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SECOND NEW EYE UNWRAPPED
self | June 20, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 06/20/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Just back from the doctors office, got the wrapper off of my left eye. When everything settles down I'm gonna have close to 20/20 in both eyes!

It's a different world and it sure is pretty!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cataract; cataracts; eye; lens; swampsniper; taurine
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1 posted on 06/20/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 06/20/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Be sure to wear a good UV-blocking/filtering pair of sunglasses (anyone) - helps protect your eyes from damage.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 9:26:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Cataract surgery?


4 posted on 06/20/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep, it’s almost a miracle. The cataracts sneak in so you don’t know how much you’re missing.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations! Your remarks remind me of my husband who got his first pair of glasses in college from the student health service. He said he couldn’t stop looking a cars because they looked so sharp — there was no fuzzy line around them.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 9:37:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
It's a different world and it sure is pretty!

And very blue, I bet!

7 posted on 06/20/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1247 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad to hear that everything went great.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations! So happy things are going well and you are enjoying returned eye health. Good news! :-)


9 posted on 06/20/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad to hear your second surgery went well. You’ll be able to see Obama and Holder go down in flames better with your new and improved acuity. Hope you’re soon back out taking pictures, and sharing them with us all. Take care.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ScottinVA

Had it done a couple of months ago.

For the most part its like having 10 year old’s eyes again. Not perfect, but a hellofalot better than before. No more glasses, except for occassional “readers” for laptop.

My Doc says it’ll take 4 or 5 months for self adjusting to the lens.

You have laser or knife?

Take special care for a few weeks!


11 posted on 06/20/2012 9:42:18 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations SS


12 posted on 06/20/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Did you get Crystalens?


13 posted on 06/20/2012 9:45:11 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ever since I hit my 50s, if a woman in my life ever asked me if she had a new wrinkle, I could always dodge the question by saying: “I don’t know. I don’t have my glasses on.”

If I ever got eye surgery, I’d lose that option.

Kind of reminds me of Larry David’s line about not knowing what ladies’ quims looks like because he’d never seen one when he’s wearing his glasses.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 9:45:42 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: SVTCobra03

Just got the basics, I’ll need reading glasses for fine print.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Having mine July 5th. Looking forward to it, everything blurry on my right eye.

Thank God I can shoot left-handed!

16 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good for you! Congratulations, SS! :)


17 posted on 06/20/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

In the fall take a trip to the N/E or Mid-West and look at the Trees change color. Ya won’t be sorry that you did!


18 posted on 06/20/2012 9:54:28 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations!


19 posted on 06/20/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congrats! I went through new lens three summers ago. Got rid of cataracts and narrow angle glaucoma. Vision is 20/15. Good sunglasses are an absolute must.

Gunner


20 posted on 06/20/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve got me thinking. I’ve got at least one starting, though the Dr. says it’s not ready for an operation.
Almost looking forward to it.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 10:01:13 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie
I’ve got me thinking

You've got me thinking. DUH !

Do they have a similar operation for the brain?

22 posted on 06/20/2012 10:03:38 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; F15Eagle

Great news, and please do as F15Eagle suggests in post #3. You won’t regret it.

The VA gave me some BIG ol’ square bulky things to wear with a brow guard on them, but those were way to hot to wear for any length of time, and they looked dorky. You can find some others that will be more comfortable. I did.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 10:05:10 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s great! All the best in your continued recovery.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 10:07:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The reason our eyes get worse with age is this is Gods way of keeping marriages strong.
Glad to hear you're mending well.
25 posted on 06/20/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I remember my Grand Father having to use a large magnifying glass to read the newspaper. He had cataracts in both eyes.

Now that I’m starting to develop cataracts, I have something to look forward to!


26 posted on 06/20/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I am very happy for you. It must be wonderful!


27 posted on 06/20/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I am so glad it is over and so successful!

Now you can see your pictures as well as the rest of us! LOL


28 posted on 06/20/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Awww. God bless you and those new eyes. It’s a good reminder for us to be grateful for all that we have and take so for granted.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 10:20:30 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m very happy for you. Glory to God!


30 posted on 06/20/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations!


31 posted on 06/20/2012 10:43:58 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congrats swampsniper! Lookin’ good ... ;o)


32 posted on 06/20/2012 10:51:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My eyesight was always poor, and continued to get worse as I aged. I had cataract surgery about five years ago, before all the new-fangled lens were approved, so I still need glasses for reading and up-close work. It’s comforting, though, to know I could see if something happened and I lost my glasses! Congratulations to you!


33 posted on 06/20/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: Wilum

You’ll love the results and the surgery is really pretty easy. I know, I’ve had it done on both eyes.


34 posted on 06/20/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Just think of the better patterns at the gun range.


35 posted on 06/20/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: bmwcyle

I’ve already tested my sight picture, I’m sharp as a tack again, both rifle and pistol.


36 posted on 06/20/2012 11:00:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vinnie

I’ve had both eyes done with great results. One thing to look out for as your cataract “ripens” is that you vision change may well be different than just getting blurry. I never had any definite loss of ability to notice light levels or blurring of vision. Rather, I started seeing multiple images out of each eye as the cataract became more severe. For example, I’d look out of my right eye at a traffic light and see two lights instead one.


37 posted on 06/20/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We told you you had nothing to worry about! That’s great, seriously.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My doctor says I have the very earliest signs of cataracts forming.

Any advice?


39 posted on 06/20/2012 11:11:59 AM PDT by kidd
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Glad to hear the good news, SWAMPSNIPER.

Florida Freeper


40 posted on 06/20/2012 11:30:35 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congrats! and God Bless you!


41 posted on 06/20/2012 11:35:16 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations!


42 posted on 06/20/2012 11:35:50 AM PDT by lysie
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Good for you!!
Back to 20-20, outstanding.
43 posted on 06/20/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great news!


44 posted on 06/20/2012 11:53:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Cataract surgery is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I was 58 when I had it done, and had worn glasses for 50 years. Now, I can pass the drivers license eye exam without glasses, AND read the fine print on packages without glasses. For long-term reading comfort, I wear glasses, but I can function without them.

If anyone is hesitating to have the surgery, hesitate no more. You will be relieved and pleased afterwards.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 11:56:29 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta
I wish I'd done it sooner. You might not notice until they get really bad. When you get the first eye done and the bandage comes off the change is almost unbelievable.

While I was on the table my doctor made an extra little cut and cured my astigmatism too. He said he was going to have to throw the knife away anyway, might as well get his money's worth out of it.

He is a photography nut so he understands how important my eyes are to me.

46 posted on 06/20/2012 12:03:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kidd

If your doctor will do it now there is no point in waiting, other than that you’ll notice the difference more if you wait.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Congratulations!


48 posted on 06/20/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I bet all them neat pictures you post from the swamp will look a lot neater to you.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I bet all them neat pictures you post from the swamp will look a lot neater to you.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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