## posterior subcapsular cataracts

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### posterior subcapsular cataracts

They told me time and again if I kept doing that I'd go blind. Of course I did. And so I am.

So I go to the doc with some vision problems: everything is washed out in bright light and I can no longer drive at night. Doc sends me to specialist. Specialist examines me with all sorts of witchery and finally proclaims, "You gots the cataracts."

Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts to be precise.
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That would be the bad kind. Bad as in the onset is very rapid. Bad as in it forms on the back of the lens and tends to 'stick' to the little capsule in which the lens is held, which in turn greatly increases the risk of tearing the back of the capsule resulting in nasty complications.

I'm scheduled for a surgical consult in two weeks.

Of course I watched several youtube videos of the surgery.

Seems simple but they're going to have to give me massive doses of Valium.

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

I had such an operation a few years ago, and everything is fine. With glasses of course, but I already needed glasses.

Sure am glad I didn't see a video of the operation beforehand.
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I had such an operation a few years ago, and everything is fine. With glasses of course, but I already needed glasses.
There you go Rob, you will also lose your sense of humor

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Sorry for you, Rob. Hope everything will go well.

At least it's not the XVIIIth c. anymore: https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-event ... -quackery/

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Grammatron wrote:There you go Rob, you will also lose your sense of humor
I had a sense of humor before that?
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Hey talk to them about vision correction while they're already having to work on it. Something my eye doctor tells me I can do when cataracts start showing up.
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

My wife had cataract surgery two years ago. The closest thing to a miracle that I have seen. Minutes to completion. 20/20 vision. Bit of a prob with things at screen distance but distance and close up her vision is perfect.

Really.
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

So my surgical consult was delayed a bit. I had it today. They took almost an hour of my time trying to get me to have lasik surgery at the same time, since I was already there and all. They made me watch a 30 minute video sales pitch, and then another 15 minutes having some cutie tell me what was in the video clip.

How much? $2900 per eye for perfect vision near and far. "Does my insurance cover that?" "No, that will be out of pocket," advised she. "Nope," replied I. "But with Lasik, there is no cutting with a scalpel, it's all done with a laser!" "How much if I let you use a rusty WWII bayonet?" That was the end of that sales pitch. So now I'm scheduled a month from now for the left eye and then two weeks later for the right eye. Fid Posts: 780 Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:45 pm Location: The island of Atlanta Has thanked: 619 times Been thanked: 141 times ### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts Bro, I had the surgery on both eyes, my vision is better than when I was 17 in fact I gotta take me glasses off to see this screen. Yeah the idea of cutting into your eyeball is rather disturbing, but these guys (yeah mostly guys) know what the fuck they are doing. I never knew the world had such a blue cast. It gets better. Edit to add: It was not that all bad. We discussed cocaine as an anesthetic and he said yes it would probably be best but the to use his words "The fucking feds would smother me with paperwork". "Try SCE to AUX." Yeah, me and an electrified atmosphere ain't friends. Witness Posts: 16896 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm Has thanked: 2062 times Been thanked: 2826 times ### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts Rob Lister wrote:perfect vision near and far Really? Rob Lister Posts: 19923 Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm Title: Incipient toppler Location: Swimming in Lake Ed Has thanked: 593 times Been thanked: 596 times ### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts Witness wrote: Rob Lister wrote:perfect vision near and far Really? Yea, there's a whole menu of options. Specifically, Custom clear distance to near package ...$3195 per eye
Custom clear distance and intermediate package ... $2995 per eye Custom clear distance package Toric lens ...$2195 per eye
Laser correction ... \$1595 per eye
And lastly,
Traditional manual cataract surgery with a blunted swiss army knife ... Insurance coverage
I might have made up the blunted part.

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

So tomorrow's the day for the left eye.

Cross my heart, hope to die, ...

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Good luck!
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

If you do end up dying, make sure to frame someone first. It'll be a funny prank.

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Good luck, Rob! And… where exactly is your stereo?

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

That was an adventure. One eye down, one to go.

The procedure itself took about ten minutes but I was there for three hours. All of it was painless with the exception of the inserting the new lens. Notable headache from the drugs wearing off. But now I can see out of my left eye!

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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Dandy!
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

Good to hear. It doesn't need time to heal or something?
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### Re: posterior subcapsular cataracts

It takes three to four weeks to heal completely but it is already better than it has been in at least a decade or two. I have to put in eyedrops for the duration of that. Since I didn't opt for the Lasik option, I still need glasses for distance but mid and close vision is perfect.

The right eye gets fixed in a bit less than two weeks.