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Vision after cataract surgery?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JuneyBooney, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. JuneyBooney

    JuneyBooney

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    I was curious to how long it takes for the vision to recover after cataract surgery? Any of you guys that had the surgery have any experiences to tell?
     
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    You'll see a significant improvement after 1 week. It should be fully stabilized after 1 month if there are no complications. A pair of readers and you should be GTG.
     

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    Thanks. I was expecting to be able to see right away. :upeyes: I guess a week or so will be fine if there are no other issues. Thanks again.
     
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    Ok fellas. Had the surgery Friday and the vision is still blurry. Is that normal? Does it really take weeks to get good? Thanks
     
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    Did you end up taking the happy pill before surgery or not?
     
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    My mom had both eyes done and her doctor said no driving for at least a month. Both eyes are healing nicely.
     
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    I could see that day, maybe a little blurry and it got better for up to a month.

    Things need time to heal.

    By then I was done with the drops.

    If you have questions ask your Doc.
     
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    I did take a happy pill and then I told the knock out doc that I was "ready" to try it. He knocked me out prior to the draping on the eye. :whistling: Went very well thanks to being totally relaxed. I did see some of the inside work that you guys talked about. I could see the little instruments in the eye from the inside. It was interesting. I will always recommend a balium for these visits. :cool:
     
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    I guess you were lucky. This eye is the one with ectasia from the lasik mess up. I can see some car tags and it does appear to be getting better. I just hope that once the swelling is down that I can actually have functional vision in this eye. Thanks for your information.
     
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    I have been driving with my right eye for so long I am used to it. Now when I get the left eye seeing then I can think about the right eye.
     
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    I hate to burst your bubble, but if you have corneal ectasia, there's a good chance your vision will not be *clear* ever. Your surgeon should have discussed your prognosis and potential acuity before the procedure.

    That being said, cataract sx takes time for the inflammation to resolve.....a solid month. Its not like LASIK where you are gtg in 24hrs. Keep taking your drops and discuss it with your doc at the 1 week follow up.

    Did you actually have cataracts, or did they do a clear lens extraction?
     
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    My father just finished with his second eye. And by the time he was done with all his drops at the end of the month he was all healed up.
     
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    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Mother-in-law had her eyes done last year. The above matches her experience. No regrets on her part. She is very glad she had it done. She's 74 y/o btw.
     
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    I know all about ectasia. the new treatment for stable ectasia is the toric lens during cataract surgery. Most are getting 20/40 or better after the procedure. I had a grade three cataract in the left eye and I am sure some of it was from the laser being used on my eye. The right eye is at stage 2 but it can wait for a while according to the doc. It may take years for the right eye to get that bad or months. I guess you never know.

    I was hoping it was like lasik. When I had lasik my vision was good right away and I could have driven home. :cool: This is far better than before because I could not see much at all. Now I can see the tv screen and even read some of the gt postings. :whistling: I guess I will have to wait and see what happens. My specialist in Mew York says he can make the vision better if it does not work out. I do like seeing much brighter than before. I kept thinking the power was being turned down in my home...but it was the darned cataract. :rofl:Very bright whites now...even I am whiter. :rofl:Thanks for your info.
     
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    I had a friend get his done last month in both eyes and he sees fine so I am hoping that this does work. Keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    My wife had cataract surgery this summer and her vision is now
    worse than it was before.

    I'm not going too elaborate, but don't take any surgery lightly.

    Her doc now want's too dump her and kick the can down the road.
     
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    How do you deal with someone touching your eye not to mention cutting your eyes?
     
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    I touched it for years with contact lenses. I don't like my manhood touched by docs either. :rofl:The cutting scares me and the cataract surgery spooked me but not doing anything scared me more.
     
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    I had mine done on Wed, drove to the Gulf Coast on Friday. I am three years w/o glasses, after >30yrs of wearing them. Only problem is that I do not see well in dim light. I carry a little LED light to read in reduced light. I had the "tuned lenses" in both eyes. WMP:wow:
     
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    My mother in law just had her second eye done and only carries glasses with her due to habit.