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Alleluliah.........Follow-up With My Surgeon One Wk Post Surgery. - 05-23-2019, 09:45 AM

Saw my surgeon yesterday one week after my left eye had cataract surgery.
On Sat, I tried pool despite that I wanted to wait til both my eyes were done.

Well, even though only my left eye has had the lens replaced, the diffreence was
actually startling, Tossed 15 balls on the table to see how it would feel and look
and 15 balls got pocketed I did it again and consecutively pocketed another 15.

Normally that's not how I would practice but my eye still feels a little scratchy and
the blurriness is gone but my rt eye is still causing the image to be a little off. The
good news is my surgeon scheduled my right eye for the 2nd week in June and I
am excited because not only is everyday life so much better with only the left eye
corrected but imagining what vision will be like after both eyes are done is thrilling.

Anyone out there thinking about cataract surgery really should look into it. As far as
how it will help my pool game, my surgeon said that after he's done both of my eyes,
my vision should be close to 20/20 and that's without having to upgrade the lens to
the premium version that insurance doesn;t pay for. Both eyes will cost be under $1k
using my Medicare Health Insurance (Blue Shield 65+), The premium lens would have
cost me $2300 more per eye. So when Dr. Fogg told me I'll be close to 20/20 using the
standard lens, I am kicking my heels I passed up getting the upgraded cataract eye lens.

I am so lookin forward to playing pool, even with my defective right shoulder that is now
awaiting surgery #5 and it hurts all the time but know what? If I can see, I can play, at least
until I cannot hold a cue any longer. Having one's vision restored truly rejuvenates your
desire to play pool, even when there is a lot of discomfort......Get your eyes fixed ASAP.

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05-23-2019, 10:55 AM

Had the surgery 2 years ago, both eyes, sprung for the multi focal lens. Now have 20/20 in both eyes. Donít have to use glasses and my pool game is much better. A very good decision!


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Alleluiah.....Thank You Dr. Steven Fogg - 06-11-2019, 08:35 PM

Just had my right eye surgery yesterday and had my post surgery follow-up with
my surgeon.today. Wow, my left eye must have been just awful becasue my right
eye is essentially healed, not actually since it takes a week, but the vision was
restored in less than 12 hrs after surgery. Dr. Fogg tested my vision today, 24 hrs.
after having my last cataract surgery for my right eye and it was 20/20. He's still
referring me to see my opthalmologist for confirmation of my vision two weeks
from now but today my vision is 20/20. Now my reading, distance & pool glasses
can stay at home. Thank goodness for black tint Ray Ban Aviators because bright
sunlight is a definiate challeneg at the present. Can't wait to play pool in a few
more days just to be safe but clarity & colors are exploding everyday, Let me tell
you it is amazing. I expect it will help my pool game because even with just my
left eye's cataracts surgically corrected, my game noticeably improved but I still
had to use my billiard glasses to play. But not any more and suddenly life is good
again. Having keen eyesight restored to what it was once was is too hard to explain.
You must experience this to truly appreciate how it was to understand how it now is.



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06-11-2019, 08:53 PM

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Just had my right eye surgery yesterday and had my post surgery follow-up with
my surgeon.today. Wow, my left eye must have been just awful becasue my right
eye is essentially healed, not actually since it takes a week, but the vision was
restored in less than 12 hrs after surgery. Dr. Fogg tested my vision today, 24 hrs.
after having my last cataract surgery for my right eye and it was 20/20. He's still
referring me to see my opthalmologist for confirmation of my vision two weeks
from now but today my vision is 20/20. Now my reading, distance & pool glasses
can stay at home. Thank goodness for black tint Ray Ban Aviators because bright
sunlight is a definiate challeneg at the present. Can't wait to play pool in a few
more days just to be safe but clarity & colors are exploding everyday, Let me tell
you it is amazing. I expect it will help my pool game because even with just my
left eye's cataracts surgically corrected, my game noticeably improved but I still
had to use my billiard glasses to play. But not any more and suddenly life is good
again. Having keen eyesight restored to what it was once was is too hard to explain.
You must experience this to truly appreciate how it was to understand how it now is.



