A bit of useful information. Maybe.

Started by: jathbee (10872)

I recently had surgery to remove a cataract.
Drops have to be inserted for three weeks after., four times a day the first two weeks and twice the third.
As I live alone it was difficult, for me at least, to administer the drops.
So as many of us are prone to do I sought the help of Google.
I found a very useful device. A small plastic affair, probably cost nothing to produce, I would imagine, but invaluable to me. It was called EziDrop.
At the cost of £5.99, including postage and arrived the day after from Amazon.
I thought this may help for others who find themselves in a similar predicament.

Started: 8th May 2021 at 11:08
Last edited by jathbee: 8th May 2021 at 11:20:42

Posted by: momac (11613) 

Jathbee,I'm sure it will help many people that live on their own..and I hope everything will go well for you.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 11:43

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

A little bit of information for you, which I hope you will find useful:
- Make sure that you apply the drops carefully and regularly. Also make sure that you keep your eye as clean as you possibly can and try to avoid everything that could irritate your eye. Additionally, if you have any issues with your eye, refer quickly to your GP or the hospital.
These days, the surgical removal of a cataract is not a complicated operation and it is normally successful. But, care must be taken in the weeks following the operation.
Please do not take any chances as your eyes are very delicate and many times, damage is irreversible.
My best wishes on full recovery.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 11:44

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you ianp.
I am being very careful. I have a list of do's and don'ts and they will be followed to the letter. One of things that will not be relevant to most men but NO MAKE up for three weeks
And worse still NO GARDENING.
But I'll survive

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 12:03

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you momac. I'm sure things will be fine. A lot of very fine doctors and surgeons around today. Thankfully for us.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 12:05

Posted by: Billinge Biker (714)

Jathbee I wish you a speedy recovery... My mother-in-law had similar operation a couple of years ago but contracted an infection despite rigorous care... She ended up with additional drops for six months before it cleared up.!!!!

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 12:09

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

Gardening is completely out as small particles can get into the eye and cause irritation. Also, things can enter the eye area other than directly from the air etc.
By the way, men's make-up products are now available in many cosmetic shops and online shops.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 12:11
Last edited by ianp.: 8th May 2021 at 12:11:55

Posted by: nanajacqui (3691) 

Gets good reviews on Amazon jathbee that's what I rely on when choosing.Hoping you'll soon be seeing much clearer,I've had one removed years ago but didn't need the gadget,take care x

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 12:20

Posted by: peebee (560) 

Jathbee, you will be amazed with your eyesight when it is settled , I know I was .

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 15:41

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and comments.
ianp. I will keep that in mind the next time I see any male members of my family. Always good to collect new information for future use. One never knows when one may need such advice

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 16:31

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

Possibly useful information for the men in your life and future Christmas presents.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 16:51

Posted by: broady (16898) 

i had both eyes done within a couple of months of each other almost two years ago. The difference in my long vision is remarkable. I do have to wear glasses for reading but a small price to pay. When I went for a check up at the end of last year they told me they would now perform a YAG Capsulotomy on both eyes. This is a laser procedure that takes about twenty seconds. I had both eyes done separated by a month but to be honest I didn't notice any difference after the procedure. Hope your recovery goes well.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 17:17

Posted by: certacito (190)

Both myself and my wife have had cataracts treated. No problems so far, good luck Jathbee !

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 18:40

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you. Looking forward to having the other one done. All positives.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 18:50

Posted by: bentlegs (4625)

It just shows how surgery has improved My Mother had both eyes done about 35 years ago & had to spend two weeks in Ruford Hospital,

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 19:03

Posted by: retep1949 (679)

Had both eyes done in 2019 at SpaMedica in Bolton.Both operations were painless but the aftercare was useless and was on different eye drops for over nine months.Eyes still not right.Take care Kathleen.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 19:08

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Sorry to hear that retep49
I had it done by Spa Medica. As have a few friends of mine and without problems.

Replied: 8th May 2021 at 19:13

Posted by: anniedingle (54)

Take care

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 15:25

Posted by: ena malcup (106)

How does one cope if the place where you live is a very dusty environment?

Optician says that I do not need mine done yet, but will at some future date.

Wondering, do I need to think of booking for a few weeks convalescence into somewhere more protected from dust.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 15:51

Posted by: peebee (560) 

Outer space would be the perfect place.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 19:10

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

I think the dust free means in a very dusty environment, not home dusty.
They give you a booklet of what to avoid and the rest is common sense.
My way are improving by the day and I can't believe the difference it makes.
Go for it when the time is right for you to ,ena malcup. You won't regret it.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 20:43

Posted by: broady (16898) 

I don’t remember any restrictions. I had a chart to show me which drops to use on what day and it all went great. As you say the difference is unbelievable. Certainly far better than my distance glasses were.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 20:48

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

jathbee and ena malcup,
I do hope that you thought that I was being serious and not just messing you around.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 20:48

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Of course I thought you were serious ianp.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 21:58

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

It's difficult to sometimes judge a poster's words and the poster.
My partner is in the medical profession and not only well qualified, but also has the experience and dedication.
Furthermore, my grandma had the operation on both eyes. The first operation (the surgical removal of the cataract) was successful, but she lost the sight of that one eye due to medical negligence. An infection occurred which was not detected and treated quickly enough. The medical staff tried their best to save her sight and managed to save the eye which hadn't been operated on, but failed to save the other eye.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 22:32
Last edited by ianp.: 11th May 2021 at 09:41:10

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

You are right about it being difficult to judge a posters mood or intentions.
I don't take offence easily and can find humour in most things, including poking fun at myself. So no need to feel you have in some way upset or offended me. I am not ultra sensitive.
If that ever occurs, I will make sure that you are the first to know

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 07:45

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

Keep care of yourself and those eyes of yours.

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 09:43

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you Ianp. I will indeed look after my eyes. I need to keep an eye on things here.

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 10:34

Posted by: nanajacqui (3691) 

Jathbee did your maiden name start with M ?

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 13:01

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

No Nanajacqui. With an F.
Did you think you may know me.

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 18:24

Posted by: nanajacqui (3691) 

I thought if it was Mcgrail I could picture you

Replied: 11th May 2021 at 18:56

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

The name rings a bell with me but can't just bring her to mind. If I'm not mistaken I think she maybe a year or so older than me. I'm 72.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 07:24

Posted by: kathpressey (5291) 

my son had eye surgery some years ago and needed eye drops. he was told the easiest way is to lie on your back and rest the dropper on the gridge of your nose so the drops fall into the eye

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 08:49

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Thank you Kathpressey.
It sounds like a good idea. I am used to the little gadget now but l will remember the trick for the next time

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 10:56

Posted by: momac (11613) 

When I was in nursing the best way to put drops in was to just pull the lower eyelid down and put the drops problem,but of course whatever suits you best.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 12:10


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