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Any experiences of lens replacement (cataract or otherwise)?

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Old 17th May 2018, 05:30
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I had my IOL's for cataracts done 8 months ago. Being a physician, I'm not interested in the hype of the latest gadget, so I went with standard old monofocal IOL's. My ophthalmologist agreed that would also be his choice, "but I have to offer you all the choices". Since I've worn Varifocals for 30 years, I still happily wear Varifocal specs. My view is the old KISS -- keep it simple.

Can I see better? -- yes, but it has not been the "miracle" some report. I do appreciate the vibrant colors now, though, and my vision is now corrected to 20/15 in both eyes. In addition, my eye pressure dropped, and I've been able to stop medication for that. All good.
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Old 17th May 2018, 08:44
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I was talking with a friend today who's wife has had a lens replacement due cataracts on the NHS. They were advised that going for private treatment won't break the bank and you get a better quality lens. I had both my lens's replaced just over two years ago privately. This was very small price to pay for near perfect vision and reduced strength reading glasses.

ypilot:-I had Alcon AcrySof Iq IOL lens. Model number SN60WF UV with blue light filter.

There's a good website for the manufacturer.

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Old 17th May 2018, 10:31
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Originally Posted by MaximumPete View Post
I had Alcon AcrySof Iq IOL lens. Model number SN60WF UV with blue light filter.
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Are you a commercial pilot? I mean I was adviced by AME that blue-blockers (blue light filters) are prohibited, or at least not recommended, in Aviation.

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