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Cataract surgery

Wini1960Wini1960 Member Posts: 125 Pioneering
Hi I know this is nothing to do with disability but is there anyone who has had cataract surgery. My sister said I will be okay she was a former Opthalmic staff nurse and she also had cataract surgery. Am I.just being scared for nothing. The surgery is on Thursday unless my INR is out of range then I will have to postpone.


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Hi @Wini1960! I've moved your post into the Visual and Hearing Impairments category so that our members who might have experience of this surgery will be more likely to see it. I don't have advice for you, as I haven't had the surgery, but I think your feelings of anxiety are quite normal and definitely valid. I hope that someone with some experience will be able to put your mind at rest.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,145 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Wini1960 I have not had the surgery myself but I am going to be having it in due course it isnt quite severe enough as yet and as I am blind in my other eye they donyt want to risk it till it is necessary

    However my Mum has had both eyes done and she is 83 this year, had it done couple years ago. It was very successful and she now has the best eye sight of all the family 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Thank you for your input @janer1967! Has that put your mind at rest a little @Wini1960?
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,735 Disability Gamechanger
    My Dad had cataract done both eyes a few weeks or so apart, the first was great no problems at all, on the second one they made the incision to big and he lost his sight on that eye.
    I imagine this rarely happens but there is always risk with any surgery.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Wini1960, I've never had the surgery. However, I've lost the vast majority of my sight over the last 3 years (mainly 12 months) and I appreciate the fear around changes to your vision. It can be really daunting and your fears are valid.

    I really hope today went well and that you are okay.  <3
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