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Old 11-06-2009, 06:57 AM   #21
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Nords, no surprises at all. If any, then it is how uneventful things are, no complications so far. Just amazement at the colors, which are not faded as before. I am religious about following the various eye drops instillation and periodicity. Both before and after surgery.

The switching is no longer present as of this morning. but am more ware of the image in the repaired eye.

As for how experts become experts, they all have many mistakes. I recall years ago a famous and old neurosurgeon explaining that it took him hundreds of surgeries before he was considered good, and many more years before the title renowned was applied. Reading between the lines would show many many errors. I have not known any instant experts except on TV shows.

I am glad he is now considered pretty good. Unfortunately hard success/failure data is nearly impossible to get on any practitioner.

Finally yes, am sticking with the KISS formula. And glasses if they will be necessary, surely I'll need them for reading. Rigid monovision lenses for both eyes. In my case of the lazy eye it is unknown if it will recover full functioning, time will tell. In the US there are extremely few adults with the condition, since when diagnosed early, the patching remedy and eye exercises correct the problem.

A number of folks (8 or so) I have talked with in person who have multifocal lenses would rather not have them. Weird glare is a problem in all of their cases.

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:55 AM   #22
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Those esotropia/amblyopia patches/exercises only work if the kid isn't fighting back against them at every step of the way for years. Or so I've been told. Maybe it's better today with video games instead of the 1960s solutions.

Glad everything worked out so well for your surgery! Boring is good.

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A number of folks (8 or so) I have talked with in person who have multifocal lenses would rather not have them. Weird glare is a problem in all of their cases.
I hear/read the same. I've tried multifocal contacts, which worked acceptably, but the distance vision was cut down too much to the point where it was hard to read street signs. I'm much happier with monovision (no contacts in one eye, reading lens in the other) and could learn to live with it if cataracts made surgery necessary.

I have great hopes that a flexible artificial lens, one which eye muscles can actually wrestle into focus, will become routine in the next 20-30 years.


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A number of folks (8 or so) I have talked with in person who have multifocal lenses would rather not have them. Weird glare is a problem in all of their cases.
Glad your surgery has gone well.
I had multi-focal lens inplants about a year and half ago. Rezoom in dominant and ReStor in the other eye. I had read that many folks have the glare problem. However, having worn contacts all my adult life, I found any glare much less than I had with the contacts.
I found the biggest challenge in making the decision between multi-focal and mono was not having any way to reasonably predict the outcome since experiences are so individualized. However, when I realized that if necessary they could replace the muli-focal if it did not work, I bit the bullet and went with the multi-focal and am now glasses-free. On a rare occasion in low light, I will borrow my DW's readers to read fine print but otherwise no need.
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