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Offline sedge

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Cataract
« on: 08 June 2017, 04:25:30 PM »
You may or may not recall I was referred for these in 2015 and was asked 'which one do you want us to do first?' before putting me on the surgery list. I chose the right eye as it was the worst and it all went ahead, fine.  When I was signed off from that - the consultant said there was no need to do the other one so signed me off.

Well Oh what a surprise - I'm now being referred again for the other one.  The whole flippin point was - they actually developed into being problematic pdq once they'd sprouted and established themselves so there was very very little doubt that the left one would need sorting 'soon'.  Aaaargghh!

Hey ho, back on the merry go round.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #1 on: 08 June 2017, 07:40:48 PM »
They just like to see you around :)
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #2 on: 09 June 2017, 08:13:19 AM »
Hope you get a quick appointment Sedge.
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #3 on: 09 June 2017, 01:50:27 PM »
I had both eyes operated on three months apart. When I had my right eye done I opted to have the distance vision corrected (which meant reading glasses). This left me with unbalanced eyes leading to headaches and migraine so my consultant did the left as there were early signs of cataract development. Hope you have not been struggling with unbalanced vision!
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Re: Cataract
« Reply #4 on: 09 June 2017, 07:08:21 PM »
I didn't get any choice about distance or reading lenses and won't with this one either.  Distance was the only option.  Privately of course you can choose.

So - no I won't but will still need 'seeing' glasses to bring my very long distance far-sightedness closer, and reading glasses to a) magnify and b) correct the astigmatism.

Scared me originally having my focal point brought closer - always used to refer to driving on the M6, getting on it at the start at the M1.  Naturally my focal point was roughly at the Thelwall viaduct (Manchester way) but now, it was only at Spaghetti Junction!  (Birmingham) LOL

I loved being able to see the fine details of all the leaves on the trees at the end of our garden without specs, mainly out of my right eye, after I had the first op but before I could get new glasses.  Of course with vision that long, my eyes had very very little chance of focussing close enough to see words on paper or anywhere else almost, unless painted on those tree trunks!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2017, 09:15:09 AM »
I have been wearing glasses for about 2 years now. For the first couple of weeks I kept feeling like I was going to fall over because everything looks very different when you can suddenly see things you haven't been seeing clearly for ages lol The ground looked further away, and yet suddenly had detail!!

I hope you get your appointment soon Jenny!

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Novorapid, levemir, trulicity, metformin.

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2017, 06:03:42 PM »
Good luck with it all Sedge.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2017, 08:00:30 PM »
I didn't get any choice about distance or reading lenses and won't with this one either.  Distance was the only option.  Privately of course you can choose.

So - no I won't but will still need 'seeing' glasses to bring my very long distance far-sightedness closer, and reading glasses to a) magnify and b) correct the astigmatism.

Scared me originally having my focal point brought closer - always used to refer to driving on the M6, getting on it at the start at the M1.  Naturally my focal point was roughly at the Thelwall viaduct (Manchester way) but now, it was only at Spaghetti Junction!  (Birmingham) LOL

I loved being able to see the fine details of all the leaves on the trees at the end of our garden without specs, mainly out of my right eye, after I had the first op but before I could get new glasses.  Of course with vision that long, my eyes had very very little chance of focussing close enough to see words on paper or anywhere else almost, unless painted on those tree trunks!

I was given the choice on the NHS but that was over ten years ago. There are lens implants that combine the two but I suspect not available on the NHS although my consultant said he would have offered them to me if I had had cataracts done a few years later when they became available. He left the NHS about five years ago but has treated a couple of weathier friends privately since. My original vascular surgeon also left the NHS but I cannot sadlg afford his proposed treatment privately. It seems some treatment options are more to do with cost than optimum patient outcome! Obviously this is my personal opinion!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

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Re: Cataract
« Reply #8 on: 12 June 2017, 10:16:34 PM »
Well the budget doesn't stretch to doing all things for all people - and frankly having worn glasses for 50 years - it's not a lot of hardship having to carry on wearing em!  It's only money and it appears it's impossible to any of take that with you!   (apart from the compulsory coin to pay the ferryman. of course LOL)
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4