Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cataract Surgery #1

Thursday I had a cataract removed from my right eye. I have to say, I had concerns prior to the surgery, especially after reading the warnings. It's a wonder any of us take our medications with all of the lists of side effects .

I'm happy to report the surgery went very well - and quick. The nursing staff was excellent. The anesthesiologist was knowledgeable and comforting. My eye doctor - the surgeon - is well respected and kind. She's a graduate of Harvard University (this impresses me!). I was told she does the surgical procedure in 3 to 5 minutes! I'm having corrective lenses inserted in my eyes: right eye for close up; left eye (surgery in a couple of weeks) for distance.

I was sleepy when I got home after the surgery, so Nels (my cat) and I took a couple of naps. I managed to stay awake until 8:30 and went to bed for the night.

At my follow-up check-up Friday morning, all was well, so I was able to go to work. My sight was improving throughout the day.

This morning my sight is even clearer. It's remarkable!


MamaD4 said...

So glad to hear that it went well. I just met a lady your age who had it done this past week as well--she said that she is simply amazed at how beautiful the colors are and how bright! I hope that you are as pleased with your surgery.

Phil Laura said...

We have several friends & relatives who've experienced excellent results...will give you confidence and assurance for the 2nd procedure.