|My new lens in my left eye|
My second "phacoemulsification of cataract with intraocular lens implantation" - this time on my right eye - takes place at Moorfields Eye Hospital this afternoon (fingers crossed and touching wood!). Happily I will be 'asleep' at the time.
This means blogging will continue to be patchy until I'm back to 'normal vision'.
I have to wait six weeks for both new lenses to "bed in" before I can get new prescription glasses for reading and computer work in early July. Until then I'm hoping my existing glasses will work better once both eyes have the same sort of lens - but I may find I still can't stare at the screen for long.
The huge plus point so far is it has been absolutely brilliant to be able to see artwork properly again with my left eye. I'm really looking forward to going to exhibitions and having two new bionic eyes which see proper colour and tone!
PS The good news is I'm getting much better at the eye drops routine - so long as I can lie down!
PPS I'm off to hospital in less than an hour so the review of the Rory McEwen exhibition will have to wait until I get back.
PPPS Don't look up phacoemulsification of cataract unless you have a strong stomach! I try not think about it.....
UPDATE: See Day surgery sketching at Moorfields Eye Hospital