlcatfan » December 9th, 2019, 3:32 pm

I hope everything goes well.

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Post by kinsleycat » December 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm

My brother had worn glasses for 60 years. He had cataract surgery and they fixed him up to 20-20 vision while they were at it. His vision was fuzzy for a week or so following the eye surgery.

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Post by PurpleWildcat » December 11th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Cataract surgery has come a long ways from when I was 17, 37 years ago. Getting hit by a line drive in the on deck circle is not very pleasant. I still have the hard lens with the wires that hold it in place. At least the next season, which was my last, was the best season I ever had. Toledo, you'll have to let us know how it is for night driving. Mine is still a little weird at night, but that is probably more from some of the other issues after my accident.
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Post by ToledoCat#2 » December 12th, 2019, 10:30 am

My vision is alternately good and slightly fuzzy in my "new" eye. Haven't driven at night yet. Probably won't know until I get both eyes done and give the surgery some time. 2nd eye on thd 19th.

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Post by RichardZ » December 13th, 2019, 11:22 am

Hey, Toledo...We should have gotten a twofer.

I had my first eye done 12/12. Next eye to be done 12/27.

I don't have much better vision in the eye just completed, but the Doc said this morning that I have small eye balls and that he beat
me up pretty good getting rid of the cataract and that it should clear up in a few days.
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Post by learnin » December 13th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Had mine done last April. I don't need glasses now. Man, what a difference. Things are bright and so much colorful. I can see up close very good, four or five feet out very clear and somewhat blurry at distance. But I'm not wearing glasses for that. I do have two floaters in the center of my vision, which I believe are due to the puncture site. As time goes by, the brain compensates.

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Post by ToledoCat#2 » December 14th, 2019, 10:21 am

I'm also colorblind. So, my vision might be brighter after surgery, but it won't be more colorful. Sadly. However, small grandkids love it that grandpa doesn't know his colors very well.

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Post by RichardZ » December 20th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Update: I now have the eyes of a young eagle in the eye that the doc worked on. Before the operation my left eye seemed like it was smeared with petroleum jelly.

Looking forward to the next operation.
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Post by WIldWIllieCat » December 20th, 2019, 9:23 pm

That's fantastic news Richard, my heart is gladdened at the news that you and Toledo are doing so well.

What do you do with one eye cleared up and one not? When do you get the next one done?

@Toledo - have you tried the color-blind corrective glasses?
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