It has been sometime since I posted here. I lurke (there was a time when other members talked about lurking and I wondered why they lurked, now I know--since my granddaughter came to live with us I have so little time to myself) every now and then. I am hoping that when she graduates this June that I will be able to devote more time to me. I caught the beadlady's post about cataract surgery and your response about the eye drops written about here--http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19503764-- I read the conclusions and wondered if the eye drops are a prescription or over the counter. I have cataract surgery scheduled for the first week in November. Since my doc appt. I did some internet searches about the lenses and discovered that many people were unhappy with the poor performance of the lenses and some had difficulties with adapting comfortably to the various types of lenses. Now I am reconsidering. As I write this I realize that I just do not know enough about the choices before me--I knew nothing of these drops and wonder why they were not offered to me--which tells me that I need to learn more. In my pre-CFIDS days I could have cleared this up in a day or 2--this may take me weeks now or possibly months, lol. If you have any further information regarding these eye drops please post. Thank you for posting what you have though. Eye drops sound like a better choice than surgery and lenses. My research did not bring up anything negative about the surgery itself but it was the lenses that could be problematic for some. One set of lenses my insurance will pay for the other set I am considering are nearly $4,000.00. Amazing.