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    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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    Sorry to hear this. Some time patients face problem after cataract surgery. You can find helpful solution for your problem at "why are my eyes still blurry and sun sensitive after 2 months of cataract surgery". Hope this will help

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    Hi Doc, I've had both done years ago, different times , different hospitals. First time, my own hospital second time at a hospital out of my district. Waiting times were getting bad so two surgeons hired an operating theatre at this hospital in Middlesex. On a SUNDAY morning 12 men and 12 women patients from various hospitals all over London gathered at 8.00 a.m. Theatre opened up, conveyor belt system started, Step one in one area, step two another area, and so on. By the time the first patient was coming out all bandaged up, the fifth patient was just starting. All patients done by 1.00 p.m. Absolutly brilliant, knocked out , no pain, no discomfort. Result a clear sparkling world.

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    Thanks
    I am still due to see my Eye Specialist again on the 30th September, he has to Re Check my Right Eye, as seems there may be some Muscle Issue!??
    Anyway after that dont know how long still to go before my First Eye Surgery, hopefully sooner than later.
    My Sister in Law has just had hers done very recently and also told me it was really good and painless. She just had to use Drops for a while , then when three Weeks are over she can again Drive .
    So i am looking forward to the time i can get mine done! Its been a long haul!
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    Now Vernon, what are you on about with some muscle problems, don't come the raw Prawn mate, you aer getting your crustations mixed up.
    If you want some good muscles go to the fish market in Sydney, Doyles are excellent.
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    Hi Des.
    About three ago I went for new glasses and was told
    the the trouble with my right eye was a cataract.I was
    told not to drive until it was sorted.He advised me that
    there was about six months waiting to see the specialist then
    anything up to two years waiting for an operation.I had only
    just bought a new car so could not afford to wait all that time.
    The wife suggested that I go private so phoned the local BUPA
    hospital,paid 20.00 to see the specialist,and was told that I
    could have an operation in two weeks at a cost of 2.000,so
    went ahead.The odd thing about all this was the fact that the
    Specialist was the same one that I would have had to wait two
    years to see and that he was doing these private operations in his
    spare time.Costly but the best thing I did.
    Dave Williams.

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