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free cataract surgery in county hospital
Ended up with no medical insurance and have a cataract in my left eye, it is about $5000 for surgery, my neighbor wants me to go to a county hospital and get a free surgery, is it safe do go to a county hospital for cataract surgery?
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If you have access to free surgery - research the doctor who will do it.  If he is reputable and from an eye clinic, go for it.  Just remember, if you do have the surgery - DON'T BEND DOWN OR OVER.  That puts strain on the eyes and could cause problems with the implant.
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The doctor is in her last year as a resident, she said that she has done about 70 surgeries last year. My concern is that she says that she did not use multifocal lenses last year, I am thinking about technis multifocal.
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I have no knowlege about multifocal lenses.  I have mono-vision.  One eye sees far and the other close.  Sorry, I can't help you there.  
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Cataract surgery is a rather mature and simple procedure, and assuming there are no complications there should be no significant hazard in getting this done in any modern hospital in the United States.
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I see no problem with that, as "caregiver" said, it is a rather simple procedure, and any competent eye doctor will be able to preform it.

Silverfox,I have mon-vision too, it is weird, isn't it?
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Actually I love mono-vision!  I do a lot of sewing and crochet so I wanted to be able to see close up without glasses.  
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