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Eye Surgery

#1 Post by mikld » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 am

I've been wearing glasses since I was 14 and for the last 15 years have been wearing tri-focals. For my shooting I have adapted with receiver sights, peep sights, red dot, and scopes. I am scheduled to have cataract surgery next month and wondering if any members have experienced the surgery and how it affected sight picture? I asked my Dr. and was told it will be hard to predict the outcome for vision for shooting, but overall vision will improve (I have opted for distance vision implants with possible need gr "readers"). Anyone have cataracts removed and improved shooting/sight picture results?
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Re: Eye Surgery

#2 Post by JHarold » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:02 am

I just had both eyes done. same as you I opted for distance lens. I shoot a rossi 357, Marlin 39A both with peep sights.
before surgery the front sights were just a blur. after surgery they are crystal clear. I just had my final exam last Monday so
I have not got to the range as of yet. surgery was a piece of cake. where I had mine done the drops were all in one.
some still use the three different bottles of drops. that can be a pain keeping track of them. my vision is now 25/20.
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Re: Eye Surgery

#3 Post by crs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:42 am

Both eyes with good results several years ago.
Same results for my wife. No longer needs glasses to read. Shoots pistol better than ever!
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Re: Eye Surgery

#4 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:00 pm

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Mike, FYI - This has been discussed several times before, here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69493&p=802859&hili ... ry#p802859

Fear not - I had both eyes done, and can still use peepsights for hunting.

You will be amazed at the new clarity of vision - so say nothing about the vibrant colors you've been missing all these years (the natural lenses yellow over the years, diluting the colors around you - but you don't realize it until the surgery's complete).

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#5 Post by Old Ironsights » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:52 pm

In 2007 I had my "bad" (20/400) eye done at Rush Medical in Chicago.

I had "Intralase" "no knife" lasik.

My vision went from 20/400 to around 20/10. It eventually settled to 20/40 which is the same as my "good" (but uncorrectable) eye.

So I still have to wear bifocals (lasik doesn't cure old), but I can at least not have to order lenses from one of the three specialty grinders available to the world public...
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Re: Eye Surgery

#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 am

I had the right eye done in late April, the left in early May -- both for distance. I ended up with 20/20 in the left, 20/25 in the right -- and now need glasses to read. But I can do all right with both a peep sight and open sights on a revolver without the glasses, as the front sight on the rifle and the revolver sights at arms length are in the zone of focus. Unlike so many who have this procedure, I have had some "wrinkles." The first was swelling at the rear of my right eye, dead center. Just when I thought things had settled down, I began to lose focus in my right eye. It's an unusual but not unknown complication that was quickly resolved with steroid drops. The other wrinkle was "bleary" eyes and extreme photosensitivity. Seemed like I'd be up and about and all of a sudden my eyes felt like they were coated with glue --- and I just about needed sunglasses even in the house. This has slowly improved, but it still comes and goes. Kind of awkward though, to look like you're either on drugs or have hepatitis. "Sustane" brand eye drops help. I never go anywhere without sunglasses handy.
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Re: Eye Surgery

#7 Post by mikld » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 am

Didn't mean to resurrect an old, tired subject, but I've not had much luck with "search functions" on forums...
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Re: Eye Surgery

#8 Post by piller » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 pm

I have had 20/400 vision since 3 or 4 years of age. Some day I may try LASIK, but I wouldn't understand what it is to see 20/20. As far as seeing patients come in with eye correction surgery meds, they seldom have issues.
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Re: Eye Surgery

#9 Post by mark » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:11 am

You will be amazed at the new clarity of vision - so say nothing about the vibrant colors you've been missing all these years (the natural lenses yellow over the years, diluting the colors around you - but you don't realize it until the surgery's complete).

I had the cataracts replaced two years ago, it simple is amazing.

I no longer need glasses except to read in poor light, outside it's not a problem.

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#10 Post by Old Ironsights » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:37 pm

piller wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 pm
I have had 20/400 vision since 3 or 4 years of age. Some day I may try LASIK, but I wouldn't understand what it is to see 20/20. As far as seeing patients come in with eye correction surgery meds, they seldom have issues.
Yes you would. You just would have a hard time understanding doing it without coke bottles on your face.

I had 20/400 (gross and fine) x 20/40 (gross only) from birth. Well, actually it was worse because of the dramatic strabismus in my strong eye (but 20/400) eye and the coloboma in my weak (but 20/40) eye that makes it mechanically dyslexic.

Anyway, yes, getting used to not wearing frames can be a challenge, but given that LASIK can't fix "old", you will probably still need, at the very least, Readers, you could get much, much cheaper glasses to put on your face than the -10/+2 bifocals you are wearing now...
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