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Betty, age 72: My left eye is so clouded that
I feel like I'm looking through tinted plastic wrap. I'm a little nervous about
the surgery, but I need to have good eyesight to read, play cards, and do other
things like that. I will talk to my doctor and get more information about what
to expect, then maybe I won't be so nervous.
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Bob, age 46: I didn't even know that I had a
cataract until my eye doctor told me about it during my last eye exam. I
suppose my eyesight has changed a little bit, but it has happened so slowly
that I haven't noticed it much. So long as I am still able to pass my driver's
test and see well enough to do what I need to do, I don't plan to have surgery.
Harold, age 67: I have known about my cataract
for a long time. Only recently has it started to bother me. It is very hard for
me to drive at night, and I attend a lot of meetings in the evenings. Most
people I know have had a good experience with cataract surgery, and my doctor
specializes in it. So I feel confident that the surgery is right for me and
will help me see better at night.
Marie, age 55: I am very nervous about any
surgery on my eyes. I know that cataract surgery is very safe, but it is still
surgery on my eye, and the thought of blindness scares me. So far I am able to
manage fine, and my eyesight is only affected a little bit. I am going to put
off having surgery for as long as I can.
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Pat Truman, MATC
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
October 1, 2007
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 01, 2007
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