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Offline willy

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Need some info about old eyes and implants
« on: May 23, 2019, 09:27:42 pm »
Doc says he can remove cataracts and implant a new lens that will do away with my need for glasses at distance,,,BUT STILL NEED READING GLASSES..OR,,I can get implants that will do away with my need for ANY glasses..BUT,,,,,,they are big bucks and a failure rate of 25% .I was wondering if any of you all have any experience with implants and how they have worked for you.

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 12:28:02 pm »
 I had cataracts removed and new lens, I still need reading glasses.
 I was very glad I had it done. it improved my life for the better.
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Offline willy

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 06:22:46 pm »
I had cataracts removed and new lens, I still need reading glasses.
 I was very glad I had it done. it improved my life for the better.
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Thanks for the info ;D,,,any down sides at all?..BTW-How long have you had the implants?

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 08:15:01 pm »
My wife just had her cataracts removed and new lenses 'installed'. She had problems with bright lights at night, seeing distance's, and aching eyes (she was nearsighted). So far it is a complete success, she does use some low powered reading glasses at times. I asked her a bunch of questions before I posted about any problems or failure rates her Doc talked with her about before surgery. She advised they screen any prospective patients thoroughly for anything that can cause problems. One of my longtime friends and shooting pards had his done a number of years ago and his eyesight was worse than my wife's. He now wears no glasses, except I believe for fine print and small detail. Everything I've heard about this procedure is good and successful, sort of like years ago heart surgery was a front page news item, but now so routine and sucessful at scores of hospitals it doesn't make any headlines.
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Offline willy

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 06:32:46 am »
Thanks for the info  Crow Choker, ,,I think I will be making another appointment with the eye Doc, and see about getting the implants.

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 09:43:28 am »
You will most likely need to wear sun glasses in bright sun light.
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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 01:50:43 pm »
   I got my lenses
 in 2008 and I couldn't be happier with them. Yes, they were
expensive, but well worth it, in my opinion.  I was offered either  distance or close, and I opted for distance, as I was shooting my Sharps and Rolling block at long range a lot.  If I had it to do over, I think I would go for close up.  I have  couple of friends who had it done and they both are happy with their re

sults. I have never heard of any failure rate, let alone  25% failure rate.

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 03:01:36 pm »


sults. I have never heard of any failure rate, let alone  25% failure rate.

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Jubal Starbuck

The 25% failure rate was just for the close up + distance together implants.
Thanks for your input.. ;D

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Re: Need some info about old eyes and implants
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 08:15:30 pm »
I had both my eyes done a few years back. Only draw back is sensitivity to dust and hot weather.

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