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Old 01-09-2018, 06:20pm   #1 (permalink)
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need re-up my glasses for my d/l renewal come April.....so went to the cheap shop, and so they claim Cadillacs on my eyes, left eye is worse, supposedly....

so I got the glasses and if I lower them over my nose....I can see this computer screen much better BUT it is with a combo of both eyes.....

left eye only they wanting some 3+ grand for surgery they claim the right eye has one also.....but not so bad.....

I THINK the glasses joints are trying to sell me something....because if I lower the new script over my nose....I can see fine on the computer about 4' away....driving is not an issue.....but vision not as good as it could be....

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The cataracts are only going to get worse if you don't get them taken care of aren't they?
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You'll find the lights are slowly going out Gene. I had both mine done this year. Driving at night was getting a little difficult to see all the lights etc.
Mine are brand new lenses now, covers lifted. Like the song......

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
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Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
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Cataracts are nothing to fool around with. Get a second opinion if you like, but get them taken care of.

We sure don't need you around here being illiterate and blind.
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Iím going for my first surgeonís consult Friday.
Just have to decide on which lenses. Unifocal or multifocal. Leaning towards unifocal set for distance. Iíll wear readers...
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need re-up my glasses for my d/l renewal come April.....so went to the cheap shop, and so they claim Cadillacs on my eyes, left eye is worse, supposedly....

so I got the glasses and if I lower them over my nose....I can see this computer screen much better BUT it is with a combo of both eyes.....

left eye only they wanting some 3+ grand for surgery they claim the right eye has one also.....but not so bad.....

I THINK the glasses joints are trying to sell me something....because if I lower the new script over my nose....I can see fine on the computer about 4' away....driving is not an issue.....but vision not as good as it could be....

what say you all???


As MrPeabody suggested, get a second opinion. My wife had both of her eyes done this year ( one at a time ) and it turned out great.

Minor discomfort from the surgery and she went with the standard lenses. Each eye ending up costing us $50 out of pocket. ( upgraded lenses were $1500 and $2300 EACH )
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8 years ago, my eyesight was failing. Had worn glasses since mid-20's.

Looked into "Lens Replacement", had "full exam", listened to the sales pitch. Bit the bullet and bought the high dollar plan. Two procedures, two weeks apart, I could SEE again!

Three months later, vision started getting cloudy. Lens doctor said sometimes it happens. Nothing he could do.

Reading street signs was almost impossible. Needed strong magnifier for maps and stamp collecting hobby. Reading was torture.

Mentioned it to VA on a regular visit. Immediate exam discovered CATARACTS in both eyes. Further, there was no sign of lens replacement in either.

VA did LASER treatment on both eyes. Absolutely painless and so far, 100% success. (L-20/20, R-20/15. They're checked during my annual physical.

Through an attorney, the original doctor was presented the facts. He refunded all costs plus more for inconvenience plus legal fees. I agreed not to publicly name him or the facility, so don't ask.

Have a LASER exam done. More importantly, seek out people who have had Laser and ask them about it. Less expensive than lenses as well.

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Gene, I believe cataract surgery should be covered by Medicare. It won't cover the fancy lenses but should cover standard lenses. I've just gone off my wife's medical plan at work and discussed this with my eye doctor as well as an insurance agent I was working with for a Medicare supplement.

I was told Medicare Part B covers eye disease issues but not vision correction. You have to pay for glasses and/or contacts and the part of the eye exam that the doctor uses to determine your prescription but Medicare covers dilation, peripheral vision testing, etc.
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Clearly a case of Islam.
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Even with a IOL in place, the natural rear capsule tissue (located directly behind your natural lens and also directly behind an IOL replacement lens) can become cloudy - cataract like. A common procedure for this is to blow holes through this capsule tissue... using a Yag laser.

I understand that in your specific that you didn't get IOL's in the first place. But I am just mentioning that even with IOL's in place... you can still develop a "secondary cataract" in the capsule tissue; and that is easily dealt with using a laser procedure.
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Gene, I believe cataract surgery should be covered by Medicare. It won't cover the fancy lenses but should cover standard lenses. I've just gone off my wife's medical plan at work and discussed this with my eye doctor as well as an insurance agent I was working with for a Medicare supplement.

I was told Medicare Part B covers eye disease issues but not vision correction. You have to pay for glasses and/or contacts and the part of the eye exam that the doctor uses to determine your prescription but Medicare covers dilation, peripheral vision testing, etc.
Yes, Medicare and supplemental plan paid for my wife's cataract surgeries.
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Iím going for my first surgeonís consult Friday.
Just have to decide on which lenses. Unifocal or multifocal. Leaning towards unifocal set for distance. Iíll wear readers...
I had cataracts in both eyes done three years ago. You will be very happy with the multifocals. They cost a little more, but you only get one swing at it. Vision is back to 20/20, no problems whatsoever, and no glasses either. You'll be glad you listened to me.
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need re-up my glasses for my d/l renewal come April.....so went to the cheap shop, and so they claim Cadillacs on my eyes, left eye is worse, supposedly....

so I got the glasses and if I lower them over my nose....I can see this computer screen much better BUT it is with a combo of both eyes.....

left eye only they wanting some 3+ grand for surgery they claim the right eye has one also.....but not so bad.....

I THINK the glasses joints are trying to sell me something....because if I lower the new script over my nose....I can see fine on the computer about 4' away....driving is not an issue.....but vision not as good as it could be....

what say you all???


Gene,

Aren't you on Medicare by now? I always figured your Medicare card number would be something like 7. You shouldn't have to pay anything near $ 3k for a cataract removal.
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I was just told yesterday I have them just starting. The doc feels in 2-3 years I will need the surgery.
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I was just told yesterday I have them just starting. The doc feels in 2-3 years I will need the surgery.
Funny that he said that. Cataracts grow at different rates in different people. Mine grew to a noticeable amount in about 6 months in one eye, and about 10 months in the other. No one knows for sure. Get checked again in 3 months or if you have trouble at night.
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I had cataracts in both eyes done three years ago. You will be very happy with the multifocals. They cost a little more, but you only get one swing at it. Vision is back to 20/20, no problems whatsoever, and no glasses either. You'll be glad you listened to me.
Iíve been doing my due diligence. My best friend is an optometrist, and he said to go unifocal. Many of his patientsvwho had multifocals wete unhappy with their visual acuity and night vision. Reports online back him up. The overall quality of vision with multifocals is worse than monofocals. Some had them removed and replaced with unifocals. The multifocals are exteremely technique sensitive, and are not tolerated by everybody. The difference? Unifocals will require readers, but distance vision is better.. You may not need glasses with multifocals, but you may.
I will listen to what the surgeons have to say...
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Iím going for my first surgeonís consult Friday.
Just have to decide on which lenses. Unifocal or multifocal. Leaning towards unifocal set for distance. Iíll wear readers...
Well then.....
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Even with a IOL in place, the natural rear capsule tissue (located directly behind your natural lens and also directly behind an IOL replacement lens) can become cloudy - cataract like. A common procedure for this is to blow holes through this capsule tissue... using a Yag laser.

I understand that in your specific that you didn't get IOL's in the first place. But I am just mentioning that even with IOL's in place... you can still develop a "secondary cataract" in the capsule tissue; and that is easily dealt with using a laser procedure.
That happened to me just a few months after cataracts removed. Worked well but had a lot more floaters afterwards.
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