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Mon, Nov 4 8:37am · Intraocular lenses (IOLs) implants in Eye Conditions

Mary
Thanks for reply. I'm familiar with St. Luke's and may go see what they say about implants.
My case is a little different from yours and my natural lenses were removed in 1983 and no implants. I did wear contacts for a few years but they tended to irritate my eyes, so ever since I've been wearning thick glasses. Then in 1988 and 1989 I had detachments and ended up with buckles in both eyes. Then in early 1990's glaucoma set in and I'm now on max drops for glaucoma – Dorzolimide, Combigan, Lumigan, and Rhopressa. When these quit working to keep pressure under 15, then it will be time for more surgery such as GATT to relieve the pressure surgically. Over the last 25 years, I've gradually lost vision due to glaucoma and now have no central vision in left eye and have about half the field in right eye and can see 20-40 with corrective glasses.

But I'm still interested in getting implants to improve vision and reduce glare now if St. Lukes or someone else is willing.

Thu, Oct 31 5:30am · Intraocular lenses (IOLs) implants in Eye Conditions

I had cataract surgery at age 37 in 1983. At that time they did not implant artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs). The reason given was uncertainty about how they would hold up over my estimated life expectancy at that time. I’m 74 now and have been wearing thick glasses all this time which are heaver and cause more glare due to strong magnification (9x+). If my life expectancy is at least 10 more years, I would like to know if there is now a chance that I could get IOL implants to significantly improve my vision and reduce glare? It would be my choice at my own risk, but I would like to do it.

Tue, Oct 29 6:38am · Hearing partially losing problem in Hearing Loss

Don't call her, text her.

Sat, Sep 21 9:18pm · Real Ear test in Hearing Loss

My audiologist does do hearing tests with aids in, but it does not seem as extensive as the ENT hearing test in a sound proof booth.
But the report showed the same dropoff in hearing as I had several years ago. I have heard that Phonak may have current lead in ha's so will look at those as well as Oticon when its time to replace current aids.

Sat, Sep 21 5:35am · Real Ear test in Hearing Loss

I have had Oticon hearing aids for almost 2 years now and love them as they give me much greater clarity. I also have TV Adaptor that allows Oticon aids to connect to digital out TV signal with surround sound high quality independent of TV speakers that my wife still uses. I also use bluetooth to listen to audio books at the YMCA gym connected to my aids. Recently I did have problem with right ear and decided to have ENT do hearing test. It came out the same as it did before I got the aids so I went back to audiologist and they found problem with aid and repaired it for free as aids are still under warranty.

Wed, Sep 18 6:27am · When it is time for hearing aides? in Hearing Loss

When I have my hearing aides out, I can’t hear my wife if she is more than about 10 feet away and not facing me. With my hearing aides I can hear her even when she is in the next room. And the best part is that I’m not always saying “What?”.

Tue, Aug 27 10:25am · When to replace hearing aids in Hearing Loss

Possible reasons to buy new hearing aides:
1. Lost or broken
2. Out of warranty
3. Improved performance and features of new hearing aids
a. Now can connect to any cell phone or bluetooth device with both ears.
b. Rechargeable batteries that last 6 years (recharge daily)
c. Improvement of noise reduction in group settings

Tue, Aug 27 10:10am · Hearing loss due to wax in ears in Hearing Loss

My right Oticon hearing aid OPN1 had moisture in the tube connector. My audiologist showed me the difference in color of the two tubes and the right one was noticeable yellower. She replaced the tub and it is working properly again. There was no charge and I'm still under warranty until June 2020.