I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:34 pm

For the last two years I have felt a bit off balance when I walk. I initially wrote it off as age catching up with me. Over the last eight months or so I have also experienced a bit of blurriness in my vision. My night vision driving to DSCF in February drove me nuts. I finally listened to Rosanne and visited her eye doctor. He found a cataract on my left eye that has almost completely covered the eye lens. That pretty much answered the blur in my sight and the unsteadiness in my walk.

On Tuesday, September 25 the surgeon will remove my left eye lens and implant an artificial lens that will have the correct focus to clear up my vision for distance. He said once my vision is balanced I will not have the unsteady balance. I never thought the eyes would throw me off that much. I'm sure glad he can fix both problems with one procedure.

Re: I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:49 pm

Bill...Glad you got it diagnosed and the fix is upcoming. :D

Re: I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Good deal, Bill !! Glad they are taking care of you.

Please go visit the Eye Doctor at least annually. Please.





PS Those cubs won't look the same anymore. :lol: :lol:

Re: I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:53 pm

Good luck on your up coming surgery. I know when Cindy had it done it sure helped her.

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:34 pm

now retired and able to see a lot better, (in a couple of weeks) how many cubs will he find.

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:27 pm

Yeah You listened to the boss. My medical plan wants you to go for eye tests every year and will buy you new glasses every year. First year I got clear and the next I pay the difference for prescription sun glasses. I keep a pair of sun on the dashboard of the truck and one on the car. Fortunately there have been no major changes in the prescriptions so far.

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:02 pm

Bill, Maybe you'll be able to find the tools in your shop now. :D

Bob

Re: I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:52 pm

Glad the solution to your problem is that simple. Piece of cake. Keep us informed. :D :D

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Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:10 pm

I had the same procedure done about 6 months ago and it is amazing the difference it makes.
I was very concerned about it until it was over and then I realized my worries for nothing.
Good luck and I think you will be very happy with the results.

Roger Gillen

Re: I will see clearly now!

Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:18 pm

Bill:

You will be amazed at how your vision will improve. I had to have cataracts removed from both my eyes a few years ago. The doc replaced the left and then the right about a month later. The lenses he put in are pretty neat, I call myself the $600.00 bionic man -- both of my new lenses are multi-focal so I never will need glasses again. Last year they had to do some laser on my right eye I think to clean up what was left of the cataracts. I have great vision ........

ooops :oops: I had great vision in both eyes. Now however I only have great vision in the left one :roll: :big give up:

But you will be really impressed with the results. And yeah - go see your optometrist and your opthamologist at least every one/two years or as they recommend. Don't mess with your vision .. losing vision sucks.. :( So do what you should do to keep it. Oh yeah, that also means wear safety glasses when working :!:

Re: I will see clearly now!

Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:07 am

Bob McCarty wrote:Bill, Maybe you'll be able to find the tools in your shop now. :D

Bob

He can only find them once a year when you get there Bob. :D :D :D

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:54 am

glad the doctor's can get it repaired, it is simply amazing the technological advances medicine has made thru the years, most surgeries are same day outpatient, good luck.

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:49 pm

Good luck

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks to all for the words of encouragement. This is not like Lasik surgery. The Doc said he will make a 9/16 inch incision in my eye and pulverize the existing lens and then they suck the pieces out. Once it is cleaned up they fold the new lens in half and insert it. When it is in place they unfold it. He said I can drive the next day. I was sitting at a traffic light today and covered my right eye. I could barely make out the light fixture. There was no way I could tell if it was red, green, blue or any other color. There may as well not been anything there because I never saw it, but I saw it good with my right eye. When this is done he said I will see better out of the left than I can with the right. That eye gets the knife at a later date.

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Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:52 am

I had the procedure done at the beginning of the summer. The surgery takes about 15 to 20 minutes and I wasn’t put to sleep. There will not be any pain during or after the surgery. You’ll have a regiment of eye drops for awhile and after that you’re back to normal.

I always had to correct my vision by glasses/contacts for seeing far-away in the fated eye but, after the surgery my vision was perfect. This even amazed the Doctor. I still wear glasses to read, but that’s ok.

The only problem I had after surgery for a period of time was; out of habit I put my glasses on all the time.