Eye Job

Posted by: exlabdriver

Eye Job - 06/18/14 03:51 PM

I had Cataract Surgery this morning.

Really slick procedure now - about 15 minutes. Way better than going to the dentist...

TASM
Posted by: Murph

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 07:29 AM

Sounds like it went well. Glad to hear that Tam.
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 08:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Sounds Looks like it went well. Glad to hear see that Tam.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 01:09 PM

Last night I had terrible 'halos' around all point light sources so I was a little concerned. Watching a movie was 'interesting' as the halos were dancing all over the place as point light sources on the screen moved.

This morning the halos seem to be gone & I'm able to read a licence plate across the street that I haven't been able to do for a couple of years. I can easily read my computer screen now with the help of weak, cheap readers - yahoo!!

It'll be nice to get the second one done when they can fit me in...

TAM
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 01:21 PM

I'm sorry but any phrase ending in "job" sends my mind to the gutter, and EYE don't want to go there.

Miracles of modern medicine!
Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 01:29 PM

Hows the eye sight now. ?? were you nearsighted or farsighted. My dad had his done, says he can see better now than when he was 20. Has to use reading glasses still though.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 02:00 PM

I was a steely-eyed fighter pilot in my younger days with 20/15 eyesight all of my life. Then in my mid 40s I needed readers as most people do - a normal sign of aging.

Despite having worn sunglasses, three years ago I started developing cataracts in both eyes with the right eye outpacing the left. It was really frustrating having better than normal eyesight my whole life & then having everything starting to turn blurry. My night vision was really deteriorating as well. Glasses cannot correct this condition unless they are of coke bottle bottom thickness as seen in people in historical pictures.

Anyway, from what I've seen today, I'm getting back to vision bliss...

TAM
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I'm sorry but any phrase ending in "job" sends my mind to the gutter, and EYE don't want to go there.


I see where you're going, Tom.
Posted by: Gr8_White_North

Re: Eye Job - 06/19/14 07:41 PM

Is an Eye Job like a Visual Massage I give the cute girls.
Posted by: dberthe

Re: Eye Job - 06/20/14 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I was a steely-eyed fighter pilot in my younger days with 20/15 eyesight all of my life. Then in my mid 40s I needed readers as most people do - a normal sign of aging.

Despite having worn sunglasses, three years ago I started developing cataracts in both eyes with the right eye outpacing the left. It was really frustrating having better than normal eyesight my whole life & then having everything starting to turn blurry. My night vision was really deteriorating as well. Glasses cannot correct this condition unless they are of coke bottle bottom thickness as seen in people in historical pictures.

Anyway, from what I've seen today, I'm getting back to vision bliss...

TAM




Hi TAM,

What types of planes did you fly??

I too had cataract surgery in both eyes about 2 1/2 years ago. The surgeon also made corrective incisions to improve my Astigmatism. I can see much better than when younger, although I still need mild prescription glasses. I was one of the "lucky" 10% (according to my Doctor) to have fast growing cataracts; went from good to really bad in one year. My wife banned me from driving at night near the end.

Dave
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 06/21/14 04:56 PM

Dave:

So that I don't bore anyone here again & if you haven't seen this thread, it covers much of my flying career & some cool stuff from other members. Pics & videos throughout:

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/topics/388612/1

TAM
Posted by: dberthe

Re: Eye Job - 06/22/14 02:24 PM

Thanks TAM. I read through the whole thread and watched the videos. Interesting stuff.

Dave
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 06/22/14 03:24 PM

Yeah, I had a great life until I retired a decade ago & it is even better now, ha!

TAM
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Eye Job - 06/24/14 04:45 PM

Wow, glad to hear all went well Tam.

Like Tom (unfortunately), I saw the post title and was wondering why, at my age, I had NEVER heard of one of those before. And now I was too old to try one. Whew - dodged a bullet here.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 10:12 AM

I can still hear and see as well as when I was 40, or 30. I wore glasses from the ages of 7 to 13. I read somewhere that much of optometry/eyeglass prescriptions was bull, so I stopped wearing them. My sister was 10 at the time and I told her to throw them away, too. She had worn then since 5. I still don't, she started wearing reading glasses at 48.

Oh, I'm not boasting. My sight and hearing are the only parts of my body that are not quickly sliding into decrepitude. I can clearly see all my joints that are twisting and I can perfectly discern the snaps and cracks when I move.

Old age sucks, so, if you're already younger than I am, do everything you can to keep it that way.

Glad it all went well TAM. Hope most of your other bits are working well, too!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Hope most of your other bits are working well, too!

Only "most"? What mean thing did TAM ever do to you?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 11:32 AM

I guess it could have been an eye job, if certain bits were working.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Hope most of your other bits are working well, too!

Only "most"? What mean thing did TAM ever do to you?


Does anyone over 50 have all of their bits working like they did @ 30?
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 01:08 PM

Well, it's been 1 week today since I received my new right lens. My vision in that eye has been improving slightly every day as my eyeball returns to its normal shape. In fact, I sat at my kitchen table drinking my coffee & just enjoyed looking out at our view of the harbour & mountains in the sunshine for half an hour - wonderful.

The most amazing thing this morning is that I'm now able to read text on my monitor without the need of reading glasses. With my new lens being a fixed focal length for distance, I wasn't expecting that - nice bonus.

I can't wait for my left eye to be done next month.

As for my other bits, I believe that they still work to some extent but I don't use some of them very often, ha!

TAM
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 01:30 PM

That's awesome, TAM!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Eye Job - 06/25/14 05:01 PM

Pissah, TAM!

By "bits," I was not referring to any that are not prominent in MOST of the hours one spends in a day, using things like hands, feet, back, legs, neck--- stuff like that. Some people's association with the word "bits" is still from Monty Python in the late 60's/early 70's. Since that's before JP was born, his fascination with that word must be entirely Oedipal. It's pretty obvious, like Dolly Parton's chest on a 16 year-old.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Eye Job - 06/26/14 04:57 PM

That explains why I always laughed uncontrollably whenever that TV ad bulldog sang and chanted about Kibbles and Bits (and Bits and Bits) ...
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 07/10/14 10:14 PM

I just had my post op checkup for my left eye that was dopne yesterday. My left eye's vision cleared much quicker than the right a couple of weeks ago. It is now 20/20 despite only 1 day of healing - amazing.

So both individual eyes are now 20/20 each. Just for fun, I asked the tech to show me a 20/15 slide & with both eyes reading, I nailed it. I'm just like I was when I was a bit younger, vision wise anyway, ha!

I'll need 'readers' for up close work but it seems that outside of 3 feet or so, no glasses needed. Reading my computer monitor glasses free is now so satisfying...

TAM
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Eye Job - 07/10/14 11:04 PM

Don't forget to blink
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 07/11/14 12:11 AM

How about a wink??

TAM
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Eye Job - 07/11/14 07:05 AM

That's awesome, TAM! I'm very happy for you!
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Eye Job - 07/11/14 12:34 PM

Thanks.

One thing that I can see clearly at mid morning - there is NO big EP800 box sitting in my driveway yet, grrrr!

TAM