So the lenses were removed from my eyes when I was little due to cataracts, is there anyone else out there who has had this done?

So like the title says, the lenses of my eyes were removed when I was little due to cataracts; in the early 90's when I had this done (I was like 2 or 3) there was no real way to repair the damage done like there is today. I would like to talk to someone else out there who has had this done for a few reasons; 1) Though I wear contacts, I still have to wear reading glasses... I also wear regular glasses at night, I was wondering if anyone out there who has had this done has been able to find a type of glasses that are actually thinner than half an inch. (Such as some form of polycarbonate that I don't know about.) 2) I really just would like to know that I'm not the only one out there who has had this done. I've neither met another person nor heard of anyone else with this issue. Thanks everyone!

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Hey Perseus! I have no idea how to answer your questions, but I am sure you are not alone :)

I know it's hard to connect with other people with similar medical issues but I was able to find one group that looks promising -- The Childhood Cataracts Network, which also has stories and perspectives from people in a similar situation. Good luck finding more things like this!

http://www.childhoodcataracts.org.uk/

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My SO had one lens removed at the age of 5, back in 82.It took 4 doctors before anyone would touch his case. He had his done because the lens wouldn't stay on thanks to marfans syndrome. They are planning to remove the remaining lens this year. He also wears reading glasses, and a bifocal on his normal glasses on one lens. His intact eye has worse vision than the removed, whats is your glasses scrip?

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