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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Well I found out why my VF-2 didn't appear very clear to me. Just had an eye exam this am and the doc told me I have a catarac in my right eye that needs to be taken care of. Told me I was legally blind in that eye. Well November 28th is the day and I really cannot wait until then. I was also having depth perception problems because of it and all along I thought I needed new glasses. I was amazed when the doc told me the actual procedure would only take about 10 minutes.
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G'day James

Good on yer mate - While I am not quite as far along this road as you are now, I'm following very closely !! so I will be very interested to hear your follow up comments on your eyesight. [ps- btw I'm in my mid-60s too]

I have lots of 'floaties' in one eye -the camera eye too bugga it - and it's a constant source of annoyance as I have to look right-left-right to get them out of the line of focus, so that I can focus the camera

Australia's Prof Fred Hollows [unfortunately now deceased] spent years in asia doing cataract surgery on people there - all would line up in outdoor cafes etc - for $1 an eye if they could afford it or free otherwise, and his eye-cataract foundation still thrives today

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Yikes. Glad to hear it's being taken care of though.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 2:51 PM   #4
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The doc tells me its a very common procedure. He does about 650 catarac procedures per year. Most people that have this done that have worn glasses may not even need glasses. He will take measurements and tests before the procedure and he has the implant lens made with the lens prescription required. You do have restrictions until it heals though, like no climbing stairs or bending, etc.

Hope you can get your eyes taken care of as well. Have you seen Crocodile Dundee around lately?
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Hi james,

Well, it sucks that you have to go thru this. On the plus side, it is a routine procedure these days. My wife has had both of her eyes done and now only uses over the counter reading glasses. Prior to this, she had major issues with her sight.

Good luck, I hope all goes well.

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Hi james,

Well, it sucks that you have to go thru this. On the plus side, it is a routine procedure these days. My wife has had both of her eyes done and now only uses over the counter reading glasses. Prior to this, she had major issues with her sight.

Good luck, I hope all goes well.

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Doc tells me it's not a big deal Zig, hundreds have this done yearly. There is no pain and it's quick, it's just the healing process that takes a few days or more.
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I could never get using to sticking my own fingers in my eyes to put contacts in and so have been "stuck" with glasses for the last 45 years. I know the day is coming for me on this too and I'll need a tiny pill and a stiff drink before I sit still for someone to mess around in my eyes.
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I could never get using to sticking my own fingers in my eyes to put contacts in and so have been "stuck" with glasses for the last 45 years. I know the day is coming for me on this too and I'll need a tiny pill and a stiff drink before I sit still for someone to mess around in my eyes.
HAH! They do give you an injection that relaxes the hell out of you. You are almost out but not quite. Doc told me I many not remember all of the procedure and after the injection he said you wouldn't care if they cut your arm off. Someone does need to drive you home though. Everyone I've talked to thats had it done says there is nothing to it. BTW, I couldn't wear contacts for the same reason as you.
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....I had both my eyes done a year ago and all is BRIGHT today. It was, for me, a quick procedure (each) followed by a few weeks of med-drops maintenance.

I have double vision and the procedure did not correct that so I am still with glasses, BUT I can see now.
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Best of luck with the procedure. Remember taking the aged parent in for his surgery, he remembers seeing a very bright light -- never saw the "x-acto" blade closing in. Take it easy with the recovery. That VF2 will be really sharp afterwords
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