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RE: [IPk] Refractive lens replacement

34 years ago when I was 20/21 I developed snowflake cataracts . They appeared
overnight and were due to poor diabetes control. ie I found a wonderful way to
lose weight virtually NO insulin and as I felt so ill didn't feel hungry so
lost loads of weight, my sight and developed severe neuropathy affecting my
lower limbs and gut- NOT to be reccommended however I was young and
 ignorant of the consequences .Since then I have worn really thick lenses
(Contact). My glasses are really cumbersome and embarassingly thick (+15) so I
have managed to tolerate the lenses  all these years but my eyes are becoming
less tolerant now and as a result of the original surgery have very little
vision in my right eye.The reason I'm telling you this is that finally after
all these years the opthalmic surgeon has agreed to implant some lenses so it
IS possible I think so long as you do not have retinopathy.I'm having to wear
my glasses for 4 weeks before I go back and he can do the measurements. I
didnt realise they could do that op apart from cataracts. I guess they'd
somehow remove your existing lenses to prevent you developing cataracts.Hope
this helps Carmel> Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:34:54 +0100
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Refractive lens replacement
> From: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> Hi David,
> I am also looking into this at the moment.  -10 short sightedness and 1.75
> long sited. My optician seemed to think I would still need to use glasses
> for reading as long sited problem would continue to progress.    I also
> spoke to my GP about the surgery who said the operation has been around for
> years, with few complications.  There also seems to be a huge variation in
> price, the London eye hospital charges 7,500 pounds per eye, the ones in
> news paper about 3,000,  both of which are prohibitive for me at the
> I spoke to the people on the phone, who were very nice, but couldn't answer
> my questions (sales staff).  I think they offer a free consultation which
> would be very worth while.  if you go to the next step, please let me know
> as I am very interested.
> Julie
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM, David Hales <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > I am very short-sighted and age is now taking its toll on long sight
> > I
> > am considering refractive lens exchange which is identical to cataract
> > replacement. Has anyone had either of these procedures and/or is anyone
> > aware
> > of the implications for someone with diabetes for 30 years (e.g. any
> > problems
> > with healing, infection, etc?)
> >
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