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
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 &
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
> 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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