Eye surgery......today

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It may be only 50/50 on the surgery, but it is 100% on the people pulling for you!
 

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Stan, I also work as a homeopath and, in my experience, homeopathy has a lot to offer in your position that could increase the odds of an operation beyond 50/50. I would contact an experienced classical homeopath in your area and see what he recommends in terms of pre- and post-operational treatment that helps improve the chances of success.

This link http://www.homeopathy-cures.com/search.html gets you to a geographical search page. Look at the bottom of the page, where you can input your state. Those entries that are all in bold type are the ones the author (Steve Waldstein, I can vouch for him personally) knows himself. The other entries have been pointed out to him by people he knows, so they are once removed.

Best wishes, -- Chris.
 

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Hi Stan !

but have total faith in my doctors God given talents he will use on me
DON´T EVER DO THAT ! No god gives no doctor no talent ! All doctors are humans with limited capacities. 50% of medical science is warming up old ideas, reestablishing old methods in new terms or simply good marketing to improve profit.

No medical specialist can KNOW EVERYTHING in his field, he/she is influenced by the opinion of his University Institute/Department Chief, by medical "fashion-streams" that rise and forego and by simple human brain limitation and by more or less aware experience.

There are doctors that only reproduce other´s knowledge, these others mostly only "believe in" instead of "Knowing", ´cause their head is occupied with other non-medical stuff (e.g. how to conceil a girl-friend to his wife or how shares develop in Wall Street) and there are doctors that constantly evaluate what they do but also with limitations.

How should a simple doc in his office know if a scientific study published in a top-journal wasn´t paid by the company manufacturing the equipment for a certain treatment-method ? How should he know that a study wasn´t simply faked because the Super-Prof believes in his theories, wants a better professorship at a better University and thus forces his study results by statistics to match his belief and the belief in him by his brainless doc-followers. Too many people (=docs) do only believe instead of know and critical interrogation.

Ask 5 docs and You´ll get 5 different answers (or maybe even 10). And ALL answers will be convincing. Don´t trust too much and choose carefully. The less invasive the procedural proposals You get the less the risk of more complications, immediately or in years. Follow Chris` advice and try non-invasive methods before if Your blur does not increase fast and sight gets worse day by day. Try it, and if it doesn´t get worse go on tryin´. If then slowly it gets better keep on tryin´.

What has to be treated now in Your eye is the long term complication of a surgical method that was tested too short before available to the public and it´s really big biz: for both the docs and manufs of the lasers.

Don´t You get suspicious that Your problem started 6,5 years after and no doc experienced this complication before at that time ? What does this tell You ?

The cornea is a non-growing and slow-recovering organ, slower than joints-cartilage and nerves. Repetitive basal cell layer decreases enourmously with age. It´s a layer of transparent cells without any nurturing vessels. Nurturing effects from the outside by oxygene from the air and tear-liquid, from the inside by the "chamber-water" only by slow diffusion. The energetic and nurturing state of the eye is very delicate and comparable to a constant 1000m-run.

It is delicate, it is what with You SEE with. You suffer from a complication. Did Your specialist-doc (You believe in and trust) tell You BEFORE surgery 6,5 years ago that this might happen ?

Who am I to tell You all this ? Well, I´m one of these specialists with a University career, General Hospital career, my own clinic and service to three hospitals in my specialty. I have two patented treatment methods and my research-work extends to development of surgery-methods to HARM patients less and less by my surgical doing and/or avoid surgery totally. I love to cut, drill and chisel, sculpture bone but why should my patients suffer from what I love ? Since my specialty is very rarely VITAL (compared to heart-surgery) most people can live very well w/o my interventions, sometimes would have lived even better taking that once in a while complications happen (like Yours).

When instructing my patients BEFORE surgery I tell them the entire truth and explain the worst case scenario. I loose patients by this procedure and they are lost also to other docs and non-VITAL "fashion-medicine" ´cause popular journals, commercials, "opinion-leaders" and med-companies promise different neglecting that medicine can only help the body to cure himself (if cure is necessary) and never can trick out nature or be better than nature !

