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I'm with you. My little brother had it done and he said it was hard to sit
still, even with the sedatives, when they pulled his eyeball up for it.
I'm not a candidate for lasix anyway...scar to easily.
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Mariam and I have really bad eyesight. For me, it is a case of very
highly myopic (-1175 R, -1075 L) plus aging presbiopia (+250 in each for
reading). Mariam isn't quite so myopic (around -900), but in addition
to the same degree of prebiopia, she has fairly severe astigmitism.

On top of that, both of us have developing cataracts which will require
action in the next 2 to 5 years.

The thing is, with the high degree of myopia, cataract surgery is much
more problematic. (instead of a 1 in 50 follow up action required rate,
it is more like 1 in 5). Our opthamoligist knows of a specialist
surgeon in California -- and he is recommending against us going to the
regular opthamologic surgeons as we present too high a risk.




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On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 21:25:50 +0000, Barry Schnur wrote:

> Mariam and I have really bad eyesight. For me, it is a case of very
> highly myopic (-1175 R, -1075 L) plus aging presbiopia (+250 in each for
> reading). Mariam isn't quite so myopic (around -900), but in addition
> to the same degree of prebiopia, she has fairly severe astigmitism.
>
> On top of that, both of us have developing cataracts which will require
> action in the next 2 to 5 years.
>
> The thing is, with the high degree of myopia, cataract surgery is much
> more problematic. (instead of a 1 in 50 follow up action required rate,
> it is more like 1 in 5). Our opthamoligist knows of a specialist
> surgeon in California -- and he is recommending against us going to the
> regular opthamologic surgeons as we present too high a risk.


Wow, that's really something....

Up until this week, I was the only member of my family who didn't wear
glasses. My younger brother has since the 2nd grade, and both my parents
and older brothers have for as long as I can remember.

My vison used to be good enough that I considered going into the Air
Force as a pilot when I was younger. I couldn't get around the "assumed
respect" for senior officers, though - my parents taught me that respect
is earned. Thinking about it, that's odd, though, because my dad was in
the Army during WWII - he tried to give me some tips on addressing the
officer who was interviewing me, but I just couldn't do it, not knowing
him from Adam or why I should respect him apart from the uniform.

Jim
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On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 22:07:40 +0000, Jim Henderson wrote:

> but I just couldn't do it, not knowing him from Adam or why I should
> respect him apart from the uniform.


Noticing that I'm in NCC, I should add that now I do have a far better
understanding, and most members of the military have my respect for what
they do. 🙂

Jim
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> Noticing that I'm in NCC, I should add that now I do have a far better
> understanding, and most members of the military have my respect for what
> they do. 🙂
>

Heck, they get to cope with levels of disrespect far greater than yours
would have been <smile>



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Jim:

I doubt you look weird, you just look different with glasses. What
kind did you get - rimless, or half rims or full rims?

It took me quite a while to get accustomed to the distance glasses I
got last year, but it happened, so I can attest that time is all it
takes. And I hope it happens soon for you. Those transitions can be
difficult. : )

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Barry:

I had no idea your eyesight was that bad. I'm betting you'll opt for
the specialist, which sounds like a wise choice to me. : )

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Doug:

That's what I had for a few years - contact lenses for distance, and
reading glasses for close work. But that didn't work well with the
computer, so I got contact lenses for the computer, which still worked
for distance but far distances weren't quite as clear, and I used
reading glasses for close work.

Then last year I developed some sort of unusual change that couldn't be
corrected with contact lenses any longer, so I've got bifocals now.
They took awhile to get accustomed to. I kept thinking of that Bill
Cosby routine about when he first got bifocals. <G>

I sure miss my contact lenses, though. It broke my heart to hear I
couldn't wear them anymore. They're just so much more convenient. So I
envy you. : )

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> I had no idea your eyesight was that bad. I'm betting you'll opt for
> the specialist, which sounds like a wise choice to me. : )
>

Indeed -- we are fortunate in having a long regular history with our
opthamologist -- at least 15 years -- and he is definitely one of the
best 'regular' opthamologists. He gets extra points for having two
lovely friendly cats in his office. For a long time he had a super
optician in a joint practice he just retired this year. We have the
sort of prescriptions which are NOT handled by the Lenscrafters for the
world.


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I love that sketch! Climbing down off the curb...


Susan wrote:
> Doug:
>
> That's what I had for a few years - contact lenses for distance, and
> reading glasses for close work. But that didn't work well with the
> computer, so I got contact lenses for the computer, which still worked
> for distance but far distances weren't quite as clear, and I used
> reading glasses for close work.
>
> Then last year I developed some sort of unusual change that couldn't be
> corrected with contact lenses any longer, so I've got bifocals now.
> They took awhile to get accustomed to. I kept thinking of that Bill
> Cosby routine about when he first got bifocals. <G>
>
> I sure miss my contact lenses, though. It broke my heart to hear I
> couldn't wear them anymore. They're just so much more convenient. So I
> envy you. : )
>
> Susan
> Novell Community Chat Moderator
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On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 03:05:32 +0000, Susan wrote:

> Jim:
>
> I doubt you look weird, you just look different with glasses. What kind
> did you get - rimless, or half rims or full rims?


Half rims - I posted a picture on Facebook (as my profile picture).

> It took me quite a while to get accustomed to the distance glasses I got
> last year, but it happened, so I can attest that time is all it takes.
> And I hope it happens soon for you. Those transitions can be difficult.
> : )


Yeah, it's becoming easier - the funny thing is that once I got them, I
reduced the font sizes on my computers, and since doing that I've
actually not had a very hard time seeing as well. Headaches are
virtually gone, and I'm sleeping better, and that seems to make a huge
difference.

Jim


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Jim,

> Headaches are
> virtually gone, and I'm sleeping better, and that seems to make a huge
> difference.


That's very, very good news! : )

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