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wagonmaster2

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Posted: 06/15/12 12:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After having a cataract removed from an eye (second eye) has anyone ever had the inserted lens slip enough the surgeon had to go back in to reposition the lens?

The wife had excellent results from the first eye cataract removal but the second eye didn't go quite so well. Her distant vision is not as good as the first eye and the astigmatism didn't get corrected due to the lens slipping (twisting) very slightly. The claim is that her eyes are larger than a lot of people and that can leave room for the lens to twist, even though it shouldn't have. It will have been two weeks from the initial surgery before this corrective surgery could get scheduled, even though they originally scheduled it for 4 weeks down the line but when the wife voiced her concern over the length of time that would elapse they managed to find an opening. Just keeping our fingers crossed it will work this time. Also is extending the length of time that drops have to be put in the eye several times a day.

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Posted: 06/15/12 02:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will be watching this post with interest. I probably will be having catarack surgery in the near future. Hope everything turns out well for her.


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I had one eye cataract surgery in the end of Jan. All went well for a few weeks until I inadvertently pressed hard on my operated eye and felt a bit of a pain. I had to go back for a secondary laser burn in March. I discussed my mishap with the ophthalmologist, and he said no problem, sometimes the lens gets pushed out or misaligned, he said they just pop another one in. Seems easy for them to say.
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Posted: 06/16/12 07:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife is looking for a doctor to remove her cateracts and wondering if the knife or laser is better. I guess it's supposed to be a pretty simple operation but want to go the route with the least risk..


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Posted: 06/15/12 03:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

othertonka wrote:

I will be watching this post with interest. I probably will be having catarack surgery in the near future. Hope everything turns out well for her.


X2. My Father-in Law had a lens slip after a year or so. They removed it and replaced it. It went well for him and I hope your wife as as good if not better results. Let us know how it works out. Most of us that are over 60 will most likely need this surgery. So far I have had no problems with mine which was done at 60.

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I will be watching also. I had the surgery several years ago with no problems except I went back on the road to soon. Hope everything works out for you. Keep us posted
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Posted: 06/18/12 07:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you know what they call the med. school graduate who is at the bottom of his class?




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This is my consern. Of all the bumble-dudes that call themselves doctors, how does one pick one, regular procedure or laser. I won't even talk to one without more than ten years experience. The "doctor" refered to her had about 20 years. I figure he's worth talking to... It's a shame we need to pick a medical professional the same way as we would pick a professional mechanic for our truck.. IMO..

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Update.. FWIW..
The wife went for a second opinion today. The examining doctor, about twice the age and experience as the little gal "doctor" at Costco said her cataracts weren't bad enough to have them removed. Check back in a year or so.....
Ever since I insisted, even getting into an argument, that she get a second opinion when a "foreign specialist" wanted to operate on the veins in her legs that was determined to be unnecessary, I don't have much trouble convincing her to get second opinions on everything....
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Posted: 06/17/12 04:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife just started to have any indication of cataract problem, in fact she really didn't even realize it until her optomotrist told her now would be the best time to do it before the cataracts got too hard which could affect her potential retina detachment. And at the same time the insert would correct her near sightedness and astigmatism (this type of lens added $1,200 per eye that insurance doesn't cover). The first eye got corrected to 20/15 and she said she didn't realize how bright and colorful everything was (before she said things had kind of a yellowish tint to them but didn't realize this until the cataract was removed).

When the second eye that was done 2 weeks ago didn't have as good correction the optomotrist questioned the surgeon and was told there are dots on the lens that should be at 12:00 o'clock - 6 :00 o'clock but were actually setting at about 10:30-11:00 and 4:00-4:30. No explanation as to whether it was crooked from the start or slipped sometime on our way home during the 120 mile drive. We're hoping next Tuesday's appointment will have as good results as the first eye did after the inserted lens is straightened up. This will extend placing 3 different eye drops several times a day for another 28 days, which I told her we'll survive that if the results are as good as we expect.

No laser was involved, a very very small incession is made at about 3 olock at the edge of the colored part of the eye and all work is done through it. No stitches required afterward.

This is one of those things that you don't know if you picked the right surgeon or not and it probably won't be done again later on-hopefully.

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