If all goes according to plan, this will be my penultimate posting on the subject of my cataract surgery. The second (left eye) procedure has gone even more smoothly than the first. Intra-ocular pressure didn’t fluctuate, and recovery was uneventful. At the end of my post-op checkup on Wednesday, they tested my vision as 20/20…Read More Penultimate vision posting
This morning I had the second cataract surgery, replacing the lens of my left eye with a synthetic replacement. It was uneventful, which is — in its way — an interesting comment on human adaptability. I was surprised by how a procedure that I had experienced for the first time in my life a few…Read More "We're doing the left eye, correct?" "Right… er, I mean yes, correct, left!"
Yesterday I had the last post-op inspection for my right eye, and got the paperwork for the countdown to next Tuesday’s procedure for my left. By now, two of the eye drops had run out, but I was still taking the steroid Durezol. My doctor decided that by now it was doing slightly more harm…Read More Eyes front! (A quick update on the…)
We went out to dinner this evening, and by the time we drove home it was twilight and all the cars had their headlights on. And that really sucked: my myopic left eye was overwhelmed with glare from every light source, and it really interfered with the image from my “new” eye. I reduced the…Read More One quick eye-related update
Herewith an update on the progress of my lens replacement procedures. It’s now six days since the procedure; this time last week I was enjoying a last glass of wine before going “nil by mouth”, knowing that I’d be alcohol-free for a couple of days after the procedure. Things continue to go well. I had…Read More New eye #1, after one week
Yesterday morning I had the first of two operations to replace the cataract-ridden lenses of my eyes with synthetic replacements. Everything went smoothly, and I now have 20/20 distance vision in my right eye. We got to the surgery center at 6:15am,and the worst part of the morning – having an IV inserted less smoothly…Read More First, the right eye…