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Discussion: CATARACT SURGERY

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May 26, 2010
armiho211
Men's 70
398 posts
CATARACT SURGERY
anybody gone thru this procedure ??? was it worth it ? was insurance coverage a problem ? recovery time ? would you do it again if you could take it back ? this sounds like a scary procedure, what if you sneeze or move at the wrong time. i am a coward when it comes to pain tolerance. any info you could provide would appreciated.
May 27, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2584 posts
I believe Davey Reed on our 60 team just went through this about a month ago. He's very happy with the results. Sorry, I don't know the details.
May 27, 2010
Parman
11 posts
I went thru it Feb on my right eye. It is definitely worth it. Took 6 minutes, they dope you up and I stayed awake thru the whole procedure and didn't even feel anything. Eyesight (at least in that eye) is great now.
Insurance was 80-20 and cost me about $600 out-of-pocket. The whole procedure was about $3500-$4000.
Recovery time was about 4 weeks. They give you 3 kinds of drops you put in 4 times a day to prevent infections etc.
If my left eye deteriorates to where I need it, I will do it.
May 27, 2010
Ken#27
1 posts
I would like to add to the reply by Parman, I had my right eye done also, and had the Crystal Lens Implant done, which gives both distance and up-clase vision, it cost me only for the lens implant, because I had insurance and tri-care. It is well worth it and I think you will see a big difference.
May 27, 2010
slomo
47 posts
I'm a 3rd degree WUSSY who passed out both when I got married and when I got my shots for Viet-Nam!! Needless to say I was scared poopless for my Cataract surgery. I felt nothing and when Doc took off the bandages I told him to do the other eye. I'm an OFer and I had reached the point I couldn't get a jump on the ball until it was too late. The final straw was when a pop-up fell 2 feet behind me. I was embarassed and almost got hurt. Had the surgery in Dec and then Jan of last year. Won both the Nationals in Phoenix and the TOC in Polk County this past year. All tourney in both and MVP in Phoenix. Never won diddily before in my life. GET THE SURGERY!!! But make sure you have a good DOC. God luck, Pat
May 27, 2010
Omar Khayyam
958 posts
armie, everyone I know who has had this surgery reports the same: painless, quick recovery time, dramatic improvement in vision.

If you don't mind wearing glasses, I would hold off on any lens implant. My daughter's father-in-law went that way, and two years later, and many operations and adjustments later, his vision is still worse than when he started. The doctors paid all the costs because of the bad results. Just one example, and there are probably many with good results, but it may be too soon to tell about the risks of this procedure.
May 27, 2010
armiho211
Men's 70
398 posts
i appreciate all your responses, i will go " see " an eye doc and have him check me out. i will also call my insurance co. to make sure it's covered. my problem is also compounded by floaters in both eyes. IT'S HELL TO GET OLD !! THANKS TO ALL ! frank a.
May 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
so frank thats been your prol,DOH,LOL.
May 27, 2010
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
mad dog,
At least he don't wear "blumers". lol !
May 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
thats b/c he can't pull it off like i can,LOL. :):)
May 28, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1936 posts
My wife had cataract surgery 6 yrs ago and says it was well worth it. It is doing well to this day. Good Luck.
May 28, 2010
armiho211
Men's 70
398 posts
MAD DOG- i didnt get toasted at all in georgetown, unless you count the 2 laser shots by larry lopez to my right. i dont think both balls got over 12ft high straight to the fence. they got there so fast i was able to move only about 8ft before they hit the wall. glad i am not pitching when he bats. by the way, in case you forgot, you got toasted twice, but who's counting ! (maybe ed ? ) see ya ! frank !
May 28, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
but remember i was filling in, in the outfield :):).
i think the wind was a big factor for play out there also, but hey we tried.
see ya at keist.
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