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Anyone have cataract surgery??
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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
Well GrammaBear, I finally found out about someone that started wearing glasses at a younger age than I did. I was 18 months old and It’s taken 85 years for me to learn about anyone starting younger. My cataract surgery for both eyes 11 or 12 years ago went well. In January 2020 I was diagnosed with wet age related macular degeneration ERMD and will have the second injection in my left eye tomorrow. Hopefully we caught the wet ARMD early enough for treatment to be effective. There is a hereditary element to ARMD and anyone over 50-55 should consider being tested for it.
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#42
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(02-08-2020, 05:58 PM)GrammaBear Wrote: AlanE ~ I am curious about your eyeglasses situation.  My husband has transition lenses in his glasses.  He is nearsighted and does not have cataracts - yet.  I looked at his eyeglasses today and held them over a sheet of white paper and indeed they DO appear to have a yellowish tint.  I'm glad you have mentioned your regret about the vivid color change.  It gives me something to consider when I get new glasses in a month or so.  I'm liking the vivid color change.  Spring will be coming in April for our area and I really look forward to seeing flowers to find out what color they really are.  Lilacs are my favorite and I love to see and smell them.

Transitions brand has different models to choose from. I may have their "Drivewear" model. Which was sales-pitched to me as the pair to get if you drive. I had to read their site again and that model adds a green/yellow tint for "high contrast" in low light. I bought into the "get these and you won't need a separate pair of sunglasses while driving" nonsense. I can now see if one drives a convertible with the top down all the time but if the mode of transportation is a coupe, most likely the windows are slightly tinted and possibly polarized or have some type of UV block from the factory. That makes these types of glasses less effective since it is the UV that makes them darken. I have heavily tinted windows (maximum allowed here) and my lenses will only darken slightly if at all.

You can get an idea of how dark my windows are here.
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They work great when I am outside doing yard work but as with driving, I would have been fine with a pair of clip on sunglasses. Dont-know
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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
(02-09-2020, 03:17 PM)stanleydean Wrote: Well GrammaBear, I finally found out about someone that started wearing glasses at a younger age than I did. I was 18 months old and It’s taken 85 years for me to learn about anyone starting younger. My cataract surgery for both eyes 11 or 12 years ago went well. In January 2020 I was diagnosed with wet age related macular degeneration ERMD and will have the second injection in my left eye tomorrow. Hopefully we caught the wet ARMD early enough for treatment to be effective. There is a hereditary element to ARMD and anyone over 50-55 should consider being tested for it.

This age related macular degeneration thing scares me a LOT as my Dad went legally blind from it.  However he also had Type 2 uncontrolled diabetes, so maybe that had an influence on his eyes too.  He has since passed, so I cannot ask him.  I am glad they caught your condition early and that treatments today are much more successful than years ago.  I am also curious if it was suggested to you to take 'eye vitamins'?  My eye surgeon suggested it to me as I have 'dry eyes' in addition to my current situation.  Doctor said it looks like my dry eye condition has been long standing in nature and I had no clue. 

Do let us know, if you feel like it, how things go for you with the injection.  It sounds a mite painful.
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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
(02-10-2020, 10:50 AM)AlanE Wrote:
(02-08-2020, 05:58 PM)GrammaBear Wrote: AlanE ~ I am curious about your eyeglasses situation.  My husband has transition lenses in his glasses.  He is nearsighted and does not have cataracts - yet.  I looked at his eyeglasses today and held them over a sheet of white paper and indeed they DO appear to have a yellowish tint.  I'm glad you have mentioned your regret about the vivid color change.  It gives me something to consider when I get new glasses in a month or so.  I'm liking the vivid color change.  Spring will be coming in April for our area and I really look forward to seeing flowers to find out what color they really are.  Lilacs are my favorite and I love to see and smell them.

Transitions brand has different models to choose from. I may have their "Drivewear" model. Which was sales-pitched to me as the pair to get if you drive. I had to read their site again and that model adds a green/yellow tint for "high contrast" in low light. I bought into the "get these and you won't need a separate pair of sunglasses while driving" nonsense. I can now see if one drives a convertible with the top down all the time but if the mode of transportation is a coupe, most likely the windows are slightly tinted and possibly polarized or have some type of UV block from the factory. That makes these types of glasses less effective since it is the UV that makes them darken. I have heavily tinted windows (maximum allowed here) and my lenses will only darken slightly if at all.

You can get an idea of how dark my windows are here.
[Image: XVa4VBo.png]

They work great when I am outside doing yard work but as with driving, I would have been fine with a pair of clip on sunglasses. Dont-know
[Image: WaWKAC7.jpg?1]

Thank you  for the excellent explanation about the eye glass situation you have.  I can see that your car windows are indeed quite dark.  Do you find your glasses sometimes are 'too dark' when you go from outside bright sunshine to inside where it might be more subdued lighting?
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(02-14-2020, 10:45 AM)GrammaBear Wrote: Thank you  for the excellent explanation about the eye glass situation you have.  I can see that your car windows are indeed quite dark.  Do you find your glasses sometimes are 'too dark' when you go from outside bright sunshine to inside where it might be more subdued lighting?

