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Wish Me Luck, Surgery Today
self | May29, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 05/29/2012 2:29:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Cataract surgery at 7:45 this morning, I've put it off as long as I can. They will work on my right eye today.


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KEYWORDS: cataract; surgery
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Rotsa Ruck Swamper !

Cadaracts r reely good car!



(As politically incorrect as I can get)
51 posted on 05/29/2012 8:13:57 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Wish you luck? How bout I pray for you?

Prayers up!

52 posted on 05/29/2012 8:14:39 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (This space available--inquire within)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

See you later!


53 posted on 05/29/2012 9:59:50 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Praying for a swift recovery! Praise God!


54 posted on 05/29/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Prayers for you. Hoping your recovery is quick and you end up with *eagle eyes*!!!!


55 posted on 05/29/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good luck, Swampy. Hope it will be an easy fix for your eye.

Grumpy


56 posted on 05/29/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good luck, pal ..................................................... FRegards


57 posted on 05/29/2012 6:23:06 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I've had both eyes done [by Dr. "Fred Flintstone" at the V.A.] and it's worth it. Hope you are going to a doctor that uses a laser and not a hammer and chisel; if so, the process is a breeze.

FYI: because your eye will not dilate or contract normally, make sure you get the ID card for the lens implant and carry it with you, just like a med bracelet. EMT's need that kind of info.

58 posted on 05/30/2012 6:46:17 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: ex91B10; All
I just got back from having the eye cap removed. I read every line on the chart but the smallest and am seeing colors so vivid it's like a new experience. The cataracts creep up on you and you don't know what you're missing until they really get bad.

I am scheduled for surgery on my left eye in 3 weeks.

No pain at all, just some slight itching.

59 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ahhhh, the ultimate vanity to ask strangers to wish you luck. But seriously, Good Luck! Hope you are excited for the new view.


60 posted on 05/30/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Do you feel like a stranger here? I don’t.


61 posted on 05/30/2012 8:02:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No I don’t.......that is why I wish you all the best. Folks on this board are unmatched for class.


62 posted on 05/30/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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I stumbled in here back in July of 2003, it’s been family ever since.


63 posted on 05/30/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: GailA
"And see the Optometrist on Thursday for a new set of lenses....that is the weird part for me I need stronger glasses each year on fixed implants. But then again I have Fibromyalgia and that is one of the reasons behind needing yearly new RX’s as the eye muscles are impacted by it."

Don't know if this applies to you with other conditions in addition to the lens implants, but if you are still needing glasses with a new Rx each year, you might look into accommodating lenses. Since they adjust with variable focus, you shouldn't need new glasses and maybe not even reading glasses.

64 posted on 05/30/2012 1:36:34 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

great news :)
looking forward to more photos soon!


65 posted on 05/30/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good luck!


66 posted on 05/30/2012 6:08:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Truth29

Are you talking contacts lens? I’ve never heard of accommodating lenses.

I have OA + OP in my right hand and can’t take contacts out and I do truly need a multi-focal. I just get the UV protection as transitions or glare coating knock several points off my vision.

The first cataract implant while done right was to weak and has done nothing but burn constantly since it was put in. I’ve seen several eye doc including a retina specialist, who says I have retina’s to die for. But not even he could explain why the left eye burns, it is not dry. And since it has been in that long they will not remove it for fear of doing more damage. This new lens for the right eye never gives me any trouble after the film was burned off.

I wore contacts for years until I needed a bifocal, and now need all three. At this point I cannot even see to thread a embroidery needle with 1 thread in bright light, and they are designed to take 6 strands of thread.

I have the computer screen enlarged 3-4 times depending on the page I’m on even with correct glasses.

Truth, I am a realist, I know I am slowly going blind and there is not a thing that can be done for it. I have lost half my eye sight in the past 12 years. And yes I do take a lot of eye friendly vits.


67 posted on 05/30/2012 9:31:20 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Truth29

“With the Crystalens in particular, there have been cases of late-change lens position with normal healing — creating astigmatism,” Dr. Epstein said.

Astigmatism is my big issue, and if you look into Fibromyalgia, slow loss of vision is one of it’s side effects. You have to really dig deep into the FMS stuff to find out what doctors should have common knowledge of in today’s medical science. With glasses they can get me to 20/25, good, but lacking clarity.

A year ago I could look across the bedroom and see the clock and squint and read the time. Today I cannot even tell there the same clock is there...just some blurred red smudge that passes for numbers.


68 posted on 05/30/2012 9:43:38 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: GailA
I have two Crystalens implants and there has been no shifting over 8 years. One major difference in the procedure was that my lens's were secured with sutures to make sure there was no improper motion and not just the usual flap replacement for most similar procedures. Since you have researched them, you see that the lens’ move inside the eye and correct over a very wide range. As I said, don't know if they would be suitable for you with other complications, but they were wonderful for me and I was hyper nearsighted as well as cataracts in both eyes. There is a newer generation out now that is probably even better.
69 posted on 05/31/2012 2:59:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

You forget Medicare and Tricare Life control what we get. And it is very plain jane mono vision. With the cheapest procedure done.

But even the right eye which was done 11 years later is better than the left any day of the week. FMS is the main issue as it continues to destroy the muscles in your body.

MRI’s of the brain with and without FMS look totally different as it progresses.

And I had one of the best eye surgeons in Memphis do this last one, and he said to touch the left could leave me blind in that eye even faster. So they correct what they can with glasses, which is why I buy the best Zeis, not the box store crap most people can get away with. My eye docs have been good at diagnosis, but they usually do not get the refraction right.


70 posted on 05/31/2012 4:26:46 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Cool! Glad everything turned out OK. Did you get the ID card for the implant?
71 posted on 05/31/2012 3:56:47 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great to hear your sight has been restored. Good luck with the next one!


72 posted on 05/31/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT by Justa
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