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Old 7 February 2019, 22:59
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Cataracts And Glaucoma

I am sure that at least a few other people here have dealt with these issues. I found out that I have both cataracts and glaucoma. I am 58 years old. I have been prescribed eye drops to lower the pressure in the eyes. They are waiting on that before doing anything with the cataracts. For those here that have dealt with those issues, did you continue to work? If so, how long? My vision in my left eye is better than my right eye.
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Old 7 February 2019, 23:13
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Don’t have a glaucoma but a friend does. He worked until he was 73 (stubborn b who damned near killed himself working) and he did not need to work that hard (retired O6 and then a GS15). Many glaucoma treatments, needles then lasers to the eyes to relieve the pressures.

Follow your Dr.’s orders, he did not until much later.
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Old 7 February 2019, 23:58
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My wife had cataract surgery about 2 years ago. It's almost a routine deal these days. Same day surgery. A couple of follow ups.

I heard you can get weed, errr, I mean medical marijuana for glaucoma. Some find relief from it.
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Old 8 February 2019, 01:09
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Cataracts,

Father and FIL both had cataracts. The eyes drops were the thing I remember, about after care.

At the time, I was ready to ask both of them to hand over the keys... Neither could drive for shit... :D.

Glaucoma, Id be on that cabbage and lookin a driver... :D

Id be higher than a propane bill!
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Old 8 February 2019, 01:25
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Yes. Eye lubricant is a must for total aftercare.
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Old 8 February 2019, 05:22
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Had pretty bad cataracts in both eyes, 2 lensectomies, 1 long, i short, don't need glasses anymore to read and the brain compensates for driving / everyday use. 1 at 55 and the next at 56.
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Old 13 February 2019, 01:53
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Both the folks had cataract surgery, both eyes, early 80's. Pa does not need glasses anymore, Ma still wears them for reading. Pretty amazing what they can do with the eyes!
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