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    Default Re: Cataract Surgery

    They asked me if I ever get blurred vision Doc, I said that's a silly question to ask an ex .seaman cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Norton View Post
    They asked me if I ever get blurred vision Doc, I said that's a silly question to ask an ex .seaman cheers
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    Vernon.
    Here is my story. 18 months ago i had an op on my left eye. I had to go in at 7am in Goulburn hospital, into bed, had drops put in three times in an hour then on a bed into the annex where they prepped me which included injection in the eye, then into ops room where the specialist removed the lens from my eye, then she replaced it with a new lens, then the only time it hurt was she shoved a needle into the side of my eye, essential, had a patch put over the eye then left, next day back to have the patch removed and given drops from two different little bottles which i took home and for a week my wife had to put them in. An Aside, I went with my son for dinner with the patch on and some women said o0h! you have had an op on your eye, I said yes just as well my son is with me because when I drive I can't see to my left, I left them gasping.
    Now the best bit, after two weeks I got new lenses in my specs at $200 my cost, I went to the Drs last July for my eyesight test, he said well I don't know if you will pass next year, I said well I drove down to town yesterday and forgot to put my glasses on as, I have, for the first time since the 1970s I can watch TV without them, he said take your glasses off and read the chart, which i did right to the bottom, he said you no longer need glasses for driving, go over and tell them at the Service one, there the girl cut up my license and gave me a paper one and said your new one without need for glasses will be in the post. I have driven a car with glasses since the 60s now i don't, I was supposed to get my right eye done but put it off until the new year, Cost, nothing, all on Medicare that was why we paid taxes all those years .PS the woman did seven patients that day at a cost to medicare of $1'800 a patient. PPS there was no pain other than that last needle.
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    Interesting Des and thanks for all that info!
    As said i am not at all worried just curious.
    All i need now is to wait !
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    Had a bi annual check up last month.
    I have reading glasses and some for driving, they are long distance ones.
    Outside and in all shopping centers I wear shades, the fluros do my eyes in.
    Told the optician that after wearing the driving glasses for a few hours my vision improves.

    He explained, by wearing them and the others in brighter lights the eye muscles do not have to work so hard.
    No squinting in high lighting areas etc.
    This allows the eyes to see a lot better but only for maybe up to 12 hours, then the small print at the bottom of the TV goes a bit blurred.
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