Thread: The Damn I'm Old Thread - Putting Up With Being a Geezer

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    Sounds pretty positive.
    Did you have one of those 'suction' devices on your wound dressing for the first week or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Sounds pretty positive.
    Did you have one of those 'suction' devices on your wound dressing for the first week or so?
    Not sure what you mean? I had leg compression things on my legs when I was in the hospital. I had a dressing over the wound for the first week that kept water and stuff out of it, but no suction that I am aware of.

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    My wife had a small electronic device called a Prevena wound vac attached to the dressing which stayed on for a week after the surgery.The dressing stayed on for 2 weeks before her followup.
    It may just be the 'package' that her surgeon has bought into. I don't recall the brand of joint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    My wife had a small electronic device called a Prevena wound vac attached to the dressing which stayed on for a week after the surgery.The dressing stayed on for 2 weeks before her followup.
    It may just be the 'package' that her surgeon has bought into. I don't recall the brand of joint.
    Nope, I did not have anything like that.

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    Me neither, just a bandage.
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    I had my eye surgery last Thursday. I was supposed to no longer require glasses for distance but was supposed to need them for reading. Surprisingly, after just a few days, I can see fine at close distances. I don't think I'll need reading glasses!!!
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    ^^ Actually not surprising. Cataract surgery replaces the lens. As we age, our original lens becomes less malleable, and less able to flex while adjusting focus. A new lens would understandably mostly, or completely eliminate the problem.
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    Great news, Greg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ Actually not surprising. Cataract surgery replaces the lens. As we age, our original lens becomes less malleable, and less able to flex while adjusting focus. A new lens would understandably mostly, or completely eliminate the problem.
    Not mine and and not maybe all IOC lens. My lens implants are fixed. Anyway the main issue with your natural lens is not malleability, itís UV damage which clouds it and disperses light. Dispersed light doesnít focus. I was astounded at the clarity after removal of the bandages. Been some years since I got these and maybe they have perfected the flexible lens. Even with my far field lens implants, my near field vision isnít super bad, but I have continuous line focal glasses. Why glasses? Because I have poor vision in my left eye and my glasses are considered protection, and are made from a specially clear polycarbonate that is very protective.
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    I have a toroidal lens in my left eye and it doesnít correct the scar on my cornea which Iíve had from birth. That lens corrected a double vision issue. Even though the left eye doesnít have the best resolution, it does support peripheral vision and 3D. Iím waiting for the bionic retina and cornea transplant to correct that left eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I had my eye surgery last Thursday. I was supposed to no longer require glasses for distance but was supposed to need them for reading. Surprisingly, after just a few days, I can see fine at close distances. I don't think I'll need reading glasses!!!
    Great news, Greg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Not mine and and not maybe all IOC lens. My lens implants are fixed. Anyway the main issue with your natural lens is not malleability, it’s UV damage which clouds it and disperses light. Dispersed light doesn’t focus. I was astounded at the clarity after removal of the bandages. Been some years since I got these and maybe they have perfected the flexible lens. Even with my far field lens implants, my near field vision isn’t super bad, but I have continuous line focal glasses. Why glasses? Because I have poor vision in my left eye and my glasses are considered protection, and are made from a specially clear polycarbonate that is very protective.
    Cataracts are more a problem of opacity. The decline in malleability prevents the lens from changing its magnification power, which would otherwise enable it to change its focus. Hence, the need for readers and/or bifocals as we age.
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    My wife went from 20/800 to near 20/25 with cataract surgery. She still uses reading glasses for the screen of the phone, fine print, or her computer monitor.
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    The greatest and most important benefit of IOC lens implants is the color and contrast which is phenomenal. I wonder if my natural lenses were ever as transparent as they could be. Someday the risk of infection will be so low that people will get more high fidelity vision tests to decide whether to get the improvement. Beyond that would be true bionic enhancement of information transfer to the brain.
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