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From: MaryW
Date: 08-30-2006, 09:43 AM (1 of 6)
Hubby had cataract surgery in the middle of July for one eye. The next day he was thrilled to see everything so clearly. He went thru without a bit of trouble. Yesterday he had his other eye done. Not a good scene.

He went into surgery, happy as a clam thinking he would be out in an hour and see today. Instead, while operating there were complications. The eye "nest" as the dr. calls it disintegrated and pieces of it went in around his eye ball. Lots of pain and discomfort. They gave him loads of anaesthetic and had to place the lens in a different manner. Anyway, it took 5 hrs. before they called me in to say he had problems. By this time, all the patients who were called after him had come out and gone home. I knew something was wrong.

We came home with lots of different eye drops, pain killers, one drugged up patient and no eyesight. The dr. called last evening to ask how he was doing. He is very thorough and sensitive to his patients.

This morning he still can't see and there is still lots of pain. We had a 7:30 AM appt. with the specialist. He said everything is ok but recovery will be delayed about a week. The pain is from the eye having spasms, something akin to having a charlie horse in your leg. Hubby is very disappointed and the pain is not something he appreciates but things are going along. We have waited all summer for this surgery.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 08-30-2006, 11:23 AM (2 of 6)
Mary I am so sorry to hear about your dh having problems with the second lens implant. I zipped through both of mine with no problems at all. The only problem I do have now is that because I use a computer all day long, I don't blink and my eyes dry out and the eye sticks to the lens when I move my eyes, particularly the left one, but if I would remember to use the refresh tears every 2 hours that would not occur, so it's my fault completely. Keep us updated on how he's doing.

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From: Magot
Date: 08-30-2006, 11:40 AM (3 of 6)
Mary, sorry that your old boy is in so much trouble - we take surgical procedures so much for granted - I am glad they have said his recovery is delayed not impossible and hope you both weather the pain.
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 08-30-2006, 12:19 PM (4 of 6)
Mary, sorry to hear about your dh's problems with the surgery. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-30-2006, 09:15 PM (5 of 6)
I'm so sorry... [[[ ]]] My father-in-law just had cataract surgery in one eye...see's 20/20 and doesn't need glasses anymore, after a lifetime of wearing'em. I guess you can't always tell when something is gonna go wrong. I wish I could have Lasik surgery, but because of my lupus, I'm not a good candidate. :bluesad:
Hopefully your husbands eye will be as good (or better than new) once it settles down...

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From: esrun3
Date: 08-31-2006, 11:00 PM (6 of 6)
Mary, so sorry to hear about your dh's problems with his surgery. Wishing him a speedy recovery with the results he so desperately wants!
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