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    Having a Pity Party

    Hi all:

    I've been quiet for a day or two, and several have noticed it, which is nice I guess.....

    Went to the eye doctor last week and he says I'm already developing cataracts....at age 48. Not very happy about that, but apparently it explains why my vision is deteriorating in one eye. For the moment it's being corrected by glasses, but one day soon, he won't be able to correct it with glasses, and then I'll have to have it operated on.........it's a minor operation, but I'm feeling sorry for myself.......

    Getting old is no fun but it beats the other alternatives.........so that's why I've been quiet out here.........
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    well Cynthia, If there anything I fear is loosing my eye sight. On my last trip to the optomitrist they optrichian thought I might have the begiining of glycoma. A trip to the optimolygist confirmed th ehigh pressure but on closer exam he said it was not glacoma so for now I just go back every year for a checkup.
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    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    they say that the surgery makes your visdon 20/20 again with a new lense transplated in there..if its bad enough now to need surgery get it set up ..it takes awhile to get in up there i here from other canuks
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    Thank the good Lord they can fix the cataracts. I know lots of people that have had the surgery and they all say it was well worth it. Made a big difference in their quality of life.

    Don, I've had the high pressure problem for year and to keep in under control is just a matter of a drop of medicine in each eye every night before I go to sleep. I've had to do it for years, but it has worked well and no deterioration of the optic nerve at all. The only draw back is the tiny bottle of medicine is $70+ each bottle, but still very much worth it.
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    Well take care of those eye balls. You will be fine. Father in law had the surgery and couldn't believe what he was missing.

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    Cynthia, this is not to be glib, but you will end up with 20/20+. My dad and everyone else I know of ended up with perfect vision (probably will need reading glasses though).

    You'll be good...just let us know how perfect vision is (sans glasses/contacts). Good Luck

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    Mt father in law had both eyes done. He is 86 and has the vision of when he was a teenage lookout aboard the USS Constitution.
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    Parents had the surgery a few years back and they are doing great now. Get a referal to a specialist as soon as possible and get it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Getting old is no fun but it beats the other alternatives.........

    Depends who you talk to.
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    Macular degeneration runs in my family. I'm hoping it doesn't get to me. But my eyes are definitely getting to the point where I can't read with my glasses on and I can't see with them off....

    Oh well, Visiting my eye guy on Friday, so maybe I'll get those sweet transition free trifocals I've been dying for....

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