How did you cope with Anxiety before Cataract Surgery?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by JJ Lee, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. JJ Lee

    JJ Lee Guest

    I'm having a surgery on 7/12. What's really killing me nowadays is not my
    blurry vision but anxiety. Just thinking about the surgery depresses me and
    almost causes a panic attack! I know that it doesn't do me any good
    whatsoever to be in that kind of negative mood. But I guess I just can't
    help it. If you had a cataract surgery, were you like me while waiting for
    it? If so, how did you cope with anxiety?
    JJ Lee, Jun 13, 2006
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  2. JJ Lee

    Dom Guest

    Apart from the knowledge that cataract surgery has just about the
    highest success rate of ANY surgery you can have, you probably haven't
    got a lot to gain from a vision group - people who contribute to this
    group are, with a few notable exceptions, experts on eyes & vision but
    not necessarily psychology. Maybe try a group which deals with anxiety
    and other psychology issues?

    Dom, Jun 13, 2006
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    Dick Adams Guest

    Forgot to mention joints. Also anti-anxiety meds -- Dr.s love to prescribe
    'em, but they are not too good for you as you could get hooked.
    Dick Adams, Jun 13, 2006
  4. Relax. It's a breeze (I had both eyes done a year ago and if I'd have
    known then what I know now I'd have done it a year earlier). I was
    nervous because as an o.d. I've watched lots of the procedures and knew
    exactly what they were doing. If they don't offer one ask for a Valium
    before they stick the i.v. line in your arm/hand.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 14, 2006
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