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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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07/11
Just a quick note to say hi!

Hope all is well with you all ways.  Things (including eyes) good with me.  Can't keep up with the summere run-a-around .Getting too old!   Extremely HOT in New York..Keep i touch.

L.
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01/11
Hi Ann,

It has been so long.  I hope all is well with you. My eyes are good.  A lot going on on this end.  The days have been flying by.  Will give you a call sometime soon.
Regards
Lorraine
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02/10
Just a quick note to say hi!
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11/09
Hi Ann,

I haven't forgotton to get back to you.  I have posted some short replys to some posts and saw one of yours tonight on one.  Disappointed66, Londonbridge and Restornomore  "explanters" were not going to let that person who has enough to deal with, just go ahead with the Restor!

I am doing well  I hope you are too.  Will send a detailed message as soon as I can. No more "doom and gloom"

Regards,
Lorraine









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10/09
Hi Ann,
I was just thinking about you. How are you?
The power in my right eye has increased to -0.75 and my left eye is -1.25. I dont need specs for computer work but I need them for driving and to read newspaper.
Also, I feel that my vision is slightly dimmer than what it used to be with my natural lens, I dont know if its just in my mind or if its for real!! do u feel the same?

Regards,
Sri
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10/09
Hi Ann,
LOL...thats true, what the Drs. dont want to hear is what they think is in our mind. I felt like screaming out "what I see is whats in my mind!!!" I never wore glasses before and I dont mind wearing them now as long as I can see things the way I used to see with my natural lens, hardly 2 months ago. I wish I had plano set in both the eyes, that way I needed glasses only for reading. Isnt that the actual way to reduce dependency on glasses instead of having to wear glasses all the while to compensate for monovision?! My Dr. said it is not always possible to achieve 20/20 vision for everyone as the curvature of eyes differ from patient to patient, I am not sure how much of it is true! The power hasnt settled yet and I am trying not to use glasses as much as possible.
Rgds,
Sri
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10/09
Ann
I left you a post on your original thread of What monofocal lens is best after multi explant.  I want to make sure you check it since you said that it would probably be your last post on that thread. I don't know where I am leaving what!
Lorraine
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10/09
Hi Ann,
The power is still fluctuating. Its true that I tend to notice every single drawback since I had perfect pair of eyes just over a month back. I went for my follow up today and the Dr says the eyes are doing well and the power in my right eye seems to be around -0.25. Currently I am using spectacles with -1.25L and 0.00R. I told him that I feel a little imbalance  in my distance vision even with the specs on and feel as though I am straining my eyes. He said my eyes are perfectly normaI  and that all my issues are just in my mind! He said "you seem to know more than I do about eyes and vision." How sarcastic, though he softened his tone later and said that I need to give my eyes time to get used to the new lens.
Why do the Drs feel we are challenging them when we ask them questions
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10/09
Hi Ann,
Thanks a lot for your wishes and the message you left. I had my right eye done and its almost 20/20 vision. I seem to be ending up with -1.25 in the left eye and 0.00 in the right. My vision seems fairly good enough (don't wanna start off on a negative note with minor issues am facing, just 1 day after the surgery is too early to judge anything).
Good to know that your stitches are out and that your left eye is improving. I pray that you achieve your desired results. Once again, thanks a lot for your wishes and supportive words, its a nice feeling to know that someone out there cares for you.
Regards,
Sri
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10/09
Just a quick note to say hi!

Been thinking about you. How is everything  going?

Lorraine
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10/09
Hi Ann,
I met my doc today. He says he tried to set my left eye for long distance but it has ended up being set for intermediate (2 to 3 feet). He says he will try to set the right eye for zero so that my distant vision would be perfect.
Right now I am having issues judging depth. I feel I am stressing out one or the other while looking at things and get the urge to desperately rub my eyes. The doc says I will overcome this problem once I get the other eye done and start wearing corrective glasses. I am having my own doubts, is he really telling me the truth? Wont I end up having the same issues with having power in one eye and no power in the other eye?
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09/09
Ann,  The restor is out and it can get nothing but better from her!  It will probably take a few days, As I have been told the cornea takes time to heal and I found that to be true.  I did not see imediate results with my left eye. at all.  So happy that the ordeal with restor is over for you.  I have dr. appointment today.  I am seeing good, but I do not know whatI am seeing. distance wise.  Sounds like a dumb thing, but I think you know what I mean  I like what I am seeing now and do not want to change it.  I  am afraid that will happen afte rgetting the right eye done.  I will definitely have another tecnis put in..  Good luck to you. I will get back to you after I see Dr.    Lorraine      
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09/09
........I develped my cataracts all of a sudden. Around the 1st of sep I felt something in my eye, a nearby doc said it could be a mild infection and prescribed me drops. In about a week signboards looked hazy and sunlight hurt my eyes. Upon second visit the doc said I had PSC cataract bang in the middle of my lenses. I was shocked!! He said its due to prolonged use of steriods. I was about to stop my steroids in the same week. How unfortunate!!
Now all that I pray for is not to have any further complications or side effects from these surgeries....couple of questions that haunt me ......will the sight with the new lens detoriate with time? what are the possible long term/short term side effects?  should I take extra care of my eyes from here on?.....
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09/09
Dear Ann (hope you dont mind me calling you by your first name),
My prayers are with you. You must have had your surgery by now and should be literally restorenomore. Please update once you are able to work on the comp again.
My distance vision is -0.75 and the docs said that it would keep fuctuating in the first month. i am planning to get my other eye done after 2 or 3 weeks once I am completely ok with the first surgery. I am planning on getting the other one set for near vision so that I wouldnt require reading glasses at all.....out of space....
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09/09
Dear Ann (hope you dont mind me calling you by your first name),
My prayers are with you. You must have had your surgery by now and should be literally restorenomore. Please update once you are able to work on the comp again.
My distance vision is -0.75 and the docs said that it would keep fuctuating in the first month. i am planning to get my other eye done after 2 or 3 weeks once I am completely ok with the first surgery. I am planning on getting the other one set for near vision so that I wouldnt require reading glasses at all......out of space...
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09/09
Ann
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been since the day I read your first post.  Good  luck tomorrow.
I sure the "outcome" will lbe the best!Lorraine
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09/09
Ann Don't mind if you use my first name.  I never know what thread I am posting on  I hope you see all I write.So happy about your good results  My vision is great, not sure what distance I am seeing. maybe 20/30. Dr. did say it was for distance.Thought that you automatically got the same in  other eye.   Will   talk to him more about  lens  for right eye .I don't know what to do.  My night driving is really good too. I really do not think I have any glare. I do not have a problem with low light. Maybe because the cataract is gone everything is bright!  Will be in touch with my 1st dr again.re refund.  I paid him for the Restor lens.  My insurance paid  the hospital in full for the dreaded Restor.  Money should be returned..Sounds like a no brainer!  20/15 Wow!.  Lorraine
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09/09
Glad to know that things are going so well for you.  I'm sure that an Alcon/Tecnis combination will work fine.
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09/09
Glad to know that things are going so well.  I'm sure that an AcrySof/Tecnis combination will work fine for you.
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09/09
Dear Restorenomore,
Thanks for your concern. Its been about 2 days since I had my surgery and I seem to be doing fine. I had my left eye done. I am playing around by covering my right eye and trying to read and see things at all distances with my left eye. I seem to be able to see things perfectly that are about 2 or 3 feet away. My doctor did mention to me about setting one eye for distant vision and the other eye for intermediate vision. I am going to see my doc today for the followup. Hope I dont miss my original lens much. Will keep you all posted.

