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Paddy

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lens replacement surgery
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:05:28 »
Heading to Dublin on the 12 of January for this procedure. Advanced cataract in left eye and waiting list for NHS treatment has a three and a half waiting list. Anybody else had it done ?...

goat

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 12:38:50 »
my old man is waiting for his other eye

lee

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 14:53:03 »
my mate got his done 2 weeks ago private..cost him 3 grand as they wouldn’t do it on the NHS due to Covid.
Says he's got 4k vision now in 1 eye and totally painless and cant wait to get the other 1 done

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 02:26:40 »
I'm having both eyes done at the same time, just under seven grand. If all goes to plan, no more specs except for reading small print

gavin

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 21:33:14 »
I had LASIK a few years ago. Different I know. Overall a decent job but don't let anyone tell you that operations on eyes don't have downsides. My eyesight is a lot, lot better overall but I've had issues with dry eye which are still improving but are still occasionally problematic. The smell of the laser burning my eye balls was a bit of a turn off too. Nevertheless, no glasses now and overall very good vision for my age.

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 01:42:11 »
Gavin, i didn't have laser, had lens replacement (To old for laser). Seven days on and coming along fine, can even read the instructions on drops bottle without glasses. Surgeon said after op that i would still need reading glasses, he was right but only in bad light. It's not as claimed, "Painless" Support  is great, having a check up day after op, i have another due this Monday, Eye drops for four weeks and eye cups at night for a week, but apart from the discomfort and dosing, it is well worth it. I kept it private to all except my family. Some friends don't recognise me without the specs. I still miss them,(the specs) everything seems further away and i seem to be taller. The cancer op was a God send, this is just the icing on the cake. At the moment in time, i consider my self very fortunate. A prayer for all sufferers and their supporters.....

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 06:36:02 »
Good to hear you're doing well Paddy lad!

gavin

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 17:49:41 »
Best to you Paddy. Four years later and I still reach for my glasses every now and then. I don't need readers for now either.

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 19:52:40 »
I do in doors. Out doors i can read the small print on a prescription bottle