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hi i have been on sterioids whih has caused a cataract, has anyone else experienced this as im scared of surgery but vision is very blurred in one eye - thank you for listening 

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    Dont worry, the operation is about as bad as going to the dentist and having a root canal filling and, from the patients perspective, is comparable in the amount of discomfort. You cant see much and it doesnt hurt because they put in anaesthetic drops. What you do see is bright lights and shining in the eye as fluids are put in and out. It only takes the surgeon about 10 minutes to do the lens replacement. Afterwards you will be excited as to how well you can see and how sharp everything is at distance.
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    i had a caterax had it done about 3 weeks ago but get like a blurr and double vision any comments
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      I take it that you just had one eye done. I took a lens out of my glasses as I thought that would equalise my vision for reading but my brain could not cope with that and that gave me double vision so I had to abandon that idea.  
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    Much easier than going to the dentist. Mine were pain free during and afterwards and went home by bus forty minutes later. My only problem after the first one was dry eye caused by the preservative in the eye drops but different eye drops for the second one.
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    Despite me having built myself up to panic stations beforehand, my cataract surgeries went like a dream with no pain at all, and all over very quickly.

    The improvement in my vision after the ops was no less than staggering.

    Trust me, your worries are unfounded.

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      I had worn glasses from the age of 12 then suddenly I could see grass in 3D! 

      This year I thought that I had a very slight fogging at the bottom corner of one eye. The optician said that I have slight condensation on that lens. If it is any worse next year he said that it can be easily treated. She also said that unnoticed by me that the other lens had been scratched when it was put in.  

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      Yes same here.  I've got a slight fogging in one lens which they are not sure is due to condensation  or to an antibody reaction because of my diabetes.

      Anyway, I'm going to the hospital next week for them to have a look. 

      It's a damn shame that they scratched one of your lenses when they inserted it.

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      Let me know what they do for your fogging. The scratch is not visible to me. I went for retinal screening the other day and it did not show up on that. In fact the girl doing it asked if I had both eyes done as she could not see the other lens even whren she enlarged it on the screen.
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      I'm going to pm you so I can find you again once I know what they intend to do with me at the hospital. I will just head the pm "Eyes".

      As I said before, nobody knows at this stage if it is just routine 'fogging' or whether it is the action of antibodies on the lens, but I will soon find out.

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      When I tried contact lenses many years ago I became allegic to them. I asked if the same could happen with this type of lens and was assured that it couldn't.
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      Well the only problem that I have suffered with has been 'dry eyes', which is probably more to do with the fact that the peripheral neuropathy from my diabetes often attacks my eyelids.

      Certainly no rejection of the lenses themselves.

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    Thank you all for the lovely and reassuring comments as I have been nervous
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    Hi Sian. I had a cataract op last Wed. The op is not bad and only lasts 10-15 mins although you will be at hospital several hours as I had 7 drops in before I went into have the op. All you can see is rainbow of lights and feel a little presure but no pain.Most people can see beter inmmediately. I can see better but have a few blurry areas which I am told should go wih time as the gel at the back of the eye needs to setle down agin. Good luck with yours.
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    thank you so much for your comments as i have been scared about having this op later this. take care all sian
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      If you are not first on the list you will see the earlier patients come smiling back into the waiting area.

      The only later problem is what to do if you need glasses for reading as your sight is out of synch. 

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