Cataract surgery ?

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Every situation is different ... every one. I had my first eye done last Thursday ... six days ago. Now, I did have some complications, but I have had some very miserable days since then. Just today, my eye feels almost back to normal. I definitely did not see any immediate improvement. I wound up with an abrasion on my eye, which led to a couple of different ointments and adjustments in drops and ointments. Today, my vision might be almost back to where it was prior to the surgery. I'm not saying, don't have the surgery. If you need it, you need it. I was to a "have to" type of situation and it sounds like you are, too. I just don't want you to believe you are gonna' feel like a kid with a new toy immediately after surgery. You won't. Good luck and keep us posted.

I certainly hope the other eye goes better for you.
 

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I am not diabetic so cannot comment on that. Vision was going bad enough that regular eye doc could not correct with eye glasses into the 20/20 or 20/15 range as he could for years. Best he could do was about 20/35. What I didn't realize was how compromised my color acuity had become. The cataracts had added a significant and growing dingy grey brown cast to my world.

In early Summer 2019 I had the Symphony lens system installed in both eyes after cataract removal in both. I am not a poster child for improvement as I didn't get 20/20 in both eyes at all distances. I got great color acuity again, along with something around 20/30 or a little more vision. My regular eye doc did recently correct me into the 20/20 to 20/15 range in both eyes. Reset me back over 50 years. Whole process took me around 11 months, including the removal of the post surgery grey film. Film develops in over 50% of cataract patients over a few month post surgery. Easy, quick office procedure with a laser once it's "ripe". I think COVID-19 added a month or two to the normal time cycle.

I had a good bit of astigmatism before and still have some residual that the new lens could not correct. The eye glasses take care of that.

Yes, I would do it again. It's nice to see blue sky again and know that the coat I'd worn for 4 years was not black but actually dark navy.
 

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... including the removal of the post surgery grey film. Film develops in over 50% of cataract patients over a few month post surgery. Easy, quick office procedure with a laser once it's "ripe".

Yeah ... actually scar tissue. Doc warned me of that before we did anything. I asked him if it would be obvious? Would I definitely notice a change, or would my optometrist pick up on it? His response was "Oh, you'll know." Did you notice a definite change?
 

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Yeah ... actually scar tissue. Doc warned me of that before we did anything. I asked him if it would be obvious? Would I definitely notice a change, or would my optometrist pick up on it? His response was "Oh, you'll know." Did you notice a definite change?
Film growth was gradual enough that I didn't particularly notice it until maybe a couple weeks before the appointment. Doc wanted it to be "ripe" before he popped it with the laser. Like a pin sticking a balloon. A few floaters for a couple days then clearness. Doc did one pop at a time, about a week apart. I was on steroid eye drops for the affected eye during the week.
 

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Hope you heal up and everything turns out alright @DRC458.

Both my referring doctor and the doctor that's actually doing the the procedure told me that the after surgery film will appear sooner or later and that it will need to be removed.......quick, easy and a piece of cake from what they said.
 
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