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davecholly
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   Posted 2/13/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it inappropriate or against the rules to make a post about cataracts? I don't see any topic into which it fits.

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   Posted 2/13/2011 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know where you would post about cataracts. Maybe that is one to suggest to the administrator. As we are suppose to get some new forums. I will make that suggestion. I have them too, but they are small and the eye doctor says that they grow slowly. Unfortunately my poor old dog has them, but she can still get around. She wouldn't survive an operation. She is too old.

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davecholly
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   Posted 2/15/2011 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Genetic. Thank you for the clear and informative reply. I have surgery scheduled for March 9th. I'm optimistic and hoping that my vision from the affected eye will drastically improve.

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   Posted 2/15/2011 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
wishing you all the very best with your surgery. with healings, jamie
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davecholly
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   Posted 3/10/2011 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my cataract surgery yesterday. Today, my vision is perfect in that eye. It truly is an amazing procedure; I had and have no pain at all! One thing I thought was strange was that while I was given an anesthetic, I remained very awake throughout the entire operation. Fortunately, the cataract had blurred my vision in the bad eye so much that I could barely see anything coming at it.

Now that my right eye has been fixed, I suddenly realize that the vision in my left eye isn't as perfect as I had thought it was. I'm probably going to call tomorrow to schedule the surgery for that eye as well.

Oh, and I no longer have need for glasses. The implanted lens has corrected my far vision. Reading still requires magnifying glasses.

Finally, I have a question. This morning I noticed that my forehead, bridge of nose and cheekbones under both eyes are exuding oil or grease. I'm not sure if it is in reaction to the eye drops I am taking four times a day, or, perhaps, the tape I am using to secure the plastic bubble guard while I sleep. Has anyone any knowledge about this? I haven't had oily skin since my teenage days.
Dave, two daughters: Echo and Holly. Hence the screen name -- DavEcHolly

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   Posted 3/11/2011 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
tape i'd say. seeing my eye surgeon about my eyes. t1 diabetes and at the moment i am having trouble with focusing. need to get my sugars down, am trying. jamie. glad about your results dave!! cheers, jamie. all the best with the next one.
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davecholly
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   Posted 3/13/2011 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your concerns and replies. I'm thinking you may be right, Genetic. One of the drops I take 4 times a day is a corticosteroid. Since I'm already on 15mg of prednisone daily, the extra boost of the drops in my eye may be causing extra glandular activity. Eh, it is just a guess. The opthamologist seemed to think it might be a reaction to the tape. For now, I'll live with a shiny forehead and nose.
Dave, two daughters: Echo and Holly. Hence the screen name -- DavEcHolly
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