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26 January 2014 @ 12:07 am
Eye Surgery  

This Friday (January 23), I underwent eye surgery. I had cataracts removed from my left eye. It was the most amazing procedure I went through and one that I'm glad I did. I had a state-of-the-art laser procedure. Only 5% of ophthalmologists in the United States are able to do this procedure. The lens is cut with the laser and then the cataract is shattered by the laser. Later, a lens is inserted in my eye, but before that, I had laser correction. Once my right eye will undergo the same procedure (in February), I will no longer need to wear glasses for distance. Unfortunately, because they can only correct two eye problems, and I have 3 (I'm both nearsighed and farsighted and I have astigmatism), I will need to wear glasses for reading. I'll take that.

Here's an everyday eye chart:

Here's what my left eye saw before the cataract removal:

What I found amazing as my new eye is healing is that the colors are brilliant, whites are whiter. In fact, white color looks as if they were bleached. Here's a comparison of what my left eye and my right eye see:

I'm definitively looking forward to February 11, when my right eye will undergo cataract removal.

Leyosura: buy tealeyosura on January 26th, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)
My parents both had this done, in both eyes, just a few years ago, with great success and virtually no discomfort. It's well worth having it done.
*~Kristen*~: Misc - Water Eyearies11 on January 27th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad the surgery went well and is already making a huge difference. Good luck with the second one!
Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!txvoodoo on January 28th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing? My mom had the cateract surgery, too.