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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: Cataract surgery

I had cataract surgery a little over a year ago, both eyes. I was worried about having it. Just the thought of having my eyes sliced open (and being aware of it ) filled me with dread. But after it was done, my vision was 20/20. I canít even remember the last time I was 20/20.

My left eye was the first to be operated on. That went very well. I didnít feel a thing. When the bandage was removed the next day, the world was super bright, halo around everything, but not as sharp as I though it would be. But every day after that, it just became better and better. The halo went away, everything became sharper.

As for my right eye, that did not go as well at the beginning, but in the end my right eye turned out even better than my left. A week before the second operation, I came down with a sinus infection. My doctor would not proceed with the operation since the sinus is just behind the eyes, which meant the operated eye could possibly get infected (definitely not good). So I had to wait another two or three weeks before my second operation. This time, however, I could feel them operating on my eye. The anesthesia was not 100 percent, but I remained still until it was done. When the bandage was removed, it was noticeably blurry, and I became concerned, but like the first time, my vision soon improved until my right eye was even better than my left. When they tested my vision, I was 20/20. I do have to wear reading glasses, but it is a far better arrangement than when I wore contacts. And it seems that my vision, even now, keeps getting better and better.

As noted above, you have to allow your new eyes time to adjust. Some people adjust almost immediately, others take a while. I think I was one of the slower adjusters, but adjust I did. I'm glad I had the operation.
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