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@ok4450, I’m going to have cataract surgery next week on my left eye and in two weeks for the right. I have opted for the multi-focal IOC (inter occular lens) instead of the monofocal but now I hearing that in about 20% of the surgeries, they don’t work as advertised and the doctor did not tell me that the multi-focal do not focus the same way as the traditional lens or the mono-focal. Your brain has to learn how to focus a different way. I’m starting to have second thoughts. I can back out up to Monday when the lens will be ordered.

You’re darn right to be thinking long and hard about it

Last year, I finally admitted to myself that I needed multifocal

Anyways, I updated my prescription for multifocal glasses and contact lenses

I got used to the multifocal glasses well enough. That was definitely a win-win

But the multifocal contact lenses were NOT the best thing since sliced bread. I only noticed a modest improvement over the previous contact lenses. Maybe my brain isn’t smart and can’t “focus a different way” . . . ?

As far as I’m concerned, anything concerning your sight deserves as much research as possible

Sure I’ve told this story before, 1 bad eye, Eye doc does not want to do anything for cataracts in the good ey, 5 to 10% chance of problems. OK for now except driving at night, especially rainy nights, and have to have a spotter with me for golf balls.

Eye surgery was not an option for me anymore. It was a have to thing. I could not even read the large E at the top of the eye chart with the left eye and many road signs were coming across as double vision. A 35 MPH speed limit sign at night would come across to me as 335 MPH and on the turnpike the 75 MPH sign would read 750 MPH.
Never had an opportunity to use the “not my fault” excuse to a cop or trooper though.

Surgery helped me quite a bit although I still have some irritation in both eyes. Optometrist says it’s a little rough around the incision in one spot but will clear up PDQ. Overall, I’m good with it. Doc said last week that at this point my vision is 20/20 and getting even better. Even he was surprised a bit.

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Did you get the mono-focal IOC’s or the multi-focus IOC’s. My insurance pays for the mono-focal, Multi-focal will cost me about $2650 per eye. I do not mind the price if they work.

I’ve had a cataract in my right eye for many years although the Ophthalmologist didn’t tell me until my left eye went bad. I had good correctable vision in my left eye and then all of a sudden, it could not be corrected any more. I got a very rare cataract in my left eye called a liquid cataract. Vision in that eye is constantly changing so it cannot be corrected.

the best thing since sliced bread.

I have heard that expression used all my life I often wondered what the best thing before sliced bread.

Both multi-focal. At this point I have zero complaints other than the slight irritation but I expect that to be gone by the time I have my final visit to the doc week after next.
They work for me but I cannot say since everyone is different if they will work as well for you. Maybe I’m part of the lucky 80%.

Good to know, thanks.


I got hemorrhoids so bad, I can cut O rings out of 'em.


That should help Terry with his axle problem, :roll_eyes:


This . . . ?!


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Cataracts in both eyes have increasingly made night driving and driving in rain difficult the past few years. Driving in rain after dark has become a total no go. So I’ll have to get cataract surgery sooner rather than later.

In my case I’ll still need to wear glasses afterwards due to needing prism as part of my correction due to an eye muscle imbalance. The implanted replacement lenses used in cataract surgery cannot incorporate the prism so I’ll still need glasses. Besides, one of my eyes has unstable astigmatism that requires new glasses every year or two.

I truly don’t mind continuing to wear glasses, I just want clear vision restored. It will make long distance driving more safely doable again! Easier to go visit family and friends.

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That would work.

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Sorry about that, it won’t happen again. Yes talk to text, I usually keep a close eye on it sometimes I don’t I’ll be more careful to about that.

Brain stem injury from desert shield in 1991… I not sure how I got things messed up here I just want gone. M o override something get it out of there I don’t see three dots the mile-long yet I don’t know what I’m doing stress triggeredt[confusion… help me out here in my it… I should never to try t[ mingle

Don’t worry about it, going of cars is not unusual, but getting back to them before Caroline warns us is a good thing.

I sympathize with OP quite a bit. Wished there was some way I could help but a few things are up in the air right now with health issues. The OP says they are in Greenville, TX which makes it a bit less than 300 miles as the crow flies from where I live. Been batting the idea around about going to see my sister in Fort Worth so Greenville ain’t that far away from Dallas. Who knows…if this doesn’t get done soon maybe I’ll throw some tools and BFHs in the truck on the way down. I’ve been known to make a road trip repair now and then.

My son called me this morning from UT and it ain’t gonna get any cooler. He said for my neck of the woods next weekend a 114 on Saturday. Might need to place a rack of ribs under the windshield…

I got it out guys I got mad at Volvo and cancelled my account… trying to get re-establish now. My email is

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So how’d you finally get that sucker out . . . ?!

Technique . . . ?!

Brute force . . . ?!

Good to hear. Glad that it is done. Did the clip come out with it? in one piece?

@ok4450, got the first eye done yesterday, I am impressed with the results.

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Congrats on finally separating that thing. What a PITA.

Also congrats to keith on the eye. I can finally identify nut and bolt sizes/thread pitches again with the naked eye.

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