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Cataract surgery in May

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CliffnMesquite, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have this done?
  2. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    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.
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    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.
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  4. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    That eye popping and scraping made me cringe
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    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.
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  7. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm having mine done at U.T. Southwestern in Dallas. I can't wait.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Same here. My mom had the surgery and loved and a man I work with had it about 3 years ago and is thrilled.
  9. Stryker44

    Stryker44 ^^^Skins Fan

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    How much does the procedure cost?
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  11. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    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.
  12. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    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.
  13. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    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.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    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.

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