Diabetes Cataracts

By Milanka Latest Reply 2013-01-04 12:16:11 -0600
Started 2013-01-01 20:33:35 -0600

I'm a type 1 diabetic since 1972 and over the years my eyes has developed cataracts and my Dr tells me I need surgery. I'm wondering if anyone has their done yet? Any complications? Is it successful? I'm having second opinion and I need feedback. Thanks and Happy New Year everyone :)

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Milanka 2013-01-04 05:04:58 -0600 Report

Oh wow that's really helps and my next appointment is in May and I will reconsider the surgery. The one I went to a back in Oct and that dr really move too fast on me and I wasn't sure of his ability to do the new procedure cataract surgery and he didn't explain enough which cause me to panic lol. I'm going to my different eye dr I've been going since 1984 and he did the laser surgery in the back of my eyes due to bleeding and I was 17 yrs old. My eyes are good since and I'm noticing now its the headlights glare ugh lol. I'm glad your surgery went successful and that's give me a go ahead with the cataract surgery. Thanks for your help on this :)

jayabee52 2013-01-04 12:16:11 -0600 Report

Make sure your Dr has done a lot of cataract surgeries and has a bedside manner which is pleasing to you and I am sure you'll do fine.

Type1Lou 2013-01-03 11:06:03 -0600 Report

I had cataract surgery with lens implants on both eyes within the past 2 years with excellent results. In fact, I no longer need eyeglasses to read. I do use glasses to drive. I have been a Type 1 since 1976. The cataract surgery was Day-surgery, several months apart for each eye. It's amazing how much "brighter" everything seemed afterwards. Go for it!

jayabee52 2013-01-01 23:32:54 -0600 Report

I developed t 2 diabetes in 1995, and had my left eye cloud up with a cataract in 1996. If I closed my right eye I was unable to see anything except a white opaque blur. I had the surgery in 1996 on my left eye and now I see well out of my left eye. My right eye has a bit of a cataract growing but from that time to this (Jan 2013), I don't have enough loss of vision to do the surgery yet.

If you have both eyes involved, you will need to do only one eye at a time. The only "tune up" i needed for my left eye was a "Yag laser" to zap some overgrowths beneath the lens implanted in '96.

I understand that now they have a way of implanting corrective lenses somehow connected to the muscles in your eye to help you focus better. Those were not available when I had my lenses implanted.

Cataract surgery has become commonplace even before I had mine done and I had 0 problems with the surgery or my recovery.

I myself would not hesitate to get my right eye done should the cataract there start to give me trouble.