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    You know I had Lasik in 2003, best damn thing I ever did. I wish I had it done sooner. When I was done my first couple years I had 20/15 in one eye and 20/17 in the other. I only miss the colored contact I used to wear.

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    Lasik has gone badly for some people, who are plagued with various visual problems as a result--it isn't for everyone. It does nothing for presbyopia, so you'll end up with glasses as you age anyway.

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    If only vintage bodies were as easy to fix as vintage computers...
    Offering a bounty for:
    - The software "Overhead Express" (doesn't have to be original, can be a copy)
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Lasik has gone badly for some people, who are plagued with various visual problems as a result--it isn't for everyone. It does nothing for presbyopia, so you'll end up with glasses as you age anyway.
    the only downfall to my lasik is a plethora of "floaters" in my vision which I simply just learned to deal with them. Being able to see when I wake up or go to sleep unassisted is worth even that.

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    Wait until you get operated on for cataracts. The replacement lenses means that non-fibrous floaders can be zapped with a laser. Zapping fibrous ones apparently (according to my surgeon) creates more floaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Wait until you get operated on for cataracts. The replacement lenses means that non-fibrous floaders can be zapped with a laser. Zapping fibrous ones apparently (according to my surgeon) creates more floaters.
    so your damned if you do and your damned if you dont huh?

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    Yeah, well, I consider myself fortunate--my wife is battling glaucoma.

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    Can you guys talk about something else? It's bad enough to be getting old, it's worse yet to be reminded of it...
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    I'm cheered up when I consider the alternative.

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    From the advances in medicine I've seen in my (relatively) short time on this rock, we are close to having replacement internals. They take your dna, stick it in a pig, wait a few months. BAM! New organs and bacon! Even in mechanical replacements, they are working hard. I read not to long ago about some trials on replacement kidneys. Yea, it might suck if things go the route of Repo! or Repo Men.
    It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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