Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CliffnMesquite, Mar 28, 2014.
Anyone have this done?
I haven't, but a coworker had it done 2-3 years ago. His eyesight is like an 18 year old now, and he is in his early 60's. He still doesn't have to wear glasses.
According to my eye doctor I'm getting cataracts, but it's still too early for my insurance to pay for it. I was a bit disappointed.
My friend had this done, one eye at a time with a laser...both eyes done in three days and he can see through walls! lol
When I was young, my mother had that surgery but they actually had to pop the eye out and then the doctor had to scrap the catarac off.
That eye popping and scraping made me cringe
Cataract surgery today is a piece of cake. You will be seeing great in minimal time. My mom just got hers done at the Berkeley Eye Center in Houston and it worked wonders.
Thanks guys. I'm having mine done at U.T. Southwestern in Dallas. I can't wait.
Same here. My mom had the surgery and loved and a man I work with had it about 3 years ago and is thrilled.
How much does the procedure cost?
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Are they doing a corneal transplant, or is it a different procedure?
I have a transplant in my future thanks to fairly severe keratoconus, but they don't want to do it on me yet due to my age (30). Can't say I'm excited about the prospect of having eyeball surgery, but it would be nice to be able to see again.
No. Mine is a cataract surgery. They suction out the old lens (cataract) and put in an artifical lens. It will last longer than I will.
I also have a cataract in my other eye but it's not bad enough yet for surgery. They may perscribe a contact to even out my vision.
My Mom had a corneal transplant but she was elderly at the time. Medical science has come a long way in the past Twenty years.
I'm looking forward to the sugery.
Ah, I thought they did the same thing for cataracts. Shows what I know! Good luck, I'm sure you are looking forward to it.
Corneal transplant much, much bigger deal. Put off as long as you can. Torx implant is easy although doesn't always work out well the first time. They have ways of tweaking it with a cold laser. I'm getting mine down in 2-4 weeks. We can compare notes. GL.