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Cataract surgery on right eye done and back home

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 27,398 Senior Member
That was quick. I wondered about the sunglasses thing being required for post surgery. Ho Lee Crap! They were right! EVERYTHING was extremely bright without them! Everything looks fuzzy out of my right eye now, like looking through a lens that has been scuffed up with fine grit sandpaper. Doc said that should clear up by Saturday, though. BEST thing is no eye strain in right eye from trying to focus through that stupid cataract giving me a headache.

Get the left eye worked on on April 13th.

I was disappointed that I didn't get a cool Pirate eye patch to wear sleeping and showering. The one they gave me is clear plastic with air holes in it. Can't be a proper Pirate without an eye patch. :mad:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hey after its over you will be a real "Visionary" :jester:

    Get well and back to good vision soon!
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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,393 Senior Member
    i had my other eye done late last year.

    now no more glasses, but i do miss them.

    I'm going to get some bi/tri-focals for reading the fine print and also sun glasses.

    AFAIC, they have it down to an art now. you spend more time in Pre-op than the surgery.

    ALos, i only had 1 drop to deal with whereas the first one i had 5 different drops.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,948 Senior Member
    Glad things are looking better, pun intended.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,921 Senior Member
    Excellent news, glad it all turned out well :up:
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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Good to hear it went well...

    Break -

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  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    My vision started clearing, distance first, by the afternoon of the surgery. I have been very pleased with the result.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Easy does it.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    :beer:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,714 Senior Member
    :angel2:

    Keep away from dust and dirty work
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,742 Senior Member
    I got one of those aluminum eye cups with holes in it. I could see out of that eye immediately after the procedure. I had both eyes done at different times, no problems. I'm going on 72 YOA and don't wear glasses except for reading in questionable light.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Good to hear it went well...

    Break -

    Anyone heard from Paul?

    I think Paul is probably busy with the PT they had him set up for after the surgery. (Physical Threrapy as opposed to the military style Physical Torture :tooth).
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hey, after you are all fixed up, you just may show up them youngsters at the SE Shoot :guns: :guns:
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Glad things are looking up

    At least you didn't have an infracture.
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    That's great! The wonders of modern medicine!
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Awesome!!

    Now you don't have to leave the eye patch bone stock do ya?

    Gotta wear the eye shield for one week, they it's getting a paint job with a skull and crossed bones! ARrrrrr, I be a pirate soon!
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Hey after its over you will be a real "Visionary" :jester:

    Get well and back to good vision soon!

    Thanky, BC. If the flea market in Sweetwater has a certain item in stock this weekend I'm gonna get you one. It isn't a goofy something, and I think you might like it right smart. I'll give it to you at the Shoot. :tooth:
    ilove22s wrote: »
    i had my other eye done late last year.

    now no more glasses, but i do miss them.

    I'm going to get some bi/tri-focals for reading the fine print and also sun glasses.

    AFAIC, they have it down to an art now. you spend more time in Pre-op than the surgery.

    ALos, i only had 1 drop to deal with whereas the first one i had 5 different drops.

    I will have to wear reading glasses for reading and close work for sure as the lens implant is a custom distance vision lens.
    I spent more time in pre-op testing than being operated on, for sure. They make sure the lens you get is the the one that will give you as close to 20/20 vision as possible.
    The suture is driving me NUTZ. Feels like I have something in my eye irritating it.
    I have the eyedrops that are the combination instead of the three. It's a custom blended eye drop so naturally my insurance wouldn't pay for it. I could have gotten the three separate and still would have had to pay more out of pocket than the combo drops. The company that makes the eyedrops and other blended drugs is named Designer Drugs! Sort of a strange name for what they do, though.
    Dr. db wrote: »
    My vision started clearing, distance first, by the afternoon of the surgery. I have been very pleased with the result.

    Mine is already beginning to clear up now at about 7 hours after the procedure.
    NN wrote: »
    :angel2:

    Keep away from dust and dirty work

    Thanks, NN! But remember, I'm not Mrs. Clean. I do dusting the house about once a month whether it needs it or not! :roll2:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,714 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Gotta wear the eye shield for one week, they it's getting a paint job with a skull and crossed bones! ARrrrrr, I be a pirate soon!



    Thanky, BC. If the flea market in Sweetwater has a certain item in stock this weekend I'm gonna get you one. It isn't a goofy something, and I think you might like it right smart. I'll give it to you at the Shoot. :tooth:



    I will have to wear reading glasses for reading and close work for sure as the lens implant is a custom distance vision lens.
    I spent more time in pre-op testing than being operated on, for sure. They make sure the lens you get is the the one that will give you as close to 20/20 vision as possible.
    The suture is driving me NUTZ. Feels like I have something in my eye irritating it.
    I have the eyedrops that are the combination instead of the three. It's a custom blended eye drop so naturally my insurance wouldn't pay for it. I could have gotten the three separate and still would have had to pay more out of pocket than the combo drops. The company that makes the eyedrops and other blended drugs is named Designer Drugs! Sort of a strange name for what they do, though.



    Mine is already beginning to clear up now at about 7 hours after the procedure.



    Thanks, NN! But remember, I'm not Mrs. Clean. I do dusting the house about once a month whether it needs it or not! :roll2:
    Yeah, you do go outside and have a shop to play in
    it is for 2 weeks I think.
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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,856 Senior Member
    Garrrr! Glad to hear it went well.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,670 Senior Member
    Hope it all turns out well for you.
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  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 810 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    I was disappointed that I didn't get a cool Pirate eye patch to wear sleeping and showering. The one they gave me is clear plastic with air holes in it. Can't be a proper Pirate without an eye patch. :mad:

    PM me your address and I'll send you an eye patch, and pirate hat..
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Good that all went well, I have them in both eyes, but they keep telling me there to small to remove.

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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,165 Senior Member
    Sometimes you don't WANT to see perfectly.....................
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,826 Senior Member
    Now that you're getting your vision back, you'll have to drink them pretty!!:jester:
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Now that you're getting your vision back, you'll have to drink them pretty!!:jester:

    This! :beer::love::beer::love::beer::love:
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Now that you're getting your vision back, you'll have to drink them pretty!!:jester:

    Nope! I just turn on the Southern charm and they melt on the spot. Easy to cull the ugly ones! :tooth:
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    Rimfire wrote: »
    PM me your address and I'll send you an eye patch, and pirate hat..

    I got plenty of leather and leather dye, so I can make my own eye patch. I'll just go with the pirate 'do rag' for a hat. Think I can find a big hoop earring of the clamp-on kind, too. :roll2:
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,826 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Nope! I just turn on the Southern charm and they melt on the spot. Easy to cull the ugly ones! :tooth:

    Yup! Bigger puddle!
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Luck to you!
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    I got plenty of leather and leather dye, so I can make my own eye patch. I'll just go with the pirate 'do rag' for a hat. Think I can find a big hoop earring of the clamp-on kind, too. :roll2:

    Just make the patch and post a few high-res pics...........I'll handle the rest. :jester:
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,731 Senior Member
    Eye hope the left goes just as well for you.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »
    Just make the patch and post a few high-res pics...........I'll handle the rest. :jester:

    I bet you could! I could do a photo or three with the eye patch lying on a table, though! :roll2:

    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Yup! Bigger puddle!

    You misconstrue my meaning. I turn on the charm to the ones that I like and have a chance to make headway! :roll2: And at my age there are plenty of 'cougars' out there!
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