Well, I had my first cataract removed yesterday. After the operation they put a patch on my eye which I left on all night in case I tried to scratch the eye.
When the doctor removes the cataract, he replaces it with an artificial lens, and obviously that feels like something in the eye, so you instinctively want to scratch it, and that is why I left the patch on and only took it off when I had to put the drops in. (I need the drops for a full month)
So far, (not even 24 hours after the operation), all I can say is…WOW! (or words to that effect), what a difference. I didn’t realise my eyesight had got SO BAD. Everything is crisp and clear without my glasses, but the main change is…everything is so bright. I hadn’t realised, because it happened gradually, that my vision was getting darker, now I can see bright again, I can’t wait for the left eye to be done.
And the best thing about this is…I can see Rassilon PROPERLY, his markings are so sharp. Where I thought his coat was not shiny…that was my eyes. He is shiny and his brindle looks even better when you can see it properly. (On reflection, because my eyes have been getting bad for so long, I have never actually seen Rassilon ‘properly’ from the time I got him until today).
Even the computer looks crisp and I can see the words (if I sit back), and the colours are all completely different now. But like the ophthalmologist said, I will still need reading glasses, but I am so happy to be able to see so bright and clear again.
Also a positive, at the rate this is recovering, I will be able to go to Noarlunga Hospital with Rassilon for a visit on Wednesday. But I think, as things start to go blurry, it is time to rest this eye again.
I would only encourage people that think they have cataracts to get them checked and if yes, get them removed. You will be amazed at the difference. They build up gradually and you don’t notice the change in your vision, but when they go in one moment, then you can see that change.