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Don B

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 23, 2010
  • 01:59 PM

I had my left eye done on 8/31 and they had trouble getting a measurement on the eye because the cataract was so bad. She had to use as she put it, the second machine which used what looked like a clear suction cup (I know it wasn't) that she put right against my eye. I think there was a red light in the middle (my eye was completely clouded over so I couldn't see that well) then she flooded my eye with a saline solution. She commented she did get a good measurement. The day after surgery my eye checked 20/80 and a week after it checked 20/50 which it also checked on 9/22, which I guess is as good as it's going to get. But the one thing I can't understand, is I can be 12 inches from the screen on my laptop and the writing is as sharp as a tack but when I get seven or eight feet from something like the clock in the microwave the letters start to blur. I didn't get the implant that gives the equivalent of having bifocals, so I asked the doctor about this on 9/22. She said that maybe because they had to use the second machine to measure the eye that the implant might give me closer to 20/20 close up vision and the 20/50 far vision. Has anyone heard of this or maybe they didn't get a good measurement and just don't want to admit it?

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