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Old 08-30-2009, 08:25 PM   #15
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I had the same type implants as Frank. My eyes were 20/300 before, now_20/40. I arise each day amazed at not reaching for glasses! Night driving is much better, reading I need +1.25 lenses for small type, large type like this- naked eyes! Medicare covered everything. O-shoot, I just mentioned government health care, sorry mods.

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:49 PM   #16
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In researching the ReSTOR lens some more, a small percentage of patients see "halos".

Like many procedures, they may not be suitable for all patients.
Had both my eyes done at Wills Eye in Philly by Dr Bailey top cataract doc my insurance would have paid, he advised against as he felt there was to great a risk of problems. I went for the distance lenses and now have 20/15 in each eye. Still need reading glasses.

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Old 09-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #17
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thanks for all the replies, as my wife goes in tuesday to get both done and after reading all the comments she has opted for the regular lens. hi frank, i'm the friend of ed houks, you might remember cape may.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:02 PM   #18
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Ah, Yes. Cape May. My wife and I had a nice time camping with the Travelling Terrapins that week. Unfortunately, I hardly remember anyone except Ed and Linda, who we keep in contact with. It's been over a year since that rally. My mind probably wouldn't be as fuzzy if I had more contact with the members of your group.

Hope everything goes well with the surgery. Interestingly, the pre-surgical (prep) time for the surgery takes way longer than the surgery itself.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #19
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When Cindy (my bride) took an eye exam in Maine in September and then asked for her new prescription, the reply was "Your not getting a new prescription until your cataracts are removed. You are barely legal to drive in the state of "Maine".
Hence, we set up the surgery in Gulfport, Mississippi (a neat place to spend a winter). She had the right eye done almost 2 weeks ago. She now has 20/20 in that eye. This Doctor waits 7 weeks between eyes. In fact, other patients we've met in the waiting room indicates that he actually perfers to look at the other eye in about a year (of course, the doctor could have other concerns we're not aware of). I told Cindy she can recover looking at the slot machines in the many wonderful Casinos in this area . Also, the buffet dinners at the Casinos offer fabulous meals for just pennies (really!). For the guy's- There is a "Harbor Freight" store in Gulfport
I agree with the comment made earlier about the prep period for surgery being a long time. Cindy had to have a physical with our family Doctor in NC before we came to Mississippi. Then the eye surgeon wanted two of his own exams before the first eye was to be completed.
She has some discomfort, as previously stated, looking through her glasses, as one lense has been removed. She now wears the "Mafia sun glasses" that were issued from the Doc- She looks like she could be in the "Blues Brothers" movie- Ha,Ha. Every day, for awhile, many eye drops are a necessary "side affect" of this surgery. One drop is for antibiotics and the other is for pain (for the first week).

All in all, it's looks like a 4 1/2- 5 month process. We'll be ready to "rock and roll" once again in April, enroute to Maine .

Standard lenses are being implanted.

Good luck to all others facing cataract surgery,

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