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    Default YAY! Balanced Again!

    So my right eye had healed so got booked in for my left. had it done last Friday - 1st Nov - and YIPEEEEE!!!!!! I'm all balanced out! I've had distance lenses put in so can now walk around WITHOUT glasses! Something I've not done since I was 9!!!!! However, can't see to read so still off work. Got myself ( with DH's help ) a cheap pair of off-the-peg reading glasses so I can Intercot again, do washing etc, then when eye healed I can get proper prescription varifocals again and get back to work and driving practice as not been able to.
    Been enjoying DVD's in full glorious technicolour and YouTube videos of WDW. Can't wait to see it in real life.
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    Glad things are moving along for you!!!
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    Was this surgery for cataracts?
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    Yes! I posted about being unbalanced after having my first eye done and couldn't wait until got other done as totally unbalanced. Had my optician, surgeon and a nurse comment that I'm young for cataracts. Glad I'm young for something!
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    I had mine done in March, one week apart. I had the corrective lenses and for the first time in years I don't need contacts or glasses. Wish I had done it sooner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney4us2 View Post
    I had mine done in March, one week apart. I had the corrective lenses and for the first time in years I don't need contacts or glasses. Wish I had done it sooner.
    Me too! I put off from last year as weren't too bad then and idea of eye surgery when awake REALLY freaked me out. However it was scary how quickly they deteriorated and surgery wasn't as bad as I thought. All I could see was a super bright light and water-like fluid ( antibiotic and anaesthetic ) over my eye, it was like looking at the sun under water. Also helped that surgeon said what he was doing and that I was doing very well and had lovely nurse hold my hand!
    Looking forward to seeing actual Xmas lights and not blobs of colour as they have been!
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    Quote Originally Posted by merciantinkerbell View Post
    Me too! I put off from last year as weren't too bad then and idea of eye surgery when awake REALLY freaked me out. However it was scary how quickly they deteriorated and surgery wasn't as bad as I thought. All I could see was a super bright light and water-like fluid ( antibiotic and anaesthetic ) over my eye, it was like looking at the sun under water. Also helped that surgeon said what he was doing and that I was doing very well and had lovely nurse hold my hand!
    Looking forward to seeing actual Xmas lights and not blobs of colour as they have been!
    I was put out during both surgeries. I didn't even want to know or see going into the OR. I was put out in pre op. Woke up and was all done. They used the same type of sedation as when you have a colonoscopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney4us2 View Post
    I was put out during both surgeries. I didn't even want to know or see going into the OR. I was put out in pre op. Woke up and was all done. They used the same type of sedation as when you have a colonoscopy.
    That's interesting, I don't think they do cataracts under general anaesthetic over here. certainly everyone I spoke to before who's had it done, all the hospital staff and the literature they give you say it's a local anaesthetic only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merciantinkerbell View Post
    That's interesting, I don't think they do cataracts under general anaesthetic over here. certainly everyone I spoke to before who's had it done, all the hospital staff and the literature they give you say it's a local anaesthetic only.
    It wasn't a general. It was more of an unconscious sedation. I was out, but for a short time. Like when I had my colonoscopy. I don't do well with conscious sedation. Too much anxiety. The doctors are happier if I'm out ��
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    Thanks, your post was very well timed for me. My husband just returned from the eye doctor's a few hours ago, and he was told that his cataract (in one eye) is ready for removal. His next appointment is a cataract pre-op appointment. Surprisingly, he's all nervous about "surgery"-yet, he's had surgery for melanoma and a hernia repair and wasn't nervous at all.
    The doctor only mentioned one eye-I wonder if that means he'll be "unbalanced" for a while.

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    When my mom had hers done a few years ago, she was given the option for a lens that covered distance and near vision (like a bifocal?). She chose the distance only lens and then had some regrets after the fact. She was unhappy with how blurry her near vision was, compared to her OEM lens . It took her a while to make that adjustment, but overall she's pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simba's Mom View Post
    Thanks, your post was very well timed for me. My husband just returned from the eye doctor's a few hours ago, and he was told that his cataract (in one eye) is ready for removal. His next appointment is a cataract pre-op appointment. Surprisingly, he's all nervous about "surgery"-yet, he's had surgery for melanoma and a hernia repair and wasn't nervous at all.
    The doctor only mentioned one eye-I wonder if that means he'll be "unbalanced" for a while.
    Only one of my eyes was mentioned initially but after they saw how poor my eyesight is ( or was ) they did both so would be balanced out. Please tell your husband to try not to worry or dwell on it too much - very hard to do I know - the idea is waaaay worse than the reality of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney4us2 View Post
    It wasn't a general. It was more of an unconscious sedation. I was out, but for a short time. Like when I had my colonoscopy. I don't do well with conscious sedation. Too much anxiety. The doctors are happier if I'm out ��
    Me too! But I can react badly to some meds, for example, was given co-codomol for my stress headaches/migraines once. Sent me sky-high and did nothing for the pain. Also had general anaesthetic once, woke up and said I was fine, then vomited all over the floor 10 mins later! So embarrassing. That's why despite my nervousness I opted out of a sedative they offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicofdisney View Post
    When my mom had hers done a few years ago, she was given the option for a lens that covered distance and near vision (like a bifocal?). She chose the distance only lens and then had some regrets after the fact. She was unhappy with how blurry her near vision was, compared to her OEM lens . It took her a while to make that adjustment, but overall she's pleased.
    Over here you can have multi-focal lens but that's done privately and costs lots. NHS is a distance lens for free. I'm happy now got used to it, with added bonus that glasses should cost waaaaay cheaper as won't need super duper extra thin lenses so doesn't look my glasses have glass bottle bottoms in!
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