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.I had my pre sergury evaluation yesterday. Doc said my eye balls are extremely healthy for my age. She was some what surprised.

I did my home work, and picked the top rated eye surgeon in town. She even flies around the country for these types of things.

After a discussion, mostly about seeing the golf ball landing farther down the fairway (200+ yards) I'm going with the distance IOL. When done, I will see everything farther than arm's length, much clearer, and crispier. Probably with out glasses. I will still need to use reading glasses, but even that will be much clearer.

Right eye surguery is scheduled for 3/18, and my left eye a week later on the 25th. Pre surgery prep will take 30 minutes. The actual surgery will take about 5-6 minutes for each eye. Recovery afterwards about 90 minutes before they show me the exit door. About 2 hours from start to finish.

Each eye will require 3 weeks of meds (eye drops & pills) and two follow up visits.

First follow up is the day after the surgery. After that, I can go about my normal business.


The only thing that has me thinking about the two procedures, is that I will be semi conscious. I won't feel anything being done, but I will be aware that "something" is being done.

Should be an interesting sensation.
 

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Thanks and believe me i understand . I was very very nervous before the first one. Whats amazing is once they give you the anesthesia your still conscious but dont feel or realize anything. I thought they were putting more eyedrops in my eyes next thing i knew they told me i was done. You will be fine and it really is amazing. Gotta be worth at least three strokes a side lol.
The only personal experience I have that can compare is my heart cath. I didn't want that but... it kind of needed to take place. I was anxious about it... even though I was in probably the best place for it to happen and surrounded by lots of people that knew a hell of a lot more about taking care of me than I did.

I should probably get my eyes checked this year.:unsure:
 

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Very happy for you fellas that have had success. Good eyesight is special.
 

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Had them in both my eyes. The right was much worse than the left. Had my right done on Tuesday. I cant believe it. Instant change no contacts no glasses. I honestly cannot believe how good i can see out of my right eye as well as how crystal clear things are. I went for my my follow up today and my right eye is now 20/20. I went with the standard lens and not the multifocal. I dont mind reading glasses and from what i read with the standard you may get much befter distance vision with the standard. Getting my left done in a couple weeks. My left did not seem too bad until i got my right done. Cant wait to golf and see how this translates to the golf course. Two days in so far so good.
I got my left eye done yesterday. After and last night was a little blurred uncomfortable and not at all like the first. Woke up this morning and it was a night and day difference from yesterday. Everything i had read prior to my first surgery indicated it might take time for the eye to adjust and swelling to go down or whatever. Guessing my first was just an exception to the rule. Went for my day after follow up today and everything fine its already close to 20/20 and is still getting better and within a few days or so should be like the first eye at 20/20 and amazing. Im posting this because i didnt want someone who read my prior post to have the procedure not get an immediate great result and worry . Glad i got them done and cant wait to get outside on the course .
Great posts, and thank you! I have to get mine done, and my right is really worse than my left. Glad to hear everything worked out, and your experience parallels my Mom's and she had hers done quite a long time ago! She was overjoyed that she didn't need glasses for distance vision anymore.

.I had my pre sergury evaluation yesterday. Doc said my eye balls are extremely healthy for my age. She was some what surprised.

I did my home work, and picked the top rated eye surgeon in town. She even flies around the country for these types of things.

After a discussion, mostly about seeing the golf ball landing farther down the fairway (200+ yards) I'm going with the distance IOL. When done, I will see everything farther than arm's length, much clearer, and crispier. Probably with out glasses. I will still need to use reading glasses, but even that will be much clearer.

Right eye surguery is scheduled for 3/18, and my left eye a week later on the 25th. Pre surgery prep will take 30 minutes. The actual surgery will take about 5-6 minutes for each eye. Recovery afterwards about 90 minutes before they show me the exit door. About 2 hours from start to finish.

Each eye will require 3 weeks of meds (eye drops & pills) and two follow up visits.

First follow up is the day after the surgery. After that, I can go about my normal business.


The only thing that has me thinking about the two procedures, is that I will be semi conscious. I won't feel anything being done, but I will be aware that "something" is being done.

