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Yes - I understand this. My question is, what do I do? Return to my ophthalmologist and ask him to revisit the timing of surgery? Get slightly better glasses? Live with what I have?
Yes . However, I have heard of contact lenses where one eye was distance vision and one was reading and the brain trained itself. I also have a problem anyway since (as you can tell from my prescription) my right eye is probably legally blind and my left isn't that bad in comparison.
What would you suggest I do - ask my opthalmologist to review the timing of the surgery? Try new glasses? Live with what I have a few more months?
Yes that makes sense. I like the fact that my doctor isn't rushing me to surgery too soon but it may be time. It has been just over 6 months and perhaps the cataract is growing faster now. I have no idea how fast cataracts grow!
My eyes are otherwise healthy - no glaucoma and no macular degeneration. I do see an opthalmologist each year but prefer refraction from an optometrist.
Great! I have medicare with a medigap supplement.
Excellent. I hope it doesn't signify anything else - my health is so good that I rarely need anything. No meds at age 69!
I think I will ask the optometrist for a reduced prescription, just in case, and also call my opthalmologist. I really like my ophthalmologist - there are 2 partners and both are extremely knowledgeable, professional and even have a sense of humor. They ahve a good rep - I live in a big city - and the surgery would be done at a big university hospital.
No - this is very reassuring! great to get a second opinion so fast and you seem knowledgeable.
Unless you have other suggestions, I'm satisfied.
Ah - a cataract surgeon - so you know your stuff. thanks!!!