With this procedure I sleep much better and I can look into the mirror everyday without beeing ashamed.

In this sense, Dear Stan, please do not believe in neboulous "god given talents" but be very critical with the docs that brought You in the situation You are in now. If there would be a god and if he would have given the docs talents he and them would have foreseen Your complications and wouldn´t have brought You in Your current situation. Eye surgery is only VITAL if You start to get blind, and only THEN there is no way out, it is not vital if sight errors could be corrected with glasses.

I wish You all the best and a serious doc that doesn´t just play around with Your eye.

Angelo
 

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Wait a second..... you could do nothing and still see fine with glasses? Or have a doctor go into your eye with sharp tools and scrape away some gunk that is in the way so you don't need glasses? Take the glasses man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Angelo: I respect your post and appreciate your efforts in educating myself...ok? However, I just didnt go into lasik surjery blindly,...no pun:wacko:

I researched several doctors...and talked to many people that had the procedure done. I have several friends that had it done...one was my banker. He couldnt believe how much better he could see.

I went to the most prominent doctor in downstate Illinois and we had several consultations. I didnt just get off a banana boat Angelo....I was asking lots of questions. He went over possible complications, and cell growth was one...button holing of the flap when it is cut is another. He was very cautious and was giving me my free will as best a chance to make the correct choice for me.

Let me back up a little and tell you about my handicap of 20/400 vision with lots of astigmatism....4.5 if I remember correctly,before having my lasik procedure. I wore glasses and could NOT tell if something is straight unless I was looking down it directly.

What turned me to consider having lasik was one day I was up on a balcony with about a 12 foot handrail just sitting on two newel posts. I had a guy downstairs comment that the rail had a slight crown to it even though it was spanning 12 feet. I knew it had a rise only because I had sighted right down it. Anyway this guy left and I went down the stairs and stood where his vantage point was and looked at my handrail myself. By tilting my head slightly up or down...I could make the handrail appear to either have a sag..or a crown in it. My bottle thick glasses were distorting my vision, I just then realized I was handicapped and in my profession, I needed to be able to have vision that didnt change with the tilt of my head.

Contac lenses do not have this distortion problem but I had worn them for years, and the dust and slightly dry eyes made them not an option.

I went with the lasik procedure and just the next day I could see like I never had...and 5 days my vision came in perfect. I actually was 20/15. I have been extremely pleased with my decision to have had this done...and this cell growth is just a bump in the road. My specialist has done hundreds of these cell removals, and thats why I went to them.

If I had to do it all over again....I would have repeated my choice for Lasik, the advantages have far outweighed my complication I am having now. Choices in life have to be weighed, risk versus benefit. I was given the risk side very clearly, and I knew I wanted to see without distortion..and my distorted vision was 100% guraranteed if I did nothing. I went with my gut feeling and do not regret it at all.

I do believe in the God given talents of my doctor...and say if I didnt believe in God...I would still believe in my doctors accumulative knowledge and skill gain from the millions of years of evolution that has been passed on by chance.

I am having this procedure to clear these cells out...and I will get my 20/20 back in that right eye. :first:

Stan
 
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Well, then Stan, this is now a totally different story. Knowing Your case now precisely You had no choice and You were instructed properly. Didn´t know that ..............

So I wish You ALL the best and 100% success :wave:, please tell us how things were going

Angelo
 

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Good luck Stan we are all hoping it will go well. Know how you feel having had two cataract operations. One is very aware just how much we stand to lose.

Angelo you gave good advice there and can indeed look in the mirror without any bad conscience at all. A very comfortable thing I am sure.
 

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Angelo: Thanks....


My story hasnt changed a bit...I just filled in more detail...:yo:


I am "looking" forward to getting my distorted vision in my right eye back.

Stan
 
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