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Offline Des

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The eyes have it - again
« on: October 16, 2013, 02:35:15 PM »
Just arrived home from hospital after undergoing eye surgery to rectify a cataract in my right eye. The surgery went well, took about 20 minutes, but I will not know the results until tomorrow, my eye is heavily patched and I will be seeing the doctor at 7.45 tomorrow morning when he will remove the patch and add some eye drops. When he saw me after the operation he assured me that all went very well.

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 05:12:52 PM »
Normally such an operation is without complications. Couldnīt you take a peek at one of the corners? Usually you will then discover improved brightness, better color (less yellow) and sharp sight. Shortly after surgery it is at its best.

I hope you won't suffer from one of the nice side effects that rarely occur ;)

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 05:22:22 PM »
My wife had cataract surgery in both eyes recently, and she described it later as getting a new
set of eyes.  Her only problem is with close work, reading, computer, etc.  Apparently that
was the trade-off, considering her eyes were in terrible shape. So she has glasses for that. Distance
is no problem...she can spot flies at 300 yards. ;D
All in all, she says she would recommend the surgery to anyone with cataracts.
  Des I hope all goes well for you, which I'm sure it will.

Cheers,
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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 05:51:40 PM »
Good luck Des.

Like Ernie I had a relation who had cataracts in both eyes done and, making a speedy recovery, she too joked getting a new pair of eyes.

Best wishes
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 05:56:03 PM »
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...she can spot flies at 300 yards. ;D


...and a Wingnut Wings Box from a 1000 yards with one eye closed  ;D


Good luck, Des!

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 09:43:22 PM »
  Des,
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery my old friend.
Highest Regards,
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 10:38:21 PM »
Hoping to hear that all went well Des.

Cheers,

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 11:25:27 PM »
Get well soon - you have to proceed with your Fokker Spinne!
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 12:50:42 AM »
I wish you a speedy recovery !
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 02:09:31 AM »
Here's to a full and speedy recovery, mate.  It's a selfish request, since I really want to see that Spinne completed.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 05:21:21 AM »
I hope that everything goes well. I had a relative that made that same surgery and he keeps saying that he has a new eye.

Hoping for the good news too.

Cheers

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 07:09:27 AM »
Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. Just try not to strain them on TOO much detail work!
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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 12:23:19 PM »
JFC. You've been doing all that detail work with a G.D. bad eye!?

A sincere wish for a speedy recovery,Des, but honestly... ;D

Lindsay

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 03:39:58 PM »
Thanks very much for the kind wishes.  I went to the specialist today and he removed the patch and applied some drops to my eye, the vision is excellent, crystal clear. He said it will take a few days to settle down but for now it is really good. He also said that my left eye will need doing as well, probably in a few months, so for now I can get back to serious modeling.

Lindsay, it has been a bit difficult building the Fokker Spinne with only one good eye, I had some very frustrating days trying to focus on the smaller detail items, but some how I managed to get through it, now that I can see properly I will find all the mistakes I have made  :)

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Re: The eyes have it - again
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 04:39:54 PM »
Glad it's worked Des!

Hope you're not in too much discomfort..

If the Spinne is that good with one dodgy eye - your next build wil be something to behold!  :o

Get well soon..

Guy