I haven't noticed. I think it wouldn't be any different than walking in from outside while wearing sunglasses. It's light enough inside, in the few minutes it takes for them to change, to still see without a cane. The pair I have change quicker than my last pair.

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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
MIL had the surgery last year on one eye, the 2nd eye is scheduled for surgery this year. Most doctors do not allow surgery of both eyes at the same time.
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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
(02-14-2020, 10:41 AM)GrammaBear Wrote:
(02-09-2020, 03:17 PM)stanleydean Wrote: Well GrammaBear, I finally found out about someone that started wearing glasses at a younger age than I did. I was 18 months old and It’s taken 85 years for me to learn about anyone starting younger. My cataract surgery for both eyes 11 or 12 years ago went well. In January 2020 I was diagnosed with wet age related macular degeneration ERMD and will have the second injection in my left eye tomorrow. Hopefully we caught the wet ARMD early enough for treatment to be effective. There is a hereditary element to ARMD and anyone over 50-55 should consider being tested for it.

This age related macular degeneration thing scares me a LOT as my Dad went legally blind from it.  However he also had Type 2 uncontrolled diabetes, so maybe that had an influence on his eyes too.  He has since passed, so I cannot ask him.  I am glad they caught your condition early and that treatments today are much more successful than years ago.  I am also curious if it was suggested to you to take 'eye vitamins'?  My eye surgeon suggested it to me as I have 'dry eyes' in addition to my current situation.  Doctor said it looks like my dry eye condition has been long standing in nature and I had no clue. 

Do let us know, if you feel like it, how things go for you with the injection.  It sounds a mite painful.

Sorry I missed your latest response to me, hope you will see this. Yes, eye vitamins have been recommended to me by my optometrist, my cataract surgeon and my Retina/ARMD specialist. They all have said that "it is believed that eye vitamins may help" but that was enough for me and I have been taking them for maybe 12 years. Also, not long after my cataract surgery I had excess skin removed to raise my eyelids. that helped considerably. I also have dry eyes.

The ARMD in my left eye has stabilized with the injections and now I am on a 12 week schedule for that eye. The right eye is also being monitored and, so far, no injections there. The injections are not very painful, I can't think of anything to compare but they are not something to dread. Have you had your cataract surgery yet?

As far as driving is concerned my night vision went south a few years ago but my daylight vision is still good. Thankfully, my wife still has good night vision and she likes to drive.

Best wishes with your vision,

Stan
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RE: Anyone have cataract surgery??
(07-09-2020, 06:56 PM)stanleydean Wrote:
(02-14-2020, 10:41 AM)GrammaBear Wrote:
(02-09-2020, 03:17 PM)stanleydean Wrote: Well GrammaBear, I finally found out about someone that started wearing glasses at a younger age than I did. I was 18 months old and It’s taken 85 years for me to learn about anyone starting younger. My cataract surgery for both eyes 11 or 12 years ago went well. In January 2020 I was diagnosed with wet age related macular degeneration ERMD and will have the second injection in my left eye tomorrow. Hopefully we caught the wet ARMD early enough for treatment to be effective. There is a hereditary element to ARMD and anyone over 50-55 should consider being tested for it.

This age related macular degeneration thing scares me a LOT as my Dad went legally blind from it.  However he also had Type 2 uncontrolled diabetes, so maybe that had an influence on his eyes too.  He has since passed, so I cannot ask him.  I am glad they caught your condition early and that treatments today are much more successful than years ago.  I am also curious if it was suggested to you to take 'eye vitamins'?  My eye surgeon suggested it to me as I have 'dry eyes' in addition to my current situation.  Doctor said it looks like my dry eye condition has been long standing in nature and I had no clue. 

Do let us know, if you feel like it, how things go for you with the injection.  It sounds a mite painful.

Sorry I missed your latest response to me, hope you will see this. Yes, eye vitamins have been recommended to me by my optometrist, my cataract surgeon and my Retina/ARMD specialist. They all have said that "it is believed that eye vitamins may help" but that was enough for me and I have been taking them for maybe 12 years. Also, not long after my cataract surgery I had excess skin removed to raise my eyelids. that helped considerably. I also have dry eyes.

The ARMD in my left eye has stabilized with the injections and now I am on a 12 week schedule for that eye. The right eye is also being monitored and, so far, no injections there. The injections are not very painful, I can't think of anything to compare but they are not something to dread. Have you had your cataract surgery yet?

As far as driving is concerned my night vision went south a few years ago but my daylight vision is still good. Thankfully, my wife still has good night vision and she likes to drive.

Best wishes with your vision,

Stan

Stan ~ I am pleased that your vision has stabilized with injections.  And Yes, I had my cataract surgery in January 2020, just before everything got shut down because of the Covid 19.  The cataract surgery part was easy however the keratectomy part, done at the same time of the cataract and just prior to the cataract surgery, was not.  Keratectomy removed scars from the retinas of my eyes and it was very painful.  I still have no clue why the eye surgeon could not, did not or maybe just didn't think I needed some pain relief.  Other than the after pain, my vision is much better now than what I started with.  I am grateful to be able to read once again.

I am glad your wife has good night vision.  Do stay safe and thank you for your response.
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