Discussion:
ot: Laser eye treatment
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Jenny M Benson
2018-09-09 10:04:31 UTC
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If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
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Vicky Ayech
2018-09-09 10:44:02 UTC
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On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 11:04:31 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson
If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
I have none but will need it at some date. I believe they are
recomending it later than a couple of years ago to save money as I was
told I could have it then if I wanted but was safe to drive so didn't
have it and now am told I don't need it yet. I have talked to various
friends who had it or whose partners did. Can I ask why you want to
talk off-line about it? I would like to hear any information as am
still not keen on having it.
Kate B
2018-09-09 11:19:04 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 11:04:31 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson
If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
I have none but will need it at some date. I believe they are
recomending it later than a couple of years ago to save money as I was
told I could have it then if I wanted but was safe to drive so didn't
have it and now am told I don't need it yet. I have talked to various
friends who had it or whose partners did. Can I ask why you want to
talk off-line about it? I would like to hear any information as am
still not keen on having it.
I'd be rather interested too. Are you thinking of corneal laser
treatment or lens replacement?
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Kate B
London
Vicky Ayech
2018-09-09 12:35:13 UTC
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Post by Kate B
Post by Vicky Ayech
On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 11:04:31 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson
If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
I have none but will need it at some date. I believe they are
recomending it later than a couple of years ago to save money as I was
told I could have it then if I wanted but was safe to drive so didn't
have it and now am told I don't need it yet. I have talked to various
friends who had it or whose partners did. Can I ask why you want to
talk off-line about it? I would like to hear any information as am
still not keen on having it.
I'd be rather interested too. Are you thinking of corneal laser
treatment or lens replacement?
The details of those seem upsetting to me and I just hope my eyes can
outlast me.
Jenny M Benson
2018-09-09 14:53:58 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 11:04:31 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson
If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
I have none but will need it at some date. I believe they are
recomending it later than a couple of years ago to save money as I was
told I could have it then if I wanted but was safe to drive so didn't
have it and now am told I don't need it yet. I have talked to various
friends who had it or whose partners did. Can I ask why you want to
talk off-line about it? I would like to hear any information as am
still not keen on having it.
I just assumed mostrats wouldn't want too much off-topic clutter, but
I'm quite comfortable discussing it here. I was just wondering what
people's experience - if any - was and what to expect.

I think I have probably been rather lucky with a sort of queue jump. My
daughter, whose type 2 diabetes was worse than mine was told after
retinopathy screening that she had some changes due to the diabetes and
would need to be seen more frequently in future than the usual
12-monthly. At my last screening, a few weeks ago, I was told for the
first time that there were some changes but "nothing needs doing yet and
we'll see you again in a year."

Meanwhile, my optician had told me about 2 years ago that I was starting
with cataracts but they weren't bad enough to need anything doing yet.
12 months on they referred me to an eye specialist and I had my first
appointment a couple of weeks ago. He said that he would operate on the
cataracts, but would like to do laser treatment for the diabetic changes
first and I've been given an appointment for that clinic next month.
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Jenny M Benson
http://jennygenes.blogspot.co.uk/
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-09 15:30:46 UTC
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In message <***@mid.individual.net>, Jenny M Benson
<***@hotmail.co.uk> writes:
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Post by Jenny M Benson
I just assumed mostrats wouldn't want too much off-topic clutter, but
I'm quite comfortable discussing it here. I was just wondering what
people's experience - if any - was and what to expect.
[]
Didn't Jill or Peggy have it - or was that "just" cataracts?
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half the lies they tell about me aren't true. - Yogi Berra
Vicky Ayech
2018-09-09 16:43:28 UTC
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On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 15:53:58 +0100, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson
I think I have probably been rather lucky with a sort of queue jump. My
daughter, whose type 2 diabetes was worse than mine was told after
retinopathy screening that she had some changes due to the diabetes and
would need to be seen more frequently in future than the usual
12-monthly. At my last screening, a few weeks ago, I was told for the
first time that there were some changes but "nothing needs doing yet and
we'll see you again in a year."
Meanwhile, my optician had told me about 2 years ago that I was starting
with cataracts but they weren't bad enough to need anything doing yet.
12 months on they referred me to an eye specialist and I had my first
appointment a couple of weeks ago. He said that he would operate on the
cataracts, but would like to do laser treatment for the diabetic changes
first and I've been given an appointment for that clinic next month.
I was sent to a specialist a couple of years ago and put on 6 monthly
checks and then at the next one told I need not have them and put back
to 12 monthly ones. Seemed to depend who I saw! I have cateracts too
and they are growing. Not the other changes though. I wonder if
sometimes the basic tests the optician does throw false results and
then the specialist finds nothing.
Chris J Dixon
2018-09-10 08:00:16 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
I was sent to a specialist a couple of years ago and put on 6 monthly
checks and then at the next one told I need not have them and put back
to 12 monthly ones. Seemed to depend who I saw! I have cateracts too
and they are growing. Not the other changes though. I wonder if
sometimes the basic tests the optician does throw false results and
then the specialist finds nothing.
Some years ago my optician told me he had detected the first
signs of cataracts and put me on annual checks. A few years later
they said it was OK to go back to the usual 2 years.

I guess it is pretty much like any judgment-based diagnosis.

Which single hair dropping out means you can be classified as
balding or even bald?

Chris
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Penny
2018-09-10 08:11:06 UTC
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On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:00:16 +0100, Chris J Dixon <***@cdixon.me.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Vicky Ayech
I was sent to a specialist a couple of years ago and put on 6 monthly
checks and then at the next one told I need not have them and put back
to 12 monthly ones. Seemed to depend who I saw! I have cateracts too
and they are growing. Not the other changes though. I wonder if
sometimes the basic tests the optician does throw false results and
then the specialist finds nothing.
Some years ago my optician told me he had detected the first
signs of cataracts and put me on annual checks. A few years later
they said it was OK to go back to the usual 2 years.
I guess it is pretty much like any judgment-based diagnosis.
Which single hair dropping out means you can be classified as
balding or even bald?
I was surprised to be called in for an eye test this year as I knew I'd had
one in 2017. I assumed it was a mistake but they kept sending nagging
emails so I did eventually make an appointment.

The optician I saw (different from last time) took a while checking my
records because she couldn't understand it either. She then told me the
previous chap had noticed a cataract starting in my left eye. As that eye
also tested as 'better' vision-wise than it had been he put me on annual
checks. He had never mentioned cataracts to me. She did the usual test then
put me back on biannual checks.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Sally Thompson
2018-09-09 14:44:39 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
If anyrat has experience of laser eye treatment and would be willing to
contact me off-line I'd be grateful.
I have. I will.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
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