Cataract Surgery

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2013-01-14 19:52:42 -0600
Started 2013-01-14 18:55:45 -0600

Okay, I am visually impaired, and I do have glaucoma in my left eye. That's my good eye. Do you think it would be safe for me to have cataract surgery, and would I be able to see? Someone said that if I don't get this done, that I would loose my vision. My eye doctor keeps talking to me about it. But my pressure has been good.

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jigsaw 2013-01-14 19:11:15 -0600 Report

I'm not sure what complications glaucoma would cause if any, with cataract surgery. My wife just recently had cataract surgery on her right eye. The procedure took about 15 minutes and an additional 20 minutes in the recovery room, and I took her home. Practically no pain, and she felt fine the entire time. Her eyesight is now the best it has ever been. She is having her left eye done tomorrow morning! The procedure itself is quick and mostly pain free.

Nyu-chan 2013-01-14 19:22:04 -0600 Report

The thing is that they have to put me to sleep, because my eye jumps.

jigsaw 2013-01-14 19:52:42 -0600 Report

They did put my wife to sleep also. I know a few people that had it done without any problems. It is a very common type of surgery, and a relatively safe procedure according to the doctors we spoke with. Of course this is determined with the elimination of any potential complications that could effect the procedure. This is accomplished with a good eye exam.

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