Thursday, May 23, 2013

Phacoemulsification of cataract with intraocular lens implantation #2

I've been posting on an irregular basis recently due to the need to keep giving my eyes a lengthy rest because I'm at the "inbetween stage" with respect to my surgery