Post by rickyguitar on Jul 20, 2020 0:03:13 GMT -5
This Wednesday. I have been under the knife more than a half dozen times. Had an eye injury that took a couple years to heal, with a lot of Dr in the eye care. I am not looking forward to it. My wife has already had it, says dont worry it is not bad. Just mentally I dont wanna. Oh well. On a related note Dr's office has not yet gotten FMLA forms to my employer. My 1st visit was over month ago and I hand carried the forms to them. An excellent eye surgeon recommended this guy as an excellent surgeon. Wish he had excellent office staff. I know I am just whining. I hate wine. Think I will get some scotch. Cheers.
Had both eyes done a little over a year ago. I'll admit I'm a big 'ol baby when it comes to such matters, but honestly it wasn't bad. The biggest pain was the inconvenience of the stupid eye drops afterwards. If you can get the all in one instead of 3 separate drops do it. Good luck, you got this.
I had my left done first, then the right a week later. Both eyes took some time to clear up, particularly the worst eye (right). Yeah, the contrast in clarity between the two before having the 2nd surgery is stark. White walls looked yellow by comparison when looking with the unoperated eye. I've had 2 residual things; never had dry eyes before, now I do. I also get halo rings around light sources at night, for instance an led clock when waking up in the middle of the night. This is supposed to have gone away but mine never did. If I open my eyes wider and stare for a few seconds the halos dissipate.
Post by stratcowboy on Jul 20, 2020 9:04:17 GMT -5
Yeah...I can dig the anxiety bit. I had both eyes done 9 years ago. But going in there I just had to wonder, "They're going to poke my eye with a sharp instrument and that's going to make me see better?? What are they crazy??!!" But it was a great experience (had them done a month apart). The first one was truly an epiphany; I was very emotional the next day at getting my sight back. The un-repaired eye kind of gave up at trying to keep pace with the repaired one after that 1st 2 weeks. But this is one of modern medicine's most simple and successful procedures. Just great stuff. I've got my 20/20 back (just had my annual follow-up about a month-and-a-half ago) and only use low-powered readers.
Post by swampyankee on Jul 20, 2020 10:25:00 GMT -5
"Doctor, will I be able to play the violin after the surgery?" "Why yes, you should be able to play the violin." "That's funny doc, I was never able to play violin before."
The joke I think of when I hear people talk about getting near-perfect vision after cataract surgey. I've had myopia and astigmatism since the 2nd grade.
I was diagnosed with cataracts a couple years ago, not that I'd noticed beyond the normal struggles with eyeglass prescriptions. I'm waiting for my next eye exam to see if my cataracts are considered bad enough to get fixed yet. Meanwhile, I just keep my glasses clean, which is probably not the real issue. From what yous guys are saying, I'm getting more eager to hear the doctor's diagnosis.
I've had both done. Other than remembering to take drops and wearing an eyepatch at night (for a few days) it was not bad. And my uncorrected vision went to 20-20 distance (still need reading glasses).
Have them check beyond 20/20 and see how it really is. Probably better than that.
At my recent exam they were checking both eyes prior to a procedure (cataract related) on my left eye.
I'm reading the lines with my right eye and got to a line where I said, "I'll be guessing here a bit on this one". I read it and tech tells me I got a few right and a few wrong. Then she says, "if you can't read that one it's ok ... That's the 20/15 line".
Here's my experience. I got the surgery in Dec.,2019 I'm not completely happy with the results. I've had the variable rate bifocals for most of my life. My vision started getting worse. I was told I would definitely need cataract surgery. They offered me regular lenses for the inside the eyes implants or a special lens that would compensate for my astigmatism. They ssaid I wouldn't need glasses at all, if I took the better lenses, but they would be an extra $1600 per lens, if I wanted the better lenses. I decided to stick with the cheaper stuff since I'm no spring chicken, and I had worn glasses my whole life.
I was measured for another set of variable lenses. After a few weeks passed I was pretty good on the far sight, but reading vision was worse than I had before. I complained to the DR and he said things could change for me as we get further out. I do a lot of reading, computer work, woodworking so I need to see closeup. I went back to Costco and they agreed to redo the prescription at no charge. Nice people. Problem was after a few weeks my near vision began to go downhill again. I used my wife's generic far sighted store-bought lenses for near vision. He also told me I had started to develop a bit of dry
I now need to travel with two sets of glasses. I'm really not happy with the results.
I also had the standard "distance" hard lenses implanted.
I have some astigmatism in my right eye as well. My vision overall is more satisfying under normal daily circumstances with the left eye. However my close-up vision (in that right eye) is aided a bit by the astigmatism. My surgeon told me back when I had the initial surgery that if I wanted to correct this for better overall vision in the future, they could do lasik and correct it for me.
I have a good use for that naturally improved close-up in the right eye, so I have no real desire to change anything.
On my eye exams I when they correct for focal distance I have the distance / mid-range / reading as usual, but I have the mid-range focus at 31". That is the distance from my right eye to the front sight of my Glock 17. While I can easily see the front sight well enough to shoot without correction, these safety glasses bring the front sight in so sharp I can count serrations on the ramp.
Those same glasses are what I use for computer, desk, projects in the shop, car projects ... that 31" is very versatile for me. They work perfectly fine for reading as well, just hold the material out a bit more.
I hope they figure a way to get your sight more to your satisfaction.
rickyguitar ... glad to hear things are moving forward in a way that gives you confidence in the process. You'll do fine.
Post by rickyguitar on Aug 6, 2020 11:49:42 GMT -5
2nd eye done on Monday. All went well. They asked if I was comfortable on the first one, I was not. They added Fentanyl to the mix, I was thinking 'me and Mikey, and prince and Tom Petty'. It was better. I see better at a distance but need readers BUT everything is so much brighter. Very glad I had it done. Credit card should be paid off next month, so yay!
Yeah, its amazing how much brighter things are. I didn't opt for enhanced lenses and the one thing I've noticed is I used to be able to squint my way into occasionally making things out without readers. Now forget it, readers are an absolute must. But distance is 20/20.