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Patty - Do you use a monocle?

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@Frozenoem wrote:

 

Wilful,

 

"Good on you"

 

Have to ask SA,TAS,VIC WA or UK?

 

You gave me a flashback with that expression.

Frozen


"Have to ask SA,TAS,VIC WA or UK?"

 

Uhhhh, none of the above.   Originally from Back East (MD),, but the past half century right here in SoCal.

 

Have been to all the above,, and many,many other places.  Sometimes, odd expressions just pop out.

 

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I had it done on my left eye two years ago.  I was really frightened of the process and am sorry I delayed it so long.  If I had known how easy it would be I would not have waited.  I think my right eye is now ready and I will hopefully have that done after the first of the year.  I did not pay extra for the lens that they said would give good vision at all distances because it wasn't covered by insurance and I didn't really trust it.  I currently need reading glasses for my left eye.

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Wilful,

 

"Good on you"

 

Have to ask SA,TAS,VIC WA or UK?

 

You gave me a flashback with that expression.

Frozen

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"Except for circuit board work or computers I don't require glasses. I can see without glasses for the first time since 4th grade.
I have depth perception back."

Way to go Frozen.  Good on you!  '4th grade' - Wow!

 

 

 

 

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Initial symptoms for needing surgery.

Bright halos around every light source.
Headlight the worst, started seeing multiple headlights where there should be only 2.
Depth perception was non existent.
Floaters everywhere, to my mind it seemed like I was back in the city - looked like roaches scurrying everywhere (all of the rapidly moving
Blobs) in my sight. Also thought I had many dogs vs one, wasn't sure which were real (avoid stepping on k9's at all costs).

Went to optometrist, he recommended the surgeon I was examined. Courtesy of other conditions I had to be put out for surgery in each eye.

Had one done, could see immediately. Two weeks later the other. Vision now 20/30.
Also was examined by surgeon following morning for each eye, no overnight stays in hospital. Everyone's results are different, yes, I did require dark goggles for weeks, then sunglasses.

Cost of everything except, initial exam covered by Medicare and insurance. $5 co pay.

Admit I asked people who had had the surgery who their surgeon were, were they happy, who was good and who had worst batting average. My surgeon was great.

Except for circuit board work or computers I don't require glasses. I can see without glasses for the first time since 4th grade.
I have depth perception back.

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I've always been far-sighted and didn't even need readers until almost 50, mostly because I was doing a lot of computer work.  All of my siblings developed cataracts in their early to mid-50s, but I didn't get them until I was 60.  I didn't have any kind of health insurance, so had to find a doctor that was willing to accept Care Credit, to spread my payments out over 9 months. I had the worse eye done first, then paid off the charges over 9 months before scheduling the surgery for the other eye.  I did NOT pay extra for the special lenses because I felt my vision would go back to my far-sightedness and I would be able to continue to use the readers I'd been using. I was right. Both eyes returned to the sight I'd had before the cataracts developed. But, now, 4 years after my last cataract surgery, I've been noticing floaters and blurriness in my right eye.  I have an eye exam scheduled for later this month with a different eye doctor.  I now have Medicare and United Healthcare Advantage with some vision coverage, so my exam will cost $50.  I think I've heard that cataracts can form again, but I'm going to wait to see what my eye exam says, because I also now have diabetes, so that could also be causing a problem.  Life is just a bowl of cherries, isn't it?

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I had it on my right eye from a reportedly "gold standard" health institution in L.A. My eye continued to be blurry and that led to referrals with a cornea specialist who asserted I needed a cornea transplant because that was the cause of the blurriness and occasional "ink spot-ish" floaters I was seeing. It was emphasized that both these surgeries would improve my vision and reduce the need for eye drops and stronger than reading glasses. Since Sept. 2014 I have had 3 surgeries. The inflammation and blurriness was determined to be caused by the lens put in during cataract surgery being slightly out of place. This was discovered after the cornea surgery was completed so in less than one month they replace the lens with another one. I lost a summer of not being able to work due to frequent trips to the legendary eye institute, pain and frustration. I now have to use four different drops in both eyes. I just picked up my RX bifocals with 3 filters and higher magnification than my reading glassesI am not letting them touch the cataract in my left eye. I am "lefting" it alone. If I had it to do over I would leave my right eye as it was.
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Thank you Astraea. Every thing continues to be good. I have been having my sunglasses  lens changed out this morning, from prescription back to regular. I had lens for an older pair but had to order new ones for my Oakley pair.

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