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Old 02-10-2020, 09:18 AM
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that is bad information. to say nothing needs to be done for 10 years is ridiculous. Even stupid.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:48 AM
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that is bad information. to say nothing needs to be done for 10 years is ridiculous. Even stupid.
Actually, most cataracts develop slowly and they can see them long before they truly need to be removed.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:56 AM
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I was told by my eye Dr, I have cataracts. I do trust him but I would like to get a second opinion. I read here a little while back of some recommendations people had posted of the Dr.'s they had seen. I live in the Spanish Springs area. Would like to stay close to this area. Any suggestions? Thank-You
I was told the same thing, but when I went to an eye specialist & he did say it was nothing to worry about. But I did think cataracts were to be taken care of right away no matter how minor they are, because they can keep them from getting worse with medication but can't clear up cataracts. So far I haven't done nothing! Don't know enough about them to worry about them.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:58 AM
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Ocala Eye, who I used has great dr's.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:55 PM
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Anyone receiving their medical care from the VA, they will remove cataracts at VA Hospital in Gainesville at no cost. I had mine done in 2014, it's just over an hour away via I-75. After the eye doctor at Mullberry VA Clinic recommends you, then go to Gainesville and see the surgeon. If he approves the surgery, it will take two trips. Each eye is done about two weeks apart.
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We see Dr. Jodie Armstrong at Ocala Eye. Lovely large office at Laurel Manor Plaza just off 466.
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In general you should have your cataracts removed when you feel they interfere with your vision. I know people who have them and each year(s) they get an eye exam and an update on the cataract. No vision problem so no surgery. If you have other vision problems investigate getting lenses implanted when you do have the cataract surgery.
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2nd opinion.. go to St Luke's on canal street lake sumter.
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I had mine done before moving here, but I cannot count how many rave reviews I have heard time and again, year after year, for this outstanding practice! Their cataract surgery is consistently flawless. If I were doing mine today, this would be a no brainer. I’m sure others are good, but why go for ‘good’ when ‘great’ is available right here in TV?!
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:50 PM
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I go to Sharon Morse Hospital 2nd floor Lake Eye Dr. VOCCI but they are all good doctors. Right near your area.
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We've used Ocala Eye and they're good with what they do but I recently changed to St. Luke's because they're connected with TVHC and I want ALL my records in one portal for my providers. Just had my 1st visit there and I can't tell you how impressed I was. I was in and out in a bit over an hour and Dr. Mequio has great referances (google his name)!
This is what I hear time and time again. People are content (or maybe not quite content...) with the care they’ve received—until they’ve gone to St Luke’s—and they never went back to where they had been receiving their care before. I’ve been told to check them out—and I pass the same message on....
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St Luke;s reminds me of many of the dentist comments. A 2 hour ordeal by disinterested robots .. passed from one station to the next. an eye exam that resulted in an inferior prescription, and finally a 2 minutes consultation with the "real" doctor who gave no eye contact and a rushed diagnosis. I plan to try Lange next.
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This is what I hear time and time again. People are content (or maybe not quite content...) with the care they’ve received—until they’ve gone to St Luke’s—and they never went back to where they had been receiving their care before. I’ve been told to check them out—and I pass the same message on....
I find this post interesting because people only have cataract surgery once. I can't say enough about the team of ophthomologists at Ocala Eye. They have retina, glaucoma, cataract and even eyelid growth specialists. Dr. Jodie Armstrong has an impressive curriculum vitae and is very patient and kind as well. I have heard good things about Dr. Ireland from my friends too.

I was scared to death to have someone touch my eyes with a wicked instrument and only be "not quite asleep". It couldn't have gone easier, not one scary moment or tiny bit of pain. Hope you all find the right doctor.

Jodie A. Armstrong, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Ocala Eye
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St Luke;s reminds me of many of the dentist comments. A 2 hour ordeal by disinterested robots .. passed from one station to the next. an eye exam that resulted in an inferior prescription, and finally a 2 minutes consultation with the "real" doctor who gave no eye contact and a rushed diagnosis. I plan to try Lange next.
My wife has been going to Lange for 8+ years. She started with Dr. Ramsey who she liked, but he left after five years. She then had Dr. Lange but without explanation she's had woman doctor for the past year. Recently we tried to get a refill of her eye drops, I emailed the website and said I wanted it called into Walgreens at Pinellas Plaza. It never showed up and I emailed Lange and they said they called it in. Finally after 5 days Walmart on 466 said they a prescription for 5 days there. My wife has made an appointment with another office.
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