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Old 11-07-18, 02:09 PM
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Cataract Surgery

líve been putting cataract surgery off for about 3 years because I donít want to make my Dry Eye problem even worse, but the cataracts are really getting noticeable and the dim vision is bugging me. So, first eye scheduled for 12/6 and the second for 12/20, two weeks later. Doctor says no bike riding for 2 weeks after surgery so all told Iíll be off my bike for a month. Gonna have to start over. ☹️
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Old 11-07-18, 02:20 PM
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Good luck with your surgeries! I got my cataracts taken care of in 2016. What a game changer!

As for activity, are you allowed to use a stationary bike during your recovery time? I had no activity restrictions except for swimming.
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I hope your not using dr Doe at Berkeley.
I didn’t have any restrictions.
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Old 11-07-18, 02:55 PM
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No restrictions, huh? My eye doctor is at Mann Eye Clinic in Humble, TX....maybe she’s just guessing about no riding for 2 weeks. I’ll get another opinion before surgery. Thanks for your comments!
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I've had both done, several years apart. Immediately following, no heavy lifting or bending below the waist for a couple of days. There was a two week limitation on "strenuous" exercise. I would suggest a conversation with the surgeon to define strenuous in your case.
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Old 11-07-18, 03:56 PM
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I take that back, it was for a few days. Sorry about that.
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Old 11-09-18, 10:06 AM
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I had caterac surgery and multi focal lens implants Oct 11th and 25th Got two different directives from the Doctor and the surgery center. They both said no lifting over 25 lbs, no dusty environment and nothing strenuous. The difference was Doc said for three days the surgery center said seven days. I was feeling great on the third day after my surgery and got busy and totally forgot about the weight restriction and changed out the batteries in my pickup at around 50 lbs each. Not only did I take them out I loaded them up took em to town and traded them off for two new ones loaded the new ones when it dawned on me a bout the restrictions. I was riding four days later nothing strenuous maybe three miles with safety glasses of coarse. Hey the Doctor said three days and I went with it. Haven't looked back. One week after the second replacement I was 20/20 in the first eye and 20/25 in the second. They say they'll both improve over the next couple months . And don't need reading glasses either. Take a few days off then enjoy life like always, just do it with safety glasses.....
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Old 11-09-18, 01:04 PM
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Thanks 308jerry!
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