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Old 07-24-15, 11:04 AM
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I Have Cataracts

So my eye doctor has told me the last 2-3 years I've got them, but it hasn't reached the point where it's time to do the procedure to remove them. My yearly eye exam is today and I'm half hoping and half afraid she'll say it's time. Hoping because I've read good things about the results of the procedure and my next door neighbor has had both eyes done and she's very happy with the results.

Assume she says to do them. I know she does the procedure, but my neighbor had hers done by a guy who does nothing but that, I like that. So, I've got her doctor's name. Are there other ways to find recommended doctors for the procedure?

I like my current eye doc, but how do I tell her I'd like to use someone else?
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Have you checked out Healthgrades.com?
They're like Yelp for doctors.

http://www.healthgrades.com/find-a-doctor
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Have you checked out Healthgrades.com?
They're like Yelp for doctors.

http://www.healthgrades.com/find-a-doctor
You have to take them with a grain of salt as patient satisfaction and quality of patient care are different things. I hate them for listing my home address as a practice address, and refusing to remove it. It's still listed, but I've moved to another town.
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I'm sorry for your condition.
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Doesn't really matter who does them really. The procedure is relatively minor and you recover very quickly. It's the most common surgery in America... The real decision is if you want to be fixed at near-sighted, far-sighted, or if you want to fix one eye to each.

Do they know what the onset was for? Like age, diabetes?
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I'm sorry for your condition.
You are an asshole. A funny asshole, but still an asshole.
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I have a good chance of getting them as well, so ya'll can make fun of me then too.
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I had one in my left eye, but that wasn't due to age or diabetes, more likely my decision to play hockey without a face shield.
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Re: I Have Cataracts

I've had both my eyes done, and then redone after I got secondary cataracts.
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Re: I Have Cataracts

I have them, but apparently they're a different type from the usual age-related cataracts.

Haven't needed surgery, so far, but my doc warned me they could get worse rapidly.

I'm due for another checkup, so I'll find out if they've gotten worse.

Reading low contrast print is really annoying.
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Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
I'm sorry for your condition.
This is funny and if I look hard enough, considerate.

BTW, the doc said the cataract on the right eye is bigger or did she say cloudier, but since they can correct my vision to 20/20 or very close, the surgery is not called for.
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I've had both my eyes done, and then redone after I got secondary cataracts.
What are secondary cataracts? I've not heard of those. I thought cataracts occurred only in the lens and the original is removed.
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Doesn't really matter who does them really. The procedure is relatively minor and you recover very quickly. It's the most common surgery in America... The real decision is if you want to be fixed at near-sighted, far-sighted, or if you want to fix one eye to each.

Do they know what the onset was for? Like age, diabetes?
I know some surgeries are more significant than others, but having someone taking a blade to my eye doesn't seem insignificant.

The questions about near and farsighted is one I've got to start thinking about, if only so I can ask intelligent questions of the doctor, something better than "what do you recommend."

My cataracts are age related.
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Secondary cataracts just mean it gets cloudy again and they laser in a bunch of holes that let more light through the fake lens. Eyes heal crazy fast and the lens they remove just peels off easily. Aside from seeing better, you won't know you had anything done by the next day.

It's still scary... but in hindsight (hehe) you'll look back and go "what was all the fuss?"
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I have cataracts but too early to get surgery. I will however get laser surgery in my left eye to treat glaucoma. Should be in the next couple of months.
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Pffft. In May I learned I have Keratoconus after going in for a Lasik evaluation. Screw you guys and your easily fixable conditions
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I didn't know you were Asian. What models did you buy? I really like the Escalade. Enjoy driving your new luxury vehicle.
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Scientists have developed an eye drop that can dissolve cataracts
Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to shrink down and dissolve cataracts - the leading cause of blindness in humans.

While the effects have yet to be tested on humans, the team from the University of California, San Diego hopes to replicate the findings in clinical trials and offer an alternative to the only treatment thatís currently available to cataract patients - painful and often prohibitively expensive surgery.
http://www.sciencealert.com/scientis...acts-from-eyes

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