Should be an interesting sensation.
Kind of reminds me getting my knee "scoped" pre surgery. Arthroscopes had been invented, but not the arthroscopic surgery instruments so they had to lay me open like a gutted fish! I laid on the table while these guys shoved a tube around inside my knee, and I watched with them on the TV monitor! They asked if it bothered me. I said no, since I fish and hunt and clean fish and game!

Here's a question. I understand that they do one eye at a time out of necessity. I wear glasses. After I get the first eye done and it checks out, will they pop that lens out of my glasses so I can function normally until I get the other one done?
 

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Great posts, and thank you! I have to get mine done, and my right is really worse than my left. Glad to hear everything worked out, and your experience parallels my Mom's and she had hers done quite a long time ago! She was overjoyed that she didn't need glasses for distance vision anymore.



Kind of reminds me getting my knee "scoped" pre surgery. Arthroscopes had been invented, but not the arthroscopic surgery instruments so they had to lay me open like a gutted fish! I laid on the table while these guys shoved a tube around inside my knee, and I watched with them on the TV monitor! They asked if it bothered me. I said no, since I fish and hunt and clean fish and game!

Here's a question. I understand that they do one eye at a time out of necessity. I wear glasses. After I get the first eye done and it checks out, will they pop that lens out of my glasses so I can function normally until I get the other one done?
My second eye is doing great it really is amazing. Both eyes are 20/20 now no contacts and no glasses. I still will use reading glasses sometimes but not for all reading. I wore contacts so i just wore the one until the second surgery. If you dont have contacts i guess the thing to do would be to pop the lense out because you wont need it. And as far as the procedure you wont feel a thing or know whats going on. One minute you will get the anesthesia and the next thing you know they will tell you its over and thats it. You will do great just such a great thing.
 

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Had my first eye done yesterday. All I can is WOW! what a difference a 5-6 minute procedure makes.

Everything went according to plan. I got a little nervous when I found out I would be a wake while The doctor made the incision into my eyeball to extract the cataracts, and put the new lense in place. I was told I would be drugged up enough to know what was going on, but unable to do anything about it. That was pretty much what happened . I never felt anything uncomfortable during the actual surgery. Some type of device kept my eyelids open, and eyeball stable.

Once the surgery was over, I was in the car heading home with in 15 minutes. They gave me a diet coke, and three cookies as I went out the door under my own power.

Most uncomfortable part was the pre-op part where I was prepped for surgery. I had to lay flat on my back on a pretty firm gurney for about 30-45 minutes.

This morning, 24 hours after the surgery, I'm in the unique position of seeing the before, and after visuals. In my bad eye, everything is dull, almost like looking through light brown water, which before the fix I thought was normal for the past few years.

With my new eye, everything bright, clear, and vibrant. As I understand it my vision will continue to improve even more over the next few weeks as the eye heals.

Post surgery instruction are eye drops 4 times a day. That, and no physical exertion for the next two weeks. No physical lifting.

Next Thursday, I get my left eye fixed up. I expect it to go much easier for me since I now know what to expect.

As for golf, I don't see me swinging a club in earnest for at least the next 2-3 weeks while everything heals up.
 

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Had my first eye done yesterday. All I can is WOW! what a difference a 5-6 minute procedure makes.

Everything went according to plan. I got a little nervous when I found out I would be a wake while The doctor made the incision into my eyeball to extract the cataracts, and put the new lense in place. I was told I would be drugged up enough to know what was going on, but unable to do anything about it. That was pretty much what happened . I never felt anything uncomfortable during the actual surgery. Some type of device kept my eyelids open, and eyeball stable.

Once the surgery was over, I was in the car heading home with in 15 minutes. They gave me a diet coke, and three cookies as I went out the door under my own power.

Most uncomfortable part was the pre-op part where I was prepped for surgery. I had to lay flat on my back on a pretty firm gurney for about 30-45 minutes.

This morning, 24 hours after the surgery, I'm in the unique position of seeing the before, and after visuals. In my bad eye, everything is dull, almost like looking through light brown water, which before the fix I thought was normal for the past few years.

