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Cataract Surgery

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posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

There's another option!

I had cataract surgery about a decade ago (both eyes, not at the same time though). What I opted for is what they called 'mono-vision' (pretty sure that's what it's called), which is where they make one eye far-sighted and the other near-sighted. They do this artificially with contacts in some military helicopter pilots (where they have a monocle over one eye for targeting). You have to train your brain to adjust to it, but in the end you wind up with actually better than 20/20 vision. I will likely never need glasses again, and my wife says I have "Bionic eyeballs" now because I can see everything in exquisite detail (both near and far).

You might talk to your eye surgeon about this. It's pretty spectacular.

The way your brain works with it is, your brain learns to look at distant objects through one eye, and near objects with the other. It's not a conscious switch from one to the other, but your brain just learns to do it automatically.

About the only negative thing I can say about it is, I now have a problem with bugs on a windshield directly in front of my field of view. There's something about a smudge being on a piece of glass which is between me and what I'm looking at in the distance. It's like my eyes keep switching back and forth (near, far, near, far, etc.) so I have to stop and clean it off. If I don't I'll get a headache after a while (not like a major headache, but just an irritating one). In any case, I'd recommend this procedure to anyone! It's AWESOME to be able to see like this! (Note: The glass thing doesn't happen with just any glass, it's just that a car windshield seems to be at just the right distance to cause it, but only when the object is directly in front of where I'm looking).




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posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:03 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

She wasn't given a sedative, it was done with her laying on a bed with me holding her hand, in and out in 5 minutes, she did have some numbing drops, but it still hurt her, she was in pain for days. It's similar to what they give glaucoma patients, there was a room full of old people waiting for their turn, some of them get an injection monthly.



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Well that does suck. I was told my eye pressure is slightly high. But so is the other eye not operated on. Maybe ill need those fun shots.



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Yup, I have considered that option. I need to decide. Thanks for bringing it up!



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:13 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

That's what issue was, she woke up with pain, her pressure was at like 50 , it was pretty bad, she's lost most of her vision now as a result of the pressure and the specialists don't even know why it happened, she was just unlucky.

I'm glad you got through it without issues, sux being over 40,i have a lump in my chest and need to get a camera down the throat, I should be thankful I guess it doesn't need to go up my ass as well...



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Lol, you got a point. I'm dreading the day a colonoscopy is needed... I hope your procedure goes well.



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

Thanks, and same to you when you go for the left..



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:11 AM
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Hey, I want to post another update in case anyone is still interested in this.

Tomorrow at noon, I will have surgery on my left eye. After that, this whole cataract surgery thing will finally be over.

I am nervous, but only because the surgeon told me that the second time around, the effects from the anesthesia is often different than the first time. Great. I really wish he didn't tell me that.

The first time helped me to not fear the second time. Now this. So yeah I can't help but have anxiety.

Here we go again. To anyone whom might be reading this? Please wish me luck. I'll report back. Hopefully tomorrow night.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:16 AM
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Good luck, you'll be fine

I wanted to be put under for mine but my blood pressure was a bit high, did it without and it was a breeze, 1st was scary of course, 2nd was no biggie..and I am the biggest chickensh#t

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posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Thanks Von. I needed to hear that. It helps!



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

They really have this procedure aced these days..let us know how it goes.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

I will for sure update when its over with.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 07:12 AM
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Good luck drummer dude. I get my right eye done in a month. REALLY looking forward to seeing stuff again.



posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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Back from surgery. I guess they just knocked me out this time. I did remember a little more tho in the OR. No memory of the slicing and dicing tho. Eye is scratchy and blurry. Scratchiness should be gone within a day or so. Blurriness 3 to 5 days.

Just gonna take it easy now. I got a week off to chill.
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