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Old 09-21-2019, 07:13 PM
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Has anyone ever had it? How did it go? Any tips?


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Old 09-21-2019, 07:40 PM
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Here’s a good thread.....best surgery I ever had!

http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...light=Cataract
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:50 PM
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Easy surgery. Uneventful recovery. Improved eyesight.

The only issue is deciding what type of lenses to have implanted. I went with the Medicare-covered lenses. I do not need glasses now for distance, but I do need glasses for reading.

For an extra $5000 I could have chosen lenses that MIGHT have meant no glasses.

I was unprepared to make this decision, being unaware there was a choice to be made.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:03 PM
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JUST had her 2nd eye done about a month ago. She can finally drive again it's great!



The only thing is *I* think she should have gone with distance versus close up



She is VERY happy, the surgery was VERY easy on her and she had no issues. In fact, the day she had her 2nd surgery, I had to go to a medical apt. an hour away and she had no issues going with me and sitting with me!

Again, she has NO regrets and it was super easy. You do need someone to take you/pick you up but the surgery is 15 min. then she had to rest for about an hour. So it wasn't that long....
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:52 PM
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Had both eyes done 10 days apart. I set my phone timer to remind me of the eye drops and kept a check off sheet for each type. I get scattered easy.
Wear the dark glasses if suhhesyed by your surgeon.


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Thanks!
Old 09-22-2019, 03:30 PM
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I like the idea of setting the timer for the drops. I'm worried about those. (But no longer worried about the surgery.) Thanks also for the link to past discussions.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:41 AM
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I had the second one done last week.igo tomorrow for a check up . I set my Alexa for the eye drops. I still go traching lol for my glasses . I need the readers which I was previously just the opposite. But there are some cute reader glasses out there . Good luck
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