... Hi All,
I was diagnosed with Keratoconus 2 years ago and I have recently developed cataracts.
Is there anyone else here who has this?
My doctor wants to do surgery, but I asked if I could try hard or scleral lenses first since my cataracts are mild(in both eyes).
If you are currently dealing with this or have in the past, please let me know what your experiences... (0 replies)
... Hi Jellybean,
just google "cataract surgery" and you can find out everything you want to know. It is not too bad, just make sure you follow the dr's. instructions before and after surgery. There are drops to put in before and then after surgery.
Good Luck, (1 replies)
... My MD thinks I have cataracts and has referred me to a surgeon. I'm terrified and don't know what to expect. Can anyone on the board tell me how the surgery is done . ... (1 replies)
... Hi Spar,
It is not worth the extra money, because after all the research I done, you will still need magifyers for tiny print. and all the pro's i talked to said it is more dangerous to put the toric in. I had the "up-close" version of the regular lens that insurance will totally pay for, and I've been very happy.
good luck and I hope your surgery goes great!
eyemar (2 replies)
... near vision all the time on my phone and other ways. I also have mild astigmatism and have had a corneal tear in the past. I have floaters! That with my mild cataracts cause me bad vision no matter what. ... (2 replies)
... d because this eye is lazy I don't see as well with this eye even with glasses on. I don't think I am going to become extremely myopic but I think I may develop cataracts as I get older as my Aunt has them as well. After my Mum's good experience I will be less afraid of a possible operation if this happens to me though. ... (18 replies)
... Hi Jackie !
Best of luck to her..
I had cataract surgery 15 years ago with a similar rx! She will be fine. At that time they left some myopia there. Because the machine could not precisely measure my eye due to extreme nearsightedness (long eyes) and the dense cataracts. No big deal, my -5 glasses just look like a regular myopic person !
Check your eyes totally,... (18 replies)
... I know that development of cataracts is a well known complication of having the surgery. And having to risk cataract surgery is another reason I have for resisting the pucker repair. ... (0 replies)
... can lead to cataracts, and cataracts surgery can also increase the risk of RD, but, according to my surgeon, the first is almost certain although it may take time to ripen. ... (3 replies)
... Thanks! You are confirming what I have heard from others but not from my doctor. He's good ! But says the Toric are no more risky. Other friends doctors say that yes it's more risky!
Not liking that risk! Thanks! (2 replies)
... I had cataracts surgery 11 years ago on both eyes, and from what I remember, cataracts by itself causes cloudiness in the vision, and halos around lights, but not from some film on the eye. ... (4 replies)
... Yes but is that common with cataracts? (4 replies)
... estion is my eyes feel like a film is in my eye and I can wipe them and it will clear, or while watching tv they get blurry and I blink they will clear a bit, do cataracts cause this? ... (4 replies)
... This is very interesting as it sounds as if your cataracts began 30yrs ago.....very slow moving I don't blame you for not rushing into it if you can still see as well as you did last year.... ... (8 replies)
... Hello, first post. Two years ago at age 53, I was told I had stage one cataracts. Last month I was told I had stage one-two cataracts. Two years ago the dr. said it would probably be ten years before I did anything about it. Last months he didn't say a word. I also have developed dry eye and now have to use drops four times a day and scrubs twice a day which have caused... (0 replies)
... Cataracts gradually worsen over time and nothing can reverse the process. Doctors can offer opinions, but the final decision on surgery is yours. Good Luck (8 replies)
... I'm not that motivated - it is just that the ophthamologist sesm to be pushing me that way, as I said before apart from my night vision which has been going off for several years, I do not notice any difference between my eyes at present. When the "incipient" cataract was first detected 6 months ago, I was told it would be 2 to 5 years before any treatment would be required,... (8 replies)
... Hi Alazzawi,
This is very good news. I'm sure glad your vision is improving everyday.
I'm curious about what kind of training you are getting on improving your near vision. Tell me about it!
eyemar (2 replies)
... Today my 2nd follow up appointment after 2 weeks post the left eye cataracts op using crystalens, as I told you on the 1st day after the op my distance vision was 20/50 and blurry. Now after 2 weeks my distance vision improved and intermediate vision is good. Today my surgeon told me the vision will be 20/20 or better within next few weeks and my eye healing is progressing... (2 replies)
... Can cataracts cause traffic lights to be quite bright, the red and green, and have halos. Also, can colors on TV start to look oddly bright. Do cataracts make floaters more noticeable. ... (0 replies)