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  accel
  5/7/13 6:02 PM
Nervous before cataract surgery

I am having cataract surgery next week and i am very very nervous. Does anyone who has had the surgery offer me any words of advice to help mr keep
calm? I have to get thru the mental part of it.

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  Nanie46
  5/7/13 6:26 PM
accel

Hi accel,

I have not had cataract surgery, but I wanted to say that it is a very common surgery, and I know people who had it with no problems.

I will say a prayer for you to feel peace and calm, and for successful surgery.

Good luck and you can tell us all about your successful surgery after it's over. : )



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  TwoCatDoctors
  5/10/13 12:01 PM
Hi accel

I have had cataract surgery in both eyes. I developed "medication cataracts" and not age-related cataracts from taking Plaquenil for a while for lupus.

I had to take special eye drops prior to the surgery and post surgery. It was not difficult and I did very well for both eyes. The doctor saw me the day after surgery and I drove myself.

The procedures now are so advanced. If you have a bit of anxiety, tell the nurse to tell the anesthesiologist and he can give you a little something to help you with that. Good luck and many hugs.

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