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Old 03-03-2016, 02:35 PM   #261
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So happy for your DW, B_H. The lenses were developed after WWII when a military doc realized the eye tolerated plastic shrapnel from the cockpit windows (or something like that, per Wikipedia). My surgery was a year ago and every day I am still amazed that this wonderful result was possible.
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thanks everyone - 50 years ago I guess she just would have gone blind?
No, but intraocular lens implants were new, unproven and not widely available, so she would have probably ended up wearing thick "Coke bottle" hyperopic glasses.
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No, but intraocular lens implants were new, unproven and not widely available, so she would have probably ended up wearing thick "Coke bottle" hyperopic glasses.
Yes. My grandfather wore those.
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So happy for your DW, B_H. The lenses were developed after WWII when a military doc realized the eye tolerated plastic shrapnel from the cockpit windows (or something like that, per Wikipedia).
Yep.

I found this short story of how this all came about:

The Fascinating History Behind the Intraocular Lens | Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute
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Yes. My grandfather wore those.
As did my mom.
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If you've had cataract surgery in the last ten years, there's a good chance that at least one of the instruments used was invented by a friend of mine. He has a list of patents for them as long as my arm. Fascinating stuff, working at such a micro miniature level.
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As did my mom.
My grandfather and my aunt as well.
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DW had surgery yesterday on her right eye. Went to follow-up today and her vision corrected to 20/25 without glasses. I almost started crying in the reception area.


Her left eye will get done 3/15.
What a terrific outcome, truly life changing. Congrats to you both.
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Just got back yesterday from Annapolis. We stayed over Wed. night since I had a followup at 8am. Initial test shows 20:25 in my new right eye with the toric lens. Doc says it should improve in the coming weeks. She she thinks she may have been able to fully correct for the astigmatism which was "off the chart". What is amazing is the color difference! I had no idea that the world turned yellow on me. Incredible.

I was wound like a watch spring waiting to be wheeled into the laser room. Thank goodness for Versed.
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Just got back yesterday from Annapolis. We stayed over Wed. night since I had a followup at 8am. Initial test shows 20:25 in my new right eye with the toric lens. Doc says it should improve in the coming weeks. She she thinks she may have been able to fully correct for the astigmatism which was "off the chart". What is amazing is the color difference! I had no idea that the world turned yellow on me. Incredible.

I was wound like a watch spring waiting to be wheeled into the laser room. Thank goodness for Versed.
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Just got back yesterday from Annapolis. We stayed over Wed. night since I had a followup at 8am. Initial test shows 20:25 in my new right eye with the toric lens. Doc says it should improve in the coming weeks. She she thinks she may have been able to fully correct for the astigmatism which was "off the chart". What is amazing is the color difference! I had no idea that the world turned yellow on me. Incredible.

I was wound like a watch spring waiting to be wheeled into the laser room. Thank goodness for Versed.
Congratulations, glad it went well. You made me laugh. My mom freaked out about the yellow. She'd been scrubbing her white kitchen walls for months trying to get the yellow off.:sly:
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If you've had cataract surgery in the last ten years, there's a good chance that at least one of the instruments used was invented by a friend of mine. He has a list of patents for them as long as my arm. Fascinating stuff, working at such a micro miniature level.
A big thank you to your friend
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Just got back yesterday from Annapolis. We stayed over Wed. night since I had a followup at 8am. Initial test shows 20:25 in my new right eye with the toric lens. Doc says it should improve in the coming weeks. She she thinks she may have been able to fully correct for the astigmatism which was "off the chart". What is amazing is the color difference! I had no idea that the world turned yellow on me. Incredible.

I was wound like a watch spring waiting to be wheeled into the laser room. Thank goodness for Versed.
Congratulations on the great vision! Pretty wonderful, I think.

Versed was wonderful for me, too. It really calmed me down and made the surgery so easy.
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Just got back yesterday from Annapolis. We stayed over Wed. night since I had a followup at 8am. Initial test shows 20:25 in my new right eye with the toric lens. Doc says it should improve in the coming weeks. She she thinks she may have been able to fully correct for the astigmatism which was "off the chart". What is amazing is the color difference! I had no idea that the world turned yellow on me. Incredible.

I was wound like a watch spring waiting to be wheeled into the laser room. Thank goodness for Versed.
Glad to hear about the success. I also heard eye sight can take several weeks before it improves, probably more so with toric and other premium IOLs. I've never noticed any color degradation myself, but all these comments about more vibrant colors have me excited anticipating what my 4K TV will be like once its delivered.
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So happy that everyone's surgeries are going so great and eyesight is so improved! I will have to reread this thread, if I ever have to have it.
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Versed was wonderful for me, too. It really calmed me down and made the surgery so easy.
Yeah, I'm thinking it would be great to have a supply of this stuff to get through the election.
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One-week follow up with optho yesterday. My right eye now tests 20/20. All systems go for left eye one week from today.

One new bit of info which I inferred from my experience and confirmed with the optho. Since they used a toric lens to fix the astigmatism, it is a single focus lens that is "set for distance". I knew that I would need reading glasses. But I have also noticed that "intermediate distances" like computer screen and even a bit farther out, are not crisp -- much better than old eye but still not as good as the correction I get with my progressive lenses in my glasses (when they were new). The optho confirmed that the toric lens cannot be multi-focal and that I would definitely need glasses to read (this I knew) and possibly a mid-range lens for computer work -- this may end up being a bifocal reader. I was relieve to learn that this is normal and not something that wasn't working with the new implant.
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One-week follow up with optho yesterday. My right eye now tests 20/20. All systems go for left eye one week from today.
right on - DW actually SAW a few of my golf shots yesterday and found a few balls in the rough (not mine) - getting left eye done Tuesday
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right on - DW actually SAW a few of my golf shots yesterday and found a few balls in the rough (not mine) - getting left eye done Tuesday
After my surgeries I found a house about a quarter mile away! We've been here ten years too.☺

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One-week follow up with optho yesterday. My right eye now tests 20/20. All systems go for left eye one week from today.
Woo-hoo!!! What a TERRIFIC outcome. Congratulations and I'm hoping results are just as good for your left eye after it is done too.
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right on - DW actually SAW a few of my golf shots yesterday and found a few balls in the rough (not mine) - getting left eye done Tuesday
Great!! It is wonderful to be able to SEE. Congratulations to your DW.
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After my surgeries I found a house about a quarter mile away! We've been here ten years too.☺
Believe me, I can relate! After my surgeries F took me for drives around town, just so I could see it with my "new eyes". I saw signs and other things I did not even know were there.
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