Back to the eye hospital again

@Asylum (45912)
Manchester, England
October 18, 2016 6:25am CST
Today I am heading back to the eye hospital for another appointment, this time to have the results of my previous cataract operation assessed. I had an assessment about a month ago, but the results were not promising and I was given eye drops to take and now have to undergo another check up. This has been going on too long, almost 14 months now and still no realistic sign of an end to the treatment. Today I shall find out whether the eye drops have been successful, or as has been previously suggested it may result in yet another operation. I am beginning to regret ever starting the whole charade and should have persevered with cataracts.
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@sharon6345 (98502)
• United States
18 Oct
My mom had that and the drops along with the second operation. her eyes are so much better than before she had it. She does not regret a thing. She does not even need those glasses. She even said the second one was better too.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
The implant of an artificial lens certainly improves things but I have had so many complications that it is becoming a never ending procedure.
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@sharon6345 (98502)
• United States
18 Oct
@Asylum I can understand that for sure. I just think you could go in and see what it going on with a good out look on it. It will be ok.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
@sharon6345 I lost confidence in good results over the period because all that I ever seem to get is unwelcome results.
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@Corbin5 (70079)
• United States
18 Oct
Such a frustrating experience for you. I do hope the eye drops will prove to have been successful. You must be so weary of all this.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
Weary is an understatement, but it now looks very promising.
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@Corbin5 (70079)
• United States
18 Oct
@Asylum Oh, that is good news. Whew!
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@LadyDuck (108853)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
Good luck Barry, I can only hope that the eye drops worked and that you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
I have not been given any guarantees but it is looking quite promising now.
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@LadyDuck (108853)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
@Asylum I am so happy, let's hope that from now on the road is downhill.
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@Happy2BeMe (60108)
• Canada
18 Oct
I hope you get good news and that you won't need another surgery. Wishing you all the best at your appointment today.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
Thank you, the thought of yet another operation horrified me.
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@Happy2BeMe (60108)
• Canada
18 Oct
@Asylum I can only imagine it would.
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@amadeo (42028)
• United States
18 Oct
so sorry to heard this.That is not working for you.I for one never had a bit of problem on mine. But we are all different when iit comes to this. Hope you get this settled good.Maybe another doctor?just saying
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
It is now looking as though the ordeal may finally be over.
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@Mike197602 (13310)
• Worcester, England
18 Oct
Best of luck
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
Thank you.
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@marlina (57056)
• Canada
18 Oct
I feel bad for you for having to go through all this. Good luck with the visit. I had my 2 surgeries now and still not a happy camper.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
It would not seem so bad if I knew that a particular operation was going to be the last, but it always results in further problems.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct
Good luck, I hope the eyedrops have worked. it will be awful if you need yet another operation.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
The idea of having to go through another operation is currently my ultimate nightmare, especially since whatever further treatment I receive never seems to be the end.
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@pgntwo (19595)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Oct
Judging by your comments on responses to this post, you've had some favourable news from the ophthalmology clinic today - sounds good... :)
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
Yes, not ideal but much better than anticipated.
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@pgntwo (19595)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Oct
@Asylum Not eye-deal, eh? Good one!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
@pgntwo I should have seen that one coming, but I have not my glasses yet.
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@RitzzView (2583)
• India
19 Oct
Hope the treatment ends soon and your fine again
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct
Much to my surprise I was actually discharged yesterday.
@RitzzView (2583)
• India
19 Oct
@Asylum wow, that's a good news! So did they prescribed medications as well?
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct
@RitzzView No, I was completely discharged.
@celticeagle (111525)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Oct
I do hope you get good news. How could you have persevered with cataracts?
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
The outcome was certainly better than expected. I managed with cataracts for a long while, so I could have continued to do so. They impair vision, but do not offer the same level of anxiety that much of my treatment did.
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@celticeagle (111525)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Oct
@Asylum ....I realized, after my recent cataract diagnosis, that I have had this for many years. So I think you probably could. I even wonder if my great grandmother may have had cataracts which led to her blindness. She wasn't one to see doctors.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct
@celticeagle This is quite feasible because cataracts develop slowly over years and the sight depreciates accordingly.
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@MALUSE (28697)
• Denmark
19 Oct
This is not good news. Yet, you shouldn't have persevered with cataracts because in the end you'd only have seen shadows.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct
Very true, but it would have avoided a long ordeal.
@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
19 Oct
How did it go?
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
19 Oct
Much better than expected. There is still a potential for further complications, but for now the long ordeal is over.
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