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Re: [IP] Diabetic Cataract concerns

 I have had cataract surgery in both eyes, over 10 years ago. No one ever
mentioned that I
 could get corrective lenses inserted, however I don't think it would worked for
me as I have
 had extensive laser treatments in my left eye due to retinopathy & my sight is
not good in that
 eye, right eye is fine thank goodness. So it would have been difficult to
decide how to assign
the corrective lenses. 

 I had the right (good) eye done 1st & the improvement in my vision was amazing,
it had been
 getting very blurry. The opthamologist wasn't sure how much improvement I would
get in the
left eye,  but I asked to do it & I did get a significant improvement.

 The result is that I still wear bifocals, with computer glases & rrading
glasses etc. I can see
 long distance just can't make out writing far away. The good thing is with the
artificial lenses
 my vision wont change so I only need new glasses when the current ones get
When I had it done my A1Cs were between 7 & 8 not that good control.

 A word of warning although for most peiople the procedure is straight forward &
takes about
 10 minutes, something went wrong both times for me & it took about an hour. But
 knowing that I am still so glad I had it done. All I can say is thank goodness
I don't have a
3rd eye that needs doing.

Good luck. Get it done as soon as possible, you'll be glad you did.


From:           	email @ redacted
Date sent:      	Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:55:06 -0400
Subject:        	[IP] Diabetic Cataract concerns

> I wanted to ask the group to share some of your comments  regarding 
>  cataract surgery experiences. My Opthamologist has given me the choice of
> visual
> correction for either  distance, or close up.  The multi lens is out of the 
> question for someone  with diatetes and glaucoma.  How did you all pick 
> which visual correction  to make?  Honestly, my vision is still bad with my 
 > prescription glasses, as they do not correct for distance sufficiently. Even
> with the strongest  readers, I still can not see very well for close up 
> reading.  The  Opthamologist urges me to wait until I can no longer function 
 > before I schedule having surgery. And I am rapidly approaching that point.
> My  A1cs have been around 6.8 for about a year, and to me, it seems that 
 > having a surgical procedure would be better if my diabetes is in somewhat
> control.  I would really appreciate any thoughts you all would be willing  
> to share.  Thank you!
> .
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