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No anesthesia during cataract surgery?

My Dad recently had cataract surgery. In addition to cataracts, my dad has Fuch's corneal dystrophy. He also receives medication for anxiety. Prior to the cataract surgery, the surgeon verbally told my dad that he would receive "twilight anesthesia" during the procedure. We researched online and twilight anesthesia seems to be common protocol for cataract surgery. In fact, it appears to be a "must have" for patients with anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Oct 27, 2015 - 25 answers

Help me understand presbyopia-correcting IOLs surgery

I am getting cataract surgery (which is fully covered by my insurance) but they also gave me the option to pay out of pocket for "not medically necessary" presbyopia-correcting IOLs which I don't really understand, and it costs about $2,261 per eye. What does this presbyopia-correcting IOL do exactly? And is it worth the money for me? I am very confused. Tanks
posted by kikithekat on Aug 20, 2015 - 8 answers

Anyone know an awesome Ophthalmologist around Lantana, TX area (Dallas)?

Long story short: Grandma needs cataract surgery and knows no one to get a personal recommendation from and I don't live in the area. Any help or personal experience is incredibly appreciated.
posted by poolsidemuse on Feb 5, 2013 - 2 answers

bionic eyes, please!

Cataract surgery + implant filter: My mother is about to have the first of two cataract surgeries and is considering bifocal implants. [more inside]
posted by quince on Jul 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Private cataract surgery in Canada

How much does private cataract surgery cost in B.C.? [more inside]
posted by problemspace on Nov 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Cataract surgery: which type of lens do I want?

I'm looking at cataract surgery in the next year or two, and wondering what my options are as far as lenses go. [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Jul 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Activities for bed-bound friend after cataract surgery?

My friend just had cataract surgery and must lay on her back for several weeks. Activities to keep her occupied? [more inside]
posted by ticketmaster10 on Mar 5, 2010 - 12 answers

No more blind spots

A friend requires cataract surgery in the near future, and has some questions about his options for MeFites who've pondered the same issues. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Aug 20, 2009 - 5 answers

How to deal with a loss of accomodation.

Cataract questions. Is there an ophthalmologic surgeon in the house? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Jun 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Old English Sheepdogs

My parents have an Old English sheepdog, and while he has the most adorable set of eyes, we can't help but wonder, is there a medical reason that so many other sheepdog owners keep the fur covering their eyes? Are Old English sheepdogs prone to cataracts?
posted by invisible ink on May 6, 2004 - 4 answers

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