Don't Wait Too Long for Cataract Surgery

by Rebecca
(Anahuac, TX)

I almost waited too long to see my opthalmologist. The cataract was hard and calcified and thick. The doctors words were that it was the mother of all cataracts. I thought it had to be real bad for an operation under Medicare. I could and should have gone in much sooner. It's been two weeks since surgery and am still having pain, plus I think I am one of the minority who is allergic to the preservatives in the pre-op and post-surgery eye drops.

I can see now out of my left eye whereas before I was totally blind and am under good care from my ophthalmologist. He assured me today that eventually everything would be fine - it's just taking more time than usual because of the severity of the cataract. So, don't wait like I did.

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Nov 13, 2016
Cataract Surgery NEW
by: David

I am writing for my husband, David. He is totally blind in one eye but had good enough sight in the other. About a year ago the 'good' eye started worsening to the point where in light he sees a 'white screen.' At night he can see well enough to walk around. He can also read using the machine that enlarges the letters on the page. He has seen a number of doctors and today is going to see another doctor. I am afraid that if he undergoes surgery he will totally lose what little sight he has left so will be unable to walk around at night, watch television and read using the machine.


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