Cataract Surgery

Hillbilly

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I will most probably do mine at the place on Estrella Sadhalá here in Santiago. I have onlyheard good things about them. A former student and now a friend had
his done there and was amazed at the results.
Have to admit I am scared of snything in my eyes....

Cordially,

HB
 
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Ken

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My wife and I had both eyes done by Dr Carlino M Gonzalez Gil in Santo Domingo. Highly recommene
 

william webster

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Another place in SD, very hi-tech, state-of-the-art, etc. is the Instituto Espaillat Cabral on Ave. Independencia a couple of blocks before Máximo Gómez. When my husband has his cataract done it will be either there or at Dr. Herbert Stern's.


I have started investigating this topic

Espaillat Cabral is $2500/eye.....
 
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Anybody had any experience in Rep Dom with this ?

There must be someone in Sto Dom or STI that does the procedure
Anybody had any experience in Rep Dom with this ?

There must be someone in Sto Dom or STI that does the procedure
No WW. No one has ever talked about cataracts or any eye problem at all. You must be the first. Congrats.
This has been covered several times with even WW making recommendations, that he ???. Several GOOD Doctors and clinics recommended with actual experience reports including other eye/seeing problems that had good results.
 

william webster

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No WW. No one has ever talked about cataracts or any eye problem at all. You must be the first. Congrats.
This has been covered several times with even WW making recommendations, that he ???. Several GOOD Doctors and clinics recommended with actual experience reports including other eye/seeing problems that had good results.

I like to check again - 7 yrs later... just in case somebody graduated fro Eye School


Mar 14, 2013




A Japanese guy goes to an eye doctor for an exam.
When the doctor is finished he tells the Japanese guy, "You have a Cataract".
The Japanese guy says, "No, I drive a "Ringcon"!
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william webster

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OK... I am in the middle of it at Clinica Oftalmologica - over 25yrs in business

One eye done Yesterday.... follow-up today

Quite painless and quite short.... seeing better already
Can read without Glasses and distance is really good.
Doctor saiys I may need no glasses after this

I had LASIK 30yrs ago or .... that complicates thing s a little

All in all - good

Thank you all for the help
 

bob saunders

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OK... I am in the middle of it at Clinica Oftalmologica - over 25yrs in business

One eye done Yesterday.... follow-up today

Quite painless and quite short.... seeing better already
Can read without Glasses and distance is really good.
Doctor saiys I may need no glasses after this

I had LASIK 30yrs ago or .... that complicates thing s a little

All in all - good

Thank you all for the help
what's your cost WW?
 

JD Jones

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I did Lasik back in the 80's too. Went from coke bottle glasses to 20/20 and just wearing reading glasses. Cost was $750.

The doc gave me a pill and told me not to take it until I was lying in bed. I was sitting on the edge of the bed when I took it
and didn't wake up until late afternoon the next day.

I'd love to know what that pill was today.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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I did Lasik back in the 80's too. Went from coke bottle glasses to 20/20 and just wearing reading glasses. Cost was $750.

The doc gave me a pill and told me not to take it until I was lying in bed. I was sitting on the edge of the bed when I took it
and didn't wake up until late afternoon the next day.

I'd love to know what that pill was today.
Any long term side effects? (From the procedure)
 

chico bill

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I paid $1,200 per eye in the US in 2009 at Pacific Eye Institute.
My vision is clear, until I drink.....
 

JD Jones

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Any long term side effects? (From the procedure)
Hard to tell. I have some problems with dryness occasionally, but I honestly don't know if that's from age or the surgery.
I can tell you that lasik affects your eyes adjusting to light. I can usually see crystal clear outside in the sunlight, but putting on sunglasses will slightly degrade the clarity. Also walking into buildings.
Both situations are barely noticeable.
 
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