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Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:35 pm
by Dusty2
Seems my critter finding eyes need some maintenance Tuesday morning at an indecent hour I have to go in and get cataracts removed from my right eye so maybe I'll be back up to my normal critter finding again soon. Down part is 3 weeks with no diving. :angryblue: :crybaby:

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:45 pm
by Jeremy
Bummer sir!

Hope you have a successful procedure and a swift recovery!!

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:52 pm
by Penopolypants
I hope your surgery and recovery go well! Both of my parents have had cataract surgery and were both happy with the results. Good luck!

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:05 pm
by Magoi
Good luck with the procedure Rich. Hope to be diving again with you at PT when you are ready.

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:15 pm
by Tom Nic
Rich - sorry to hear, but pleased that there is readily available treatment. My Mom had similar surgery and even artificial lenses put in her eyes. It was so successful she forgot she had had the surgery! :)

Miss diving with you!

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:29 pm
by Dusty2
Tom Nic wrote:Rich - sorry to hear, but pleased that there is readily available treatment. My Mom had similar surgery and even artificial lenses put in her eyes. It was so successful she forgot she had had the surgery! :)

Miss diving with you!
Thanks the replacement lens is part of the procedure. They take out your old cloudy lens and replace it with a new one made with your RX. I watched a video on it and it looks pretty cool. Pretty much a rite of passage for us old farts from what the doctor says.

Thanks everyone for the good wishes. Should be good as new in a couple of weeks. :popcorn:

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:10 am
by dwashbur
Yipe! Keep in mind that I'm right around the corner from you if you need anything, so don't hesitate to ask. Here for you, brother.

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:59 am
by Linedog
You can make your own lens.

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Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:42 pm
by Dusty2
Linedog wrote:You can make your own lens.



Got one of those in my shop but it's a bit larger. Think I'll leave it to the experts. :BDub:

That's a lovely bit of machine work though

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:55 pm
by ArcticDiver
There are people who pay good money to have multi-focal lenses inserted just so they don't have to wear glasses. They show it really isn't much of a risk. I know I like mine and not having to wear glasses for the past years.

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:30 pm
by oldsalt
Rich: Minor surgery is what happens to somebody else. Good luck with this my friend.
-Curt (been there)

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:00 pm
by Jan K
Dusty,
Good luck, see you in water soon ! :)

Re: Dusty eyes

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:27 pm
by LCF
Here's hoping for an uneventful surgery and a short three weeks!