Light at the end of the tunnel

by Rodna
(FL. USA)

Yes I'm a big sissy when it comes to doctors. Of course one of my biggest fears came true, I needed cataract surgery. Having much anxiety I forced myself through it only to realize it was one of the easiest things I had ever experienced. Oh but I was a very rare patient and one eye developed a capsular pucker, was told due to eye pressure going up. So here I am 6 years later, and things are blurry and hazy. After many sleepless nights and worrisome days I get up the courage to make an ophthalmologist appt. Wouldn't you know I need the Yag surgery to clear up the scar tissue that was causing all my problems. Again sleepless nights and much anxiety, even though I was told there was no pain, no prep, was a very easy procedure, I'm just that type of person that worries just for the sake of worrying I guess. Surgery day finally comes and off I go. Boy did I feel silly wasting so much time fretting, the procedure took probably 5 minutes, less irritating than an eye exam. My vision was restored 100%. I did have many floaters and of course being me I had to worry about that too, at the follow up appt. the doctor assured me all was well and the floaters would eventually sink below the sight line or my brain would decide not to see them any longer. So if you are facing cataract surgery, don't be scared, it's a piece of cake, and the bright side is, there is nothing better than the gift of great sight. Also my capsular pucker , has not caused me any problems thus far.

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Aug 16, 2017
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Not Always So Easy NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm happy for you. Sounds like you were lucky. Wish I could say the same about my surgery. More complications than you can imagine. I say be wary and look into it thoroughly before cataract surgery. It isn't the "piece of cake" you mention for everyone.

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