-Sri
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09/09
Ann

I am very happy with the tecnis in the low light field.  My night driving is very good. What a difference compared to the Restor. I can't really say that there is any more glare than a person without iol sees.  I actually see better at night with this lens. I will be having the same lens put in my right eye.  I am anticipating that this will enhance what I have now. I   will probably have the right eye done in Nov  I had the school nurse do an eye test it  was better that 20/40. I can actually read if the writing is not too small. I couldn't even read the big E with my right eye!   I am fine with the one  lens in my eye glasses till then.  At least I can see everything bright and beautiful and read!

I am glad things are getting better  for you. We will keep in touch.

Lorraine
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09/09
....Now I am less than 48 hours from my first surgery, am kinda getting nervous, hating to lose my God given lens, wishing technology had some kind pills to cure the cataract n all kinds of mixed feelings, lol. Hope everything goes fine.
Btw, when is your next surgery scheduled? My prayers and wishes are with you.

Regards,
Sri
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09/09
Hi Restorenomore,
Your advice is very welcome and thanks for sharing your experience. My doc said that only about 5% of those who get multis complain about halos and glares and few of them even get used to it with time. But I wanted to get a first hand information from those who are having multis. Thank God, I found you and you shared your exp.
The question I kept asking myself is "what is the guarantee that I would not fall into those 5% who have complaints with multis?". I have not come across anyone with monos having any kind of complaints. So I decided to take the safest option.
Wearing glasses is not at all an issue for me. Hope I can still play ping pong and Badminton with the new lenses without misjudging the ball n the birdy....out of space..
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09/09

Ann,
Had computer problems. Happy about the good results of your explant.  You were in my prayers

I am doing great. It took  over a week for me to start seeing clearly  It was like I was in a fog.  I was scared that it would not get any better, but at least that dreaded Restor was out!  Each day my vision improved Now I am seeing really good.  I wear glasses with the left lens removed.  When I take off my glasses I see everything with my wonderful left eye! (except for reading) and nothing at all clear with my right eye! Last night was the first night I drove.  it was good.  Quite an improvement in my night vision. What lens did you choose? I had the Tecnis Aspheric for distance. . Let me know how you are doing.
Lorraine
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09/09
Thanks for the reply Restornomore. I just went to a different doc to get a second opinion and I have decided to go for monos.
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09/09
Dear Restornomore

Thank you all so much for your feedback. Somewhere in the back of my mind I kept telling myself that there are no complaints about monofocals and the only drawback with monofocals is that I need to wear glasses to read (please correct me if I need different pairs of glasses for other activities). I would rather be okay with using glasses once in a while than having to deal with the ugly side effects of multifocals.

My doctor did explain the difference between the two but he seemed pro-multifocal. It is so disheartening, we trust our life with the doctors and most of the doctors only see how best they can make money with our lives, even at the cost of our lives!

Could you please suggest which is the best monofocals out there in the market?

Thanks,
Sri



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09/09
Glad to hear that things seem to have gone well.  My vision did continue to improve after the first day, and so will yours.

Jodie
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09/09
So happy the explant went well for you. I bet your vision will clear up more and more each day. I know what you mean about one focal point. There is definitely a range! I am sure you are relieved to have one behind you now.
Good luck.
londonbridge (Fran)
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09/09
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Dear Ann,

So happy for you!   You are on your way!  I have to  get ready for work.  Will correspond later.  JodieJ and londonbridge will be delighted!

Later,
Lorraine
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09/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
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