Cattaracts in both eyes

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I have been told by my my optician that I have cattarcts in both eyes. I also see little black 'floaters' that wizz across my left eye when I look from side to side. He said to make an appointment with the hospital to have the cattacts removed. What does this involve please? Is it painful? Many thanks.  

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    Hola Neville, I just had cataracts removed from both eyes at the same time about a week ago.  I understand that is not usually done but I live in Costa Rica and things are different here, I guess????  The procedure is absolutely painless and both eyes took less that an hour.  It was rather a good time with lots of colored lights, etc.... So don't worry.   My only problem was while being driven home that evening I developed a headache from the lights of on coming cars, tail lights, street lights and everything had a halo around it.  Again pretty but after a while too much.  Finally put my cap over my eyes.  The next day all was gone.  Good luck, nothing to it.  Alan

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      Thank you Allan, I don't know if they do, remove from both eyes at the same time, here in England. But that's good that was painless for you, except for the headache. That reassures me. I imagine the weather in Costa Rica is hot? Best wishes, Neville. 

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    It's not painful.  It's quick and easy.  That's not to say that rarely some people don't have a good experienece. It is the most often performed and safest surgery there is.  I suggest you do some thorough research.  Don't get all of your information from this site.  You need to get the facts.  Good luck.  By the way, I had a good experience.  

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