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Not exactly what you asked for, but as an aside, today on MSnews, was an article that says

cataract surgery is no longer needed as researchers have come up with a chemical wash which

dissolves the cataract.  Before having any surgery if there is a possibility of washing the problem 

away that is what I would do.   Either way, good luck with your treatment!

 

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1 hour ago, Presnock said:

Not exactly what you asked for, but as an aside, today on MSnews, was an article that says

cataract surgery is no longer needed as researchers have come up with a chemical wash which

dissolves the cataract.  Before having any surgery if there is a possibility of washing the problem 

away that is what I would do.   Either way, good luck with your treatment!

 

Thanks for that. I've just investigated the eyewash system and it says it's in its experimental stages.

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5 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

Thanks for that. I've just investigated the eyewash system and it says it's in its experimental stages.

Eye surgeons must be freaking out! 

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8 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Eye surgeons must be freaking out! 

Maybe they think it's a load of eyewash.

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20 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

Maybe they think it's a load of eyewash.

That's what some must be hoping. There goes the new Benz every year!

 

More seriously, a non-surgical cataract treatment would surely be revolutionary. I recall reading cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. If not that, it's very high up there. 

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Slightly off subject, six years ago I had a detached retina (considered  an emergency because of the chance of permanent loss of sight). They did the Cataract at the same time. It was done at the Eye Ear Nose & Throat Hospital, Thonburi (eent.co.th) Tel 02886 660013 (Dr Chairat Saovaprut). I have had no problems since. The cost THB 102,185 (On Insuracce so I may have got it cheaper). including 4 night stay & a bed bath done by 3 nurses. Included a fit to fly letter 4 weeks later.

 

I think a Cataract done as day surgery would be considerably cheaper.      

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16 minutes ago, Groodman said:

Slightly off subject, six years ago I had a detached retina (considered  an emergency because of the chance of permanent loss of sight). They did the Cataract at the same time. It was done at the Eye Ear Nose & Throat Hospital, Thonburi (eent.co.th) Tel 02886 660013 (Dr Chairat Saovaprut). I have had no problems since. The cost THB 102,185 (On Insuracce so I may have got it cheaper). including 4 night stay & a bed bath done by 3 nurses. Included a fit to fly letter 4 weeks later.

 

I think a Cataract done as day surgery would be considerably cheaper.      

A retina detachment or tear is out patient as well as a cataract. I use drops of a japanese product which is suppose to slow the progress of the cataract, it doesn't cure or dissolve the cataract. I use Ram Hospital in CM Dr. Ratchada. 

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 1:34 PM, moe666 said:

A retina detachment or tear is out patient as well as a cataract. I use drops of a japanese product which is suppose to slow the progress of the cataract, it doesn't cure or dissolve the cataract. I use Ram Hospital in CM Dr. Ratchada. 

I think those drops are a scam. 

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Bangkok Christian had a special on last year - cost me around Bt47 K in December 2018 with special lens for astigmitism. I think it will be around Bt60 K now. I have to go back for 2nd op. shortly. Best to look around the hospitals for any specials and/or get quotes.

Never try and walk after op., unless you are used to walking around with one eye closed. I walked down Silom Road shortly after op. and landed flat on my face on the uneven sidewalk, and am still sitting here with a messed-up shoulder.

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This will sound crazy... we drove my wife's dad to a lady outside of Rayong and for 200 baht, she pierced his upper ear with a pin and made a bit of a slit w/a razorblade nearby... we needed 2 visits, 2 weeks apart and his cataracts were gone... it was pretty amazing... 

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This will sound crazy... we drove my wife's dad to a lady outside of Rayong and for 200 baht, she pierced his upper ear with a pin and made a bit of a slit w/a razorblade nearby... we needed 2 visits, 2 weeks apart and his cataracts were gone... it was pretty amazing... 
Come again?!?

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

Come again?!?

Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

Saw it happen with my own unimpaired vision... the cloudiness in his eyes was gone and never returned... 

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Eye cataract operation, 5 months ago the Op was quoted 12 - 15,000 baht, for the Lens about 15,000 baht so total less than 30,000 baht.    will know end of next month as see the Surgeon in the last week of Sept  Red Cross Hospital [my hospital for some years]

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1 hour ago, kenk24 said:

Saw it happen with my own unimpaired vision... the cloudiness in his eyes was gone and never returned... 

You were right the first time. It does sound crazy.

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3 hours ago, Jingthing said:

You were right the first time. It does sound crazy.

Funny also was that she was referred as a healer, but she only has this one specialty... and she was kind of a bit nasty too... she was annoyed with us because she closes for the day at 3 pm and we arrived a few minutes after 3 - when we told her how far we had driven, 8 hours, she agreed to the treatment... but she was kind of nasty... [and it was not like we were trying to buy Greenland from her] 

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