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Thursday, December 8, 2011


Cataracts are something that old people get as they age. Normally starting at around sixty-years-old. Right?


I'm almost thirty-five and I have a cataract.

What are cataracts? Well, Mayo Clinic as...

"A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car — especially at night — or see the expression on a friend's face.

Most cataracts develop slowly and don't disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.

At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure."

Eventually, I will have to get the cataract removed and have an "implant" lens placed in.

These are actually quite common for those of us that have required a Corneal Transplant. NOT EVERYONE who has a Keratoplasty procedure will develop a cloudy lens.

But after having a nasty skin infection go ocular, eating away the cornea, having punctured a hole through the cornea that was left and then having the grafting, it's really and honestly no surprise that I have gotten a cataract developing.

What the real surprise happened to be was, is that it took AT LEAST a month for mine to even develop and show within my eye. The doctors had said that "normally", they would show up within not even a week after the surgery to replace the cornea was performed.

Again, EVERYONE is different. No one can say (expert-wise) for certain, if you will develop a cataract, when it will start to, or how fast it will grow and worsen, speeding up the time for removal.

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