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    I have a Monday appointment to start the ball rolling for a cataract removal. Not looking forward to that, but I'm tired of everything looking like a hazy, blurry day. People poking around in my eye make me very antsy.

    It's my "shootin'" eye also. Everything is blurred regardless of distance. Need to get that fixed.
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    I had mine done about nine years ago. The improvement in vision was dramatic. I was born with astigmatism and extreme myopia. (think Mr Magoo)

    Now I only wear glasses to read the proverbial fine print. The surgery was a breeze. The eye drop regimen after surgery is a bit of a pain for a week, but the vision improvement is worth it. You'll do fine. Best wishes.
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    OV, my neighbor just had both eyes done, with the procedures being about 5 weeks apart.

    After the first eye procedure, she was amazed (and unexpectedly so) at the vividness of colors and sharpness of detail that was restored to her vision. And, the second procedure amplified the success.

    Her doc corrected her vision to a large degree with the new implanted lenses, and her life is much improved.

    Interestingly, she now won't even step outside without wearing shades. She wants to keep the success that she now enjoys.

    Good luck, it's not likely that you will need it. Let us know how it goes!

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    Supposedly, I have the start of cataracts but surgery is not indicated yet.
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    @OldVet I'll be praying for you Brother. Hang tough.
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    My ophthalmologist referred me to a retinal specialist a few months back. She uncovered problems Iíve never heard of, and of course, age related cataracts. Canít address cataracts until retinas heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I have a Monday appointment to start the ball rolling for a cataract removal. Not looking forward to that, but I'm tired of everything looking like a hazy, blurry day. People poking around in my eye make me very antsy.

    It's my "shootin'" eye also. Everything is blurred regardless of distance. Need to get that fixed.
    Great level of success with cataract removal/surgery now days. I understand your nervousness with having anything done, particularly since it could impact your shooting prowess. Here's hoping and praying that everything will be A-Okay and you'll be better than new.
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    I had both eyes done a couple of years ago. The procedure was a walk in the park... all the apprehension I had was for not.
    The end results were so dramatic I actually cried! I went from legally blind for 6 months to 20/20 vision and immediately celebrated by purchasing a new truck :)
    I assure you, once you're done you'll be a happy camper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I have a Monday appointment to start the ball rolling for a cataract removal. Not looking forward to that, but I'm tired of everything looking like a hazy, blurry day. People poking around in my eye make me very antsy.

    It's my "shootin'" eye also. Everything is blurred regardless of distance. Need to get that fixed.
    You don't need to dread the process. It's a piece of cake and it will change your life.

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    I can't speak from personal experience, but everyone I know who's had any of the many vision correction procedures has said the same thing afterwards. "Why didn't I do this years ago?"
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    I had both eyes don a year ago. highly satisfied. instead of being myopic/astigmatic I now don't wear glasses for distance. I test at 20/20 and had restrictions removed from my drivers license. I had monofocals - per my opthomologists recommendation as I'm somewhat of a perfectionist on distance vision. I need computer and reading glasses for close up. with a focal length of 30" my computer glasses are perfect for precision handgun shooting. the front sight is perfectly in focus. I don't wear my glasses when tactical training as I wouldn't be wearing them when wandering around.

    bottom line: if you need it, do it. don't worry about it.
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    Left eye cataract surgery 2011. A couple of months ago, right eye, master eye. Both 20-20. Master eye took a while till the sights became sharp, now perfect. Bit of a pain for a week or so, not painful, just a lot of drops etc. A couple of little floaters floating about, but getting better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Supposedly, I have the start of cataracts but surgery is not indicated yet.
    That's what they've told me at my last few check ups. This year I noticed the computer screen being hazy, and when I went to the ball games, it looked like the air was smoky until I closed my right eye. That's when I figured it was time.

    I'm just a big baby when it comes to any medical procedure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That's what they've told me at my last few check ups. This year I noticed the computer screen being hazy, and when I went to the ball games, it looked like the air was smoky until I closed my right eye. That's when I figured it was time.

    I'm just a big baby when it comes to any medical procedure.
    You and me both. But look at the bright side; if you can't see, you won't have to send anyone a Christmas card!
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    You and me both. But look at the bright side; if you can't see, you won't have to send anyone a Christmas card!
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