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    I just had eye surgery

    Second attempt. First post vanished.
    OK, I just returned from Little Rock, Arkansas where I had cataract surgery this week at the VA hospital there.
    I know this subject comes up occasionally but I post again to assure any who may be hesitant about having the procedure if your doctor has reccomended it there is really nothing to fear. The procedure itself is a snap. You are awake and it is even kinda interesting. The usual pre and post-op thing is the ususal hassle but nothing to fear.
    With my new lens my distant vision is now perfect and beautiful.
    I have had no discomfort at all. For those still hesitant, I'll repeat I HAVE HAD NO DISCOMFORT OR PAIN AT ALL, AS IN NONE .
    And, as you can see in the picture, I came out of surgery just every soooo purty......
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    Great news Frank. Now if they can make my floaters disappear.
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    Cataract?

    I thought you were a MOPAR man?

    I'm glad all went well and that your sight has improved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Cataract?

    I thought you were a MOPAR man?

    I'm glad all went well and that your sight has improved!




    Glad things came out great Frank !!!!!!!
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    Glad to hear everything went smoothly, Frank.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Cataract?

    I thought you were a MOPAR man? ...
    OK, that made me laugh out loud.

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    Re: I just had eye surgery

    How many fingers am I holding up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    How many fingers am I holding up?


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    Look out boys, Franks gonna be shooting sharper than ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    With my new lens my distant vision is now perfect and beautiful.
    I keep wondering if I should get Lasik, but since I'm just slightly over 50 I keep weighing the trade off of getting cataracts so I won't have to pay for it

    So glad everything worked great for you

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    1) You cannot possibly be that old (or you had your avatar pic taken when you were a child).

    2) Pretty good planning. Most optical errors are cancelled out with cataract surgery. The power of the IOL (Inserted Optical Lens) is offset by the amount of near or farsightedness that you had pre-surgery. The astigmatism can be somewhat offset by the type of cataract surgery---or it could have been way back when I was involved in cataract surgery. I'm 20 years out of date on that subject now.

    The bad news is that you will still need glasses for near after the surgery, unless you do something like the Crystal lens.

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