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Cataract Surgery

Who's had it? I've been told I need it, but have always been kind of freaked-out about anything to do with my eyes.

If so, could you share your experience?

Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 8:20 AM

Tell your ophthalmologist you want lens implants that will make your eyes look like Data's on TNG.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Sunday at 5:06 AM

Had the surgeries a year ago. Definite improvement—no cloudiness, clearer vision, though I still wear glasses (I’m extremely near-sighted). Surgeries were short, non traumatic and no side effects. It takes about a month to get full use of both eyes, but you can still read and work during that recovery period. My insurance covered most of it and I have vision insurance that made the new prescription glasses around 200 rather than the 900 they would have been without the insurance.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Sunday at 5:21 AM

I started this thread after my diagnosis. Mine won't need surgery for a while.

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by Anonymousreply 3Last Sunday at 5:25 AM

Ugh, I'm only 40, but noticing the rims of cataracts forming around my irises. Like OP, I'm freaked out by anything having to do with my eyes, so I really appreciate this question.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Sunday at 5:26 AM

R4 -- are you sure you aren't conflating arcus sinilis with cataract?

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Sunday at 5:56 AM

bump for more posts

by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 8:20 AM
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