With my new eye, everything bright, clear, and vibrant. As I understand it my vision will continue to improve even more over the next few weeks as the eye heals.

Post surgery instruction are eye drops 4 times a day. That, and no physical exertion for the next two weeks. No physical lifting.

Next Thursday, I get my left eye fixed up. I expect it to go much easier for me since I now know what to expect.

As for golf, I don't see me swinging a club in earnest for at least the next 2-3 weeks while everything heals up.

That's awesome! Glad it went smooth. Enjoy that crystal clear vision!
 

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Question for those who have had the procedure- how was the effect on your depth perception following the surgery? Was there an adjustment period?
 

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I had Lasik back in the late 1990s. They did both eyes at the same time and pre-surgery they were some drops that they used, not sure for what. They also gave me a valium to relax me. I was provided with plastic "cups" that went over each eye that I wore on the way home. It was a miracle how clear everything looked looking through the holes in them. I was also told to wear them while sleeping to make sure I didn't rub or scratch my eyes for a week or so.

Being over 50 at the time, I went for distance only and the procedure exaggerated the need for reading glasses. Now in my 70's, I've gone back to wearing bifocals and now progressive lenses though the amount of correction is not all that much. No impact on depth perception but......

......for years prior I thought my golf game was getting better because I was hitting more drives out of sight. Turns out it wasn't my golf game!
 

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Well, I got through both surgeries in fine fashion. The doctor did a great job. I didn't realize how bad my eye sight was. I'm two weeks past the first one, and 1 week past the second one.

I pretty much put my golf on the back shelf for the past 4 weeks. Normally that wouldn't be a big deal.

There was some dizzyness after the surgeries, but that has cleared up.

However, this time my new, improved eye sight is slowing up my return to golf. My brain, and eye sight have to get reaquainted with each other. This is really apparent with my green reading. I missed 4 putts today I thought I should of made.

So for the next three week there's an eye drop regimen to take care of. The doctor say my eye sight will continue to improve over the next several weeks.

I have played 27 holes in the past two day.....without losing a ball. That hasn't happened for me in quite a while. I can now see the long ball land again.

My ball/club impact position is a little off, so there's catch up work to be done there.

If anyone is contemplating cataracts surgery, go fo it. It's not a big deal. Each actual surgery takes only about 5-7 minutes. I was out the door, and on my way home in less than 20 minutes from them wheeling me into the surgery area.

If you are in the So. NV. area Doctor Helga Pizzio is the person you want to fix your eyes up.

Btw, fentanyl (?) Is your friend........
 

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Well, I got through both surgeries in fine fashion. The doctor did a great job. I didn't realize how bad my eye sight was. I'm two weeks past the first one, and 1 week past the second one.

I pretty much put my golf on the back shelf for the past 4 weeks. Normally that wouldn't be a big deal.

There was some dizzyness after the surgeries, but that has cleared up.

However, this time my new, improved eye sight is slowing up my return to golf. My brain, and eye sight have to get reaquainted with each other. This is really apparent with my green reading. I missed 4 putts today I thought I should of made.

So for the next three week there's an eye drop regimen to take care of. The doctor say my eye sight will continue to improve over the next several weeks.

I have played 27 holes in the past two day.....without losing a ball. That hasn't happened for me in quite a while. I can now see the long ball land again.

My ball/club impact position is a little off, so there's catch up work to be done there.

If anyone is contemplating cataracts surgery, go fo it. It's not a big deal. Each actual surgery takes only about 5-7 minutes. I was out the door, and on my way home in less than 20 minutes from them wheeling me into the surgery area.

If you are in the So. NV. area Doctor Helga Pizzio is the person you want to fix your eyes up.

Btw, fentanyl (?) Is your friend........
Happy to hear this has gone so well for you! Modern medicine is truly amazing!!

I think that I can appreciate your feeling of this. While not getting eye surgery myself, I got glasses a few years ago and I was amazed at how sharp things were. And I could see my ball beyond 200 yards!!

Cheers, and thanks for sharing.
 

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