Speaking of cataracts, 4 years ago, I had this condition in both eyes. My natural lenses were removed
and replaced with soft acrylic(plastic) lenses.
Before, my vision was about 20/250 in each eye and I wore glasses full time. Since the procedure, I have 20/20 in my left eye and 20/25 in the right eye. NOW I only wear glasses for reading and computer viewing.
Yes, lens implants have come a long way. I had a medical mistake a couple of decades ago (given a steroid to use in my eyes to reduce swelling from an eye infection) and the steroid (which was in wide use at the time) caused cataracts in both eyes. I had my lens implants done in the mid-nineties and need to use glasses. My cousin just had both eyes done and doesn't need glasses much as now the implants are created to give near AND far vision. Very lucky people with the new lens implants!
posted on 02/07/2013 4:08:06 AM PST
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