I recently had cataract surgery on both of my eyes, a week apart (end of July, first week of August). Prior to the cataracts, I wore glasses all the time (for distance and reading). A fairly strong prescription - +5, +4 more or less. I had astigmatism, mostly in my left eye but also a little in the right eye.
I opted to go for toric IOL lenses, and get the more... (2 replies)
... I wore safety glasses (from $1.00 store) to prevent accidentally rubbing or scratching my operated eye.
Also take all the post-op drops exactly as directed.
Cataracts were the only pain-free surgery I ever had! (1 replies)
... Yurik, good luck with your vision and your next cataract exam in October. I hope that you can go forward with the surgery.
My wife had LenSx cataract surgery on both eyes, two weeks apart. She had monofocal-distance IOLs inserted. Overall, her surgery was a pleasant experience and her recovery has been very nice.
Her vision is great and, even though she had the... (7 replies)
... Machaon, my surgery was 'conventional.' Everything from the procedure itself to the recovery was a BIG nuthin'. Absolutely nothing to fear. The greatest discomfort of the whole shebang was when they stuck me for the IV before the procedure. The IV is mostly a precaution but it also gives them somewhere to stick the shot of Versed (sedative) to make you more relaxed during... (7 replies)
... I was born with cataracts and had them removed in infancy... ... (1 replies)
... I hope that you are doing very well after your cataract surgery! My wife is going to need cataract surgery in both eyes.
Did you have laser or conventional surgery?
How is your vision currently? (7 replies)
... of the circumstances that ordinarily would have required them. And this was despite still having cataracts to deal with. ... (7 replies)
... I learned today I'm going to need to have cataracts removed from both eyes, the left much sooner than the right. ... (7 replies)
... 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 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)
... 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)