Matt B.
GOOD FOR YOU!

I'm really happy to hear it worked out perfectly.

I will see the doctor in a month, or so, and I'll find out when my surgery will be done.

It all depends upon how far my cataracts have developed. It's been a few months since I saw him last.

I hope mine works out as well as yours.

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06-11-2019, 09:42 PM

I just had my pre-op exam today for cataract surgery. I'll be having the surgery probably within the next few weeks.

My ophthalmologist has recommended monofocal lenses rather than multifocal lenses, to avoid any possible problems with the fact that I have dry eyes, and how that might affect the clarity of my vision after the surgery. I will be getting the lenses that correct for distance vision, but not close up vision.

I'm curious if anyone out there has gotten the monofocal lenses, or know someone who has, and if so, how easy have you/they found it to see well enough to play pool afterward?


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06-12-2019, 06:16 AM

For those who had the operation, did your ophthalmologist use lasers or scalpels?

Any opinions one way or the other?

I am probably in need of having a lens replaced in at least one of my eyes. Thanks in advance for the additional insights.
  
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06-12-2019, 06:32 AM

Had cataract surgery for my left eye last year, lens implant. NO pain, ever. 20/20 next day. Best medical procedure I ever had. Highly recommend.
  
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06-12-2019, 10:32 AM

Mine was laser surgery........https://www.eyecarefresno.com.

If you use the link, it offers you some info about eye surgeries.
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06-12-2019, 10:54 AM

I had both eyes done in 2012. Like others have said - it went well and something I'd recommend. I've worn glasses most of my life and still do. Any lens correction can only do so much. I did a couple types of drops for a week or so before the first surgery and for a couple of weeks after the last. Surgeries were two weeks apart. After the first eye was done, I took that lens out of my glasses so I could wear them for the other eye. Looked a little funny, but it worked. My eyes are more sensitive to bright light and I had to adjust to the improvement in my vision; but it's well worth it.
  
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06-13-2019, 09:43 AM

I went with mono focus. Having used bifocals before surgery, I had found looking down stairs difficult, blurry. Good way to take a tumble. Plus mono lens are much cheaper, medicare covered them. I had one eye done and the whole surgery took less than 30 min. from leaving pre-op to back in recovery wide awake.
  
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06-13-2019, 09:57 AM

I am playing pool later today for the first time in decades without any eyeglasses.
Looking forward to it so much. Watching the US Open right now and the golf course
and players, the Gallery, just everything looks so vivid and clear. This is probably the
first time in many years that HDTV actually is for my eyes so tv sports watching is just
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06-13-2019, 10:33 AM

Had mine done a couple of years ago. Whites are White again. The Sky is the prettiest Blue Again. And I can see the girls really good again on the Beach. I always said I want to see good now not when I"m 85. I was only at beginning stages and complained about night driving seeing one headlight and other night driving problems. I was told Complain lots of if you want it done.
  
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I went with mono focus. Having used bifocals before surgery, I had found looking down stairs difficult, blurry. Good way to take a tumble. Plus mono lens are much cheaper, medicare covered them. I had one eye done and the whole surgery took less than 30 min. from leaving pre-op to back in recovery wide awake.
How have you found your vision with the monofocal lens to be when playing pool?


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06-13-2019, 02:35 PM

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I am playing pool later today for the first time in decades without any eyeglasses.
Looking forward to it so much. Watching the US Open right now and the golf course
and players, the Gallery, just everything looks so vivid and clear. This is probably the
first time in many years that HDTV actually is for my eyes so tv sports watching is just
amazing and Netflicks and......and.....life just becomes so much more enjoyable to see.
Let us know how the pool goes!


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