cycling after cataract op advice

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cycling after cataract op advice

Postby wearwell » 13 Jan 2021, 6:25pm

cycling after cataract op:
10 days in. Right eye. A miracle! Eyesight better than ever was in the last 50 years.
Specs: kept bifocal lens for the untouched eye and removed lens for the right eye which now has very good long distance vision unaided. So no probs with eyesight and they have settled in nicely.
But the advice about exercise is ambiguous.
Eye feels OK, I feels OK, can I go for a pedal? Getting slightly desperate!

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby Jdsk » 13 Jan 2021, 7:07pm

Sounds good.

I'd ask the ophthalmologist who took it out...

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby richardfm » 13 Jan 2021, 7:13pm

Ask a healthcare professional, not a bunch of random strangers.

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby prestavalve » 13 Jan 2021, 7:38pm

richardfm wrote:Ask a healthcare professional, not a bunch of random strangers.


You don't need to be an eye doctor to know that the OP should ride to Barnard Castle.

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby Jdsk » 13 Jan 2021, 7:45pm

prestavalve wrote:
richardfm wrote:Ask a healthcare professional, not a bunch of random strangers.

You don't need to be an eye doctor to know that the OP should ride to Barnard Castle.

Very good. : - )

Via Catterick? (Debatably... )

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby wearwell » 13 Jan 2021, 8:45pm

Barnard Castle too far, I might try Ashbourne.
Yes of course I will ask the doc but I was wondering what advice others might have received as it is common amongst the over 70s and there's a few on here I expect.

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby 531colin » 14 Jan 2021, 11:28am

You might want to use safety specs. to keep the wind and debris out of your eye, at least to start with. Screwfix and tool shops sell safety specs. to fit over prescription glasses.
I had to do this when I went from glasses to contact lenses, but after a while my eyes got used to it all, and now I don't bother. Its great not to have the faff of glasses, mine were always dirty, or wet, or steamed up. Still need readers in the cafe though.

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby simonineaston » 14 Jan 2021, 11:39am

cycling after cataract op: 10 days in. Right eye. A miracle! Eyesight better than ever was in the last 50 years.
That's so cool! Whoo-Hoo! Look after it! :wink:
byyeee,
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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby Audax67 » 14 Jan 2021, 1:33pm

wearwell wrote:cycling after cataract op:
10 days in. Right eye. A miracle! Eyesight better than ever was in the last 50 years.
Specs: kept bifocal lens for the untouched eye and removed lens for the right eye which now has very good long distance vision unaided. So no probs with eyesight and they have settled in nicely.
But the advice about exercise is ambiguous.
Eye feels OK, I feels OK, can I go for a pedal? Getting slightly desperate!


When my right eye was done I was back on the road in two weeks. First ride was 60k in 12°C. If it's colder than that I'd wait a bit longer.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby 531colin » 14 Jan 2021, 1:50pm

simonineaston wrote:
cycling after cataract op: 10 days in. Right eye. A miracle! Eyesight better than ever was in the last 50 years.
That's so cool! Whoo-Hoo! Look after it! :wink:

I'm almost looking forward to having mine done. A cycling pal is now glasses-free after a lifetime of being shackled to bloody glasses.
They fit a lens that you can actually see out of....whats remarkable to me is that the lens is inserted using something no bigger than a regular needle.
They are quite small! https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fbrbu6-RVk8/maxresdefault.jpg

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Re: cycling after cataract op advice

Postby wearwell » 15 Jan 2021, 1:54pm

531colin wrote:...
I'm almost looking forward to having mine done. A cycling pal is now glasses-free after a lifetime of being shackled to bloody glasses.......
Very quick -local anaesthetic - completely painless but a bit strange with bright lights a bit psychedelic.
I was amazed at the instant improvement (following day) I had expected longer recovery needed.
Can now manage without glasses except for reading so have kept a varifocal in my specs for the old eye and lens out for the new one, pending new prescription.