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Cataract Surgery

Ok, I am leaving in a hour for my cataract surgery on one of my eyes.  The doctor told me that by tomorrow every thing should be back to normal except for my vision will be a lot better, not to mention no more problems with the eye.  It is interesting in that as the cataract has gotten worse to the point that the insurance will pay for the surgery I have noticed a few problems trying to focus on the open sights on my pistoles and muzzle loader.  I solved the muzzle loader problem by going to a peep sight on it but still have a few problems with my non scoped pistoles. 

So has anyone else on here had the surgery or am I the first of I hope not many. 

It is getting interesting getting older but then I am only 57 and parts are starting to fail already.  I guess to much of a hard work life and a lot of fun inbetween. 

I kind of remindes me of a man that I met in a bar one night a long time ago.  He came up with the idea that if he knew that he was going to live to be as old as he was that he would of taken better care of his body. 

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Have not had it, just wanted

Have not had it, just wanted to say good luck!

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From talking to a collegue of

From talking to a collegue of mine, I know that they can also put an artificial lens in your eye at the same time which will greatly improve your vision.  His went to 20/20 after the surgery.

So good luck and hoping that you have great vision after the surgery.

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All I can say is WOW.  It has

All I can say is WOW. 

It has been a little over 2 hours now since the surgery and right from the end of it I could tell the difference in my vision out of my one eye.  Right now I am sitting in a hotel room in the dark and I can read what is on the computer without glasses.  The whole thing only took about an hour from the time that I got to the surgery center and was taken back into the area that they did the surgery.  It actually took longer for my eye to get dialiated with the medications than the surgery did, the surgery actually only took between 5 and 10 minutes and they wheeled me out. 

My only problem right now is that my one eye is dialiated about 4 times the normal size but I will take that.  The only pain that I felt was when they stuck the IV into my hand and pulled some tape off of my eyebrows.  Now I can't wait until I get outside to really see just how much the vision out of that eye has improved with the new lens

It's too bad that I had to wait so long to get to the point where insurance would pay the bill.  Now I only have to wait and go in to see the doctor in the morning and then I'll be headed home for the rest of my RR. 

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Really happy you're doing

Really happy you're doing well.  It is amazing what they can do these days.  Get well soon.

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Good News, Bad News

The good news: looks like (pun intended)  the surgery worked.  I'm really happy for you Critter - don't want to emagine even the thought of loosing vision as there is too many fantastic things out there still to see.  The bad news: looks like (yeah, pun intended again) you're gonna loose a great way to explain those unexplainable misses!

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Yep, no more excuses and

Yep, no more excuses and since it was my shooting eye my aim should be even better. 

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Congrats on a successful

Congrats on a successful surgery! I'm glad it turned out good for you.

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That is great news critter!

That is great news critter! I am really glad to hear that it worked out so well for you. How is your vision now that you are a little further after the surgery? I am also glad to hear that it was a fairly painless operation. I think losing our vision is a very scary thing for us hunters. We need our sight to hunt the animals that we go after and therefore the loss of our eyesight would be a game ender. That is why it is such great news to hear that you got it taken care of. I think a lot of people are pretty nervous about getting operations like this. Good for you that you went ahead with it and got it done.

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I now have 20/20 vision back

I now have 20/20 vision back in my one eye and need to go back in to get a new perscription for my other eye this coming Wednesday. 

The funny thing is that my girlfriend accuses me of winking at other women all  the time now and I just tell her that I'm checking out my vision. ::blink:   I have also noticed that I don't have any of the other problems that I had with the cataract such as blured vision in the center of the eye or problems with bright lights. 

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