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Old 06-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #451
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I just turned 58. In the last month, I had cataract with lens implant surgery done on both eyes ... It's great!

I now see better than 20/20 in both eyes, where before surgery I was uncorrectable to anything better than 20/40.

The entire procedure was about ten minutes on the table, no pain, no problems, and I could see better walking out than I could four years (one eye at a time, two weeks apart).

If you or anyone you know need cataract surgery but are nervous about the procedure, don't be!
Post-op, my eyes looked completely normal (not bloodshot, not sensitive, once the displaying drops wore off.

I take a couple eye drops for a while to reduce the chance of infection, inflammation, and potential swelling; another couple weeks and I'm done.

I still use "readers" for close work, the same ones I used when I wore contacts. My shooting has improved considerably, now that I can see the target clearly and without cataract glare.

I was always apprehensive about having stuff like LASIK done; the thought of messing with my eyes really made me itch...but the cataracts were growing worse (new glasses every two months), so I went for the first cataract op, then couldn't wait to get the second one done.

If you need it, get it done! You'll be glad you did.
Congratulations. My Dad had cataract surgery several years ago. He said the same things you said. It was quick, easy, painless and he was seeing clearly right away.
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As I was lying around, pondering the problems

of the world, I realized that at my age I don't really give a rat's rear anymore.

.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat.

.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while

.. A tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And you tell me to exercise??

Just grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked,

the good fortune to remember the ones I do,

And the eyesight to tell the difference.


Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it ?

7. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than to get wiser.

8. Some days, you're the top dog, some days you're the hydrant.

9. I wish the buck really did stop here, I sure could use a few of them.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

13. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom.

14. If I were supposed to be able to touch my toes, they’d be on my knees.

15. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.

16. It's not hard to meet expenses . . . They're everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter... I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here after."

19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

20. HAVE I SENT THIS MESSAGE TO YOU BEFORE?

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I just turned 58. In the last month, I had cataract with lens implant surgery done on both eyes ... It's great!

I now see better than 20/20 in both eyes, where before surgery I was uncorrectable to anything better than 20/40.

The entire procedure was about ten minutes on the table, no pain, no problems, and I could see better walking out than I could four years (one eye at a time, two weeks apart).

If you or anyone you know need cataract surgery but are nervous about the procedure, don't be!
Post-op, my eyes looked completely normal (not bloodshot, not sensitive, once the displaying drops wore off.

I take a couple eye drops for a while to reduce the chance of infection, inflammation, and potential swelling; another couple weeks and I'm done.

I still use "readers" for close work, the same ones I used when I wore contacts. My shooting has improved considerably, now that I can see the target clearly and without cataract glare.

I was always apprehensive about having stuff like LASIK done; the thought of messing with my eyes really made me itch...but the cataracts were growing worse (new glasses every two months), so I went for the first cataract op, then couldn't wait to get the second one done.

If you need it, get it done! You'll be glad you did.
My Mom and Dad both had cataract surgery and they were both amazed at how brilliant colors were after the surgery.
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OLDFARTITIS sucks, BUT THE ALTURNATIVE IS NOT AN OPTION!!!

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some days i feel really old, and some days, not so old. but the some days i feel old are outnumbering the the some days not so old!

today is one of those days i feel really old!

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I'm 69 this month and pretty beat up from many adventures but still do things some people call stupid.

You've heard the saying "treat your body like a temple", well I've treated mine like a "Recreation Park" and have very few regrets.

Adrenaline Junkie and always have been.

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After reading the health problems others are experiencing I feel I am in perfect health for a soon to be 76 year old fart. Been shot, no after problems, bypass surgery in 1994, stints in 2008, Viagra in 2010. I still drink, smoke, and road race or drift a BMW M3.

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I'm 69 this month and pretty beat up from many adventures but still do things some people call stupid.

You've heard the saying "treat your body like a temple", well I've treated mine like a "Recreation Park" and have very few regrets.

Adrenaline Junkie and always have been.

I resemble that. I would still wear out a truck load of parachutes if I had them!!!
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I just turned 58. In the last month, I had cataract with lens implant surgery done on both eyes ... It's great!

I now see better than 20/20 in both eyes, where before surgery I was uncorrectable to anything better than 20/40.

The entire procedure was about ten minutes on the table, no pain, no problems, and I could see better walking out than I could four years (one eye at a time, two weeks apart).

If you or anyone you know need cataract surgery but are nervous about the procedure, don't be!
Post-op, my eyes looked completely normal (not bloodshot, not sensitive, once the displaying drops wore off.

I take a couple eye drops for a while to reduce the chance of infection, inflammation, and potential swelling; another couple weeks and I'm done.

I still use "readers" for close work, the same ones I used when I wore contacts. My shooting has improved considerably, now that I can see the target clearly and without cataract glare.

I was always apprehensive about having stuff like LASIK done; the thought of messing with my eyes really made me itch...but the cataracts were growing worse (new glasses every two months), so I went for the first cataract op, then couldn't wait to get the second one done.

If you need it, get it done! You'll be glad you did.
Welcome to the "Cataract Club". Are you aware each one has a micro serial number? They can ID our remains from our eyeballs!!
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