Eye surgery to remove cateracts and to implant new lenses. Has anyone had this done?
This is NOT LASIK surgery
Yes, I had cataract surgery done on the left eye in Jan. 2010, and will have cataract surgery on the right eye in a few weeks. Most people have their eyes done about 3 weeks apart, but I waited nearly two years between surgeries. I had the Crystalens implanted. So far I'm pleased -- however, you really cannot evaluate this IOL very fairly until you have both eyes done.
thanks.. i'm quite apprehensive about the procedure. I've asked my surgeon for some drugs to calm me down. I'm doing my right one in a week or two and my left one two weeks later....
Hi HA Kap
Yes I have recently had cateract surgery. Dec 2010 and Feb 2011. It has been one of the best things I have done!
It is outpatient surgery -- in and out the same day -- wearing street clothes. I went in at 10:00 am was out at 12:15 pm. Wearing no makeup I was wheeled into surgery room where Doctor and Assistant welcomed me. Doctor whiped my face with something then placed equipment around eye to hold in place. No problem. I was told to look at light. Doctor and equipment removed my lens (I honestly felt nothing) and all I could 'see' was blur. Then lense replaced. He gave me two stiches which I felt but absolutely no pain. I mean that. No pain.
After surgery I could see quite well, just a little blurry. Overnight I wore a see-through eye patch and everything was perfect the next day. Doctor gave me prescription eye drops before and after surgery and instructions not to bend down or wash my face or hair in the shower for one or two days.
Two months later I went through the process again.
Because I have 'long distance' sight and slightly different vision in each eye, the doctor took this opporunity to give me slightly different focal lengths in each eye.
I now wear glasses only for reading and with a much smaller adjustment level. Was as high as 3.25, after 1.75.
You should be able to trust your doctor and ophthalmologist/eye surgeon when she/he says your surgery will be fine.
Do not worry. Although you don't necessarily need anything to ease your worry, if your surgeon says OK, then go ahead. You will not feel very much at all during surgery, except for some new sensations, I repeat, it is not painful and the results are marvellous.
Cataract surgery has come a long way in just 10 years. No long time to recoup now.
my mum had it done a i think in 2010. It was a painless procedure but it took a bit of time to clearly see with that eye. all good now. make sure you follow the precautions the doctor instructs you after the surgery.
Good luck and nothing to be worried about ... the doctor did about 10 surgeries a day. it's become a routine thing so less chance of anything getting messed up.
Yes, my mom just had this done. She is doing really, really well. She was almost blind in that eye too but now she says she can see really clearly. Here's the key...when the doctor gives you the drops to use before and after, keep using them. If he gives you a patch to wear at night (for about 5 days or so) wear it and you'll see what a great difference it makes....good luck to ya...
You'll be fine! I've been an ophthalmic technician for over 15 years and I've assisted in MANY cataract surgeries. These surgeries have become so routine they aren't even considered major surgery anymore. It takes about 10 minutes to take the human lens out with a process called phacoemulsification, ya a fancy term for using sonic waves to break up the cataract and then vacuum it out. The implants are folded so the incision that needs to be made is tiny, and doesn't require any stitches. Inserting and unfolding the lens takes about five minutes. Then you're done! It's typically done with Versed, which is a conscious sedative. You're awake, but have no idea what is going on. This truly is the easiest surgery you will ever have.
Recovery time, assuming all goes well, is a total of four weeks. For the first 3 weeks you can't swim. Most surgeons won't let you pick anything up over ten pounds the first week, and no washing your hair. You'll use 2 or 3 different eye drops 3-4 times a day for the next two weeks to prevent infection. If you get the Crystal lens, you won't be allowed to read for a week to let the lens settle in properly. If you read to soon, you can cause the lens to shift forward making you farsighted and then you'll need glasses. Remember to check with you surgeon the day after surgery to verify all instructions, and always bring your drops with you the first day after surgery, unless you haven't gotten them yet.
My sister in law had her cateracts surgery yesterday and she is doing fine. She did not feel anything and happy with the procedure so far.
by Yoleen Lucas 5 years ago
I keep having eye pain after cataract surgery, and now my vision is blurry. WHAT'S WRONG???!!!I'm having problems getting off the eyedrop meds. I was given Ketorolac and Prednisolone to use 3 times a day for a month. When I stopped, my eye became extremely sore and sensitive to light, so I...
by Yoleen Lucas 5 years ago
I have a few questions about cataract surgery - please read!I'm having cataract surgery done in Hilo in a couple days, due to an injury 9 years ago. My doctor said if there is a complication, I will have to be flown to Honolulu 200 miles away for further surgery. My brother, who is also a doctor,...
by jaydawg808 3 years ago
Has anyone ever had laser eye surgery?
by Sarah-Ann 7 years ago
Okay, So im currrently saving to get my breasts enlarged next year (2011). I know where im going, ive seen the results a girl i know got her boobs done at the same place, and they seem really really good. The reason im getting them done as since ive had my daughter (9months ago) My breasts arnt as...
by thryanmathew 8 years ago
Is it necessary to use glasses after cataract surgery?
by Olivia Pearce 18 months ago
I have cataract surgery on my right eye a week ago. I notice that after watching tv my eyes get red.The redness in my eyes come and go and I can feel.something in my eye. I noticed also floater in the operated eye but I already have floaters in both eye. When I look up in the sky I can see...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|