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Eye Surgery Coming Up

#1 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 am

I knew it was developing and today at a VA eye appointment the nice lady couldn't explain fuzzy vision in left eye except for cataracts. I'm actually looking forward to it. The eyes have seriously sucked for a long time. :D 8) :D
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#2 Post by piller » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:10 am

After the surgery, maybe you will be able to tell that it is a Lincoln, not a Cataract.
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#3 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:28 am

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After the surgery, maybe you will be able to tell that it is a Lincoln, not a Cataract.
That would be a real coup.....
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#4 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:39 am

Good luck my friend, may your groups shrink accordingly....... :D
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#5 Post by crs » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:03 am

Best wishes with your surgery. It worked out well for me.
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#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:17 am

Blaine, the same diagnosis 'splained why the vision in my right eye has gone south. Waiting to go on Medicare next March to get her done. Good luck with yours!

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#8 Post by Pitchy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:34 am

Best to ya Blaine, prayers up.
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#9 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:09 pm

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#10 Post by Sixgun » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:07 pm

piller wrote:
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After the surgery, maybe you will be able to tell that it is a Lincoln, not a Cataract.
Hay! Who says you can talk Ebonics on this board? :D

I say it will be a P.O.N.T.I.A.C. poor old ..... thinks it's a Cadillac.

Anyway...on to reality......Best of luck to ya Blaine. Yes, it will be a good thing to see better. No lie, my right eye is cannot-be-fixed 20-400, my left eye is color blind with 20-40 and needs glasses. -------6
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#11 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Sixgun wrote:
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:10 am
After the surgery, maybe you will be able to tell that it is a Lincoln, not a Cataract.
Hay! Who says you can talk Ebonics on this board? :D

I say it will be a P.O.N.T.I.A.C. poor old ..... thinks it's a Cadillac.

Anyway...on to reality......Best of luck to ya Blaine. Yes, it will be a good thing to see better. No lie, my right eye is cannot-be-fixed 20-400, my left eye is color blind with 20-40 and needs glasses. -------6
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#12 Post by OldWin » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Good luck Blaine.
I bet you are going to see a huge improvement.
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#13 Post by jeepnik » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:51 pm

Prayers up.
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#14 Post by JerryB » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:33 pm

Will be praying for you Blaine.
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#15 Post by Dan 444 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:33 pm

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#16 Post by BlaineG » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:39 pm

I appreciate the support. Thanks :D 8)
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#17 Post by piller » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:56 pm

After the surgery, be diligent in following the Opthalmologist's instructions. Techniques and equipment improve all the time. When it is healed, you will wonder why no one told you about your cataracts before.
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#18 Post by BlaineG » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:39 pm

piller wrote:
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After the surgery, be diligent in following the Opthalmologist's instructions. Techniques and equipment improve all the time. When it is healed, you will wonder why no one told you about your cataracts before.
That "no lifting 10 pounds" will be tough...especially when I have to urinate. :(
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#19 Post by Sixgun » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:22 pm

BlaineG wrote:
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That "no lifting 10 pounds" will be tough...especially when I have to urinate. :(
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#20 Post by Griff » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:10 pm

Prayers up on the upcoming trip under the knife.
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#21 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:36 pm

Have fun. I think it is one of the few surgeries where people actually feel better and ARE better within 24 hours. Pretty cool stuff.

The only problem is you won't have any more excuses for not being a good shot.....! :o :D
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#22 Post by BlaineG » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:52 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
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Have fun. I think it is one of the few surgeries where people actually feel better and ARE better within 24 hours. Pretty cool stuff.

The only problem is you won't have any more excuses for not being a good shot.....! :o :D
I don't need any excuses now... :lol: :lol:
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#23 Post by jeepnik » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:30 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:39 pm
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:56 pm
After the surgery, be diligent in following the Opthalmologist's instructions. Techniques and equipment improve all the time. When it is healed, you will wonder why no one told you about your cataracts before.
That "no lifting 10 pounds" will be tough...especially when I have to urinate. :(
Darn you have gained a lot of weight. :P
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#24 Post by BlaineG » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:09 pm

:roll: :roll: As usual, VA takes its own sweet time. I'll get an evaluation by the surgeon on 25 August. Then, if applicable, a surgery date prolly a month or more out. Having complained a bit, I still remain truly grateful for my VA treatment.
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#25 Post by JReed » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:15 am

They maybe slooooooooow but when they get to you they tend to do a decent job. Hoping for the best for ya
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#26 Post by Steelbanger » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:41 am

My cataract surgery is half way finished. I had an appointment for March 14, that being the date of our first and last significant snowfall of the 2016-17 winter. Naturally they cancelled all the appointments and gave me a new appointment for some time in May, if I recall correctly. This was then changed to June and finally one last appointment which was in July. That treatment was a snap and now I was ready to get the other eye finished before our early deer season starts.

My Dr. couldn't find a date until October so I postponed that appt. to January, after all the deer and extended deer seasons were over. Since this is probably going to be my last deer season I didn't want to miss it because of my eyes. I will be ready in January provided that we aren't snowed in.

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#27 Post by piller » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 am

As far as eye drops go, the insurance companies say you can get 20 drops out of each milliliter. I wonder how the pencil pushing penurious Scrooges think that it is possible to never miss your eye with a drop? Hitting your eye with a drop is not the easiest thing in the world.
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#28 Post by BlaineG » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:39 am

piller wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 am
As far as eye drops go, the insurance companies say you can get 20 drops out of each milliliter. I wonder how the pencil pushing penurious Scrooges think that it is possible to never miss your eye with a drop? Hitting your eye with a drop is not the easiest thing in the world.
I don't even try. I pull the lower lid down and let a drop barely touch it. Done and Done... :D
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#29 Post by throckmorton4440 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:49 pm

had mine done a few years ago, and the lens they put in was like a miniature contact lens. BEST vision i've had in DECADES. And man was it a bright new world out there !!!! And bye bye coke bottles. !

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#30 Post by JB » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:00 pm

My dad has his done earlier this year. He hadn't been able to shoot open sights for several years. He now shoots them just fine. It did wonders for his vision.

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#31 Post by Rusty » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:11 pm

When my wife was working as a nurse in the recovery room they would often have patients that were return customers. One lady had already done the cataract in one eye and she was back for the second one. My wife greeted her and asked her how she liked being able to see again. She said well it has it's good and bad points. My wife was surprised, she said oh what are the bad points? She said well you know I went shopping for some wallpaper for my bathroom. I hired a professional to come put it up and it was really pretty with nice little green flowers on it. After I got my first eye done I looked at that wallpaper and found out that they weren't flowers at all, they are frogs... and I hate frogs.
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#32 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:23 pm

I hope they do both of them at the same time. It takes VA a couple months to get new glasses to ya.....
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#33 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:03 am

Blaine, my cataract is getting noticeably worse. Night driving is out, and day is getting sketchier. Have you already had your surgery, or is it scheduled?

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#34 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:10 am

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:23 pm
I hope they do both of them at the same time......


NOooooo ! ! ! :shock:

AFAIK, both eyes are NEVER done at the same time, just in case................ :roll:

AND, most likely, your vision will change - after my surgery I require RX glasses only for reading fine print, light print, or reading in dim light, and can get by with $1 reading glasses (several magnifications available) from a Dollar Store.


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#35 Post by BlaineG » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:18 pm

They could not say for sure whether or not my very fuzzy vision in left was a cataract. On a scale of 1-5 they said mine was a 2 and should not be causing the problem. They gave me some eyedrops for dry eye and kicked the can down the road until the end of Nov. :roll: After 2 months of the drops, I don't see one bit of improvement. :roll:
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