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Old 05-04-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Seems like there's a lot to know. More than meets the EYE (sorry).

As long as it can be corrected, that's fine. I wonder sometimes if my surgeon is just too "up there." In the waiting room someone asked me which dr I was going to see and when I told her she said, "Wow. How did you get him?" I asked her why and she said, "Oh, he's wonderful...." but then they called me so I didn't get to hear the rest of it.

His resume is very impressive too. But maybe the reason nothing was explained to me is that he is so busy.

Based upon the last few posts, it looks as though it's still going to be important to get yearly checkups to make sure nothing is going on.

I see an excellent glaucoma specialist in Syracuse, NY. He is young and has (IMO) a great personality, something important to me as I was pretty nervous the first time I met him.

Since going to the glaucoma group for monthly meetings, I learned that the other glaucoma specialist in the same office has a totally different personality which I have heard a lot of complaints about.

Bottom line is each doctor is excellent in what he does. But personality can play an important part of who you want to have treating your condition.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Wow, I guess I was lucky. Surgeon I had is very experienced, no problems with either eye. Nothing with pupils not closing, lenses getting stuck. Yikes. Did develop a few years later secondary cataracts in both eyes - cloudiness at the back of the capsule caused by residual cataract cells which reproduce - which occurs between 10-40% of the patients depending on which source one reads. Easily corrected by laser (posterior capsulotomy). Medicare pays for it - guess it's pretty common. Day I had the second eye done, there were six other Medicare-age people in the waiting room having the same procedure.

I haven't noticed any of this:
Except for the one pupil not healing right and staying wide open, I didn't really have problems. I just keep light levels low inside and use sun glasses in sun. I don't know if it could be fixed but it isn't a bad enough problem to need it fixed.

What I notice is say your in a really bright room. Normally you close your eyes slowly, the 'shadow' of the light filtering through the eye fades gradually, and you can actually still see a small difference. But the lenses allow the slow to grey fade and then suddenly it becomes pitch black. Really wierd but it really made me feel unsettled at first.

It is ironic that now, after some three or four surgeries on my eyes, I actually have much better vision now than I can ever remember having and wish they'd had some of these options back when I was 20. I was so nearsighted then that I just sort of wore my glasses all the time and when I took them off for sleep it was like a signel to relax.
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