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Cataract surgery decision

Discussion in 'Meet and Greet' started by Emma Sabin, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Thanks Janz.

    I am not going for the top lens - I'm going for the standard monofocal with as much UVA allowed in a possible as suggested by Jack..

    And yes its costing alot!

  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Good luck.

  3. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    And isn't Jack saying here that UVA is important?

    Any UVA would be a huge help why? UV light is capable of non linear effects at the RPE which is why we need sunlight on our eyes.
  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I think so.
    I have the very plain lenses.
    No problems.
    I know some people that went for specialty stuff and got into problems.

    Two, cannot drive at night.
    Another, the lenses moved around, over three years of going crazy.
    Repeated surgery.

  5. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    thanks for the update Emma ......thinking of you and sending you a big hug xo
  6. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Thanks Caroline.
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  7. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Yes thinking the same so choosing monofocal. But phew that let in more uva would be good don’t you think?
  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Depending on chances.
    I have explained that in my previous post.
    You are still getting UVa thru rest of the eyball.

  9. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Yes I got that. I meant it’s a mono focal so that’s basic. Only going to get a lens that had good reports. This is if I do it. Really don’t know what to do!

    And then there’s the question of the other eye and what to do. I’d like to hear jacks thoughts.
  10. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I meant it’s a mono focal so that’s basic.

    That is NOT all that I have said.

    The other part is that
    have less experience
    usually less manual dexterity
    then a person
    who does hundreds of this type surgeries every week.

  11. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Yes I got that too thanks. I guess I need to keep searching my info.
  12. Jude

    Jude Gold

    :eek::eek:I'm almost tempted to think ....no lenses and thick glasses:confused::confused:
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  13. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    HI Jude - yes I hear you, but what about the cataract? I can't have that done and wear thick glasses for one eye, its not good for the brain for balance. I am considering my quality of life now too...
    If I do a clens I would look at a gas permeable as they let in more light I think.
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  14. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    That works until you cannot see thru cataract.
    Been there.
    And the lenses do not have to be as thick as they used to be.

  15. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Why would I not be able to see through the cataract? What can happen?
    I thought the lens you had didn't give you any problems Jansz?

    I can't see out of my eye with the cataract atm so life is getting harder..
  16. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Ignore my last post Jansz! I misunderstood you.
    So what would you do? Get a basic monofocal in my cataract eye and then wear a gas permeable lens in my non cataract eye...?
  17. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    When I was not able to see thru cataract
    that was the time I got the lens.

  18. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    Yes its feeling like that now.

    I should say that the risk of retinal detachment is in my eye without the cataract bizarrely. And this is because I had a tear in the one with the cataract a few years ago so had to have it lasered and that means there is less risk, whereas the healthy eye has more risk, so thats whats making me think I don't want to tamper with a healthy eye.
  19. Emma Sabin

    Emma Sabin Gold

    And I've been thinking about this. I have no idea where to find someone who is not a surgeon? The surgeons I spoke to are doing these surgeries regularly, about 20 a week I think.

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