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]
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
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.
Cataract surgery + implant filter: My mother is about to have the first of two cataract surgeries and is considering bifocal implants. [more inside]
How much does private cataract surgery cost in B.C.? [more inside]
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]
My friend just had cataract surgery and must lay on her back for several weeks. Activities to keep her occupied? [more inside]
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]
Cataract questions. Is there an ophthalmologic surgeon in the house? [more inside]
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?