Cataract lens opinions?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by B. Traven, Sep 4, 2009.

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    B. Traven Guest

    With a 50% vision loss from optic nerve damage in one eye and that has a
    large cataract it seems like surgeons recommend correcting that eye to
    the optimum. Then later doing the other that has a very small cataract
    to match it.

    I'm comfortable using lower power glasses almost all the time so I have
    focus from 2-15 feet, and full prescription bifocals only for driving.

    Are there any reasons not to have a lens put in to match the good eye,
    and leaving that good eye alone?
    Being in my sixties that small cataract may never develop into a problem.
    B. Traven, Sep 4, 2009
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I usually agree with Mike, but I'm not sure I do here. Sometimes people
    don't know what they can see until they get new glasses, contacts or
    cataract surgery. Then they find out that the world looks much
    different, and there is a lot more there than they realized was
    possible. Of course, a good OD can help a lot with this. Nobody
    realized I was very myopic until I hit fourth grade. I still can't play
    ball sports. I never learned, because I couldn't see the ball. I spent
    my youth indoors, reading books, because I *could* see those.
    Dan Abel, Sep 8, 2009
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Husband didn't discover myopia until the compulsory eye exam when he started
    college -- before he was old enough to get a driver's license. Until then he
    assumed, when he thought about it, which was apparently never, that everybody
    had to read with their eyes 6 inches from the book and nobody could read the
    stuff on the blackboard.
    The Real Bev, Sep 11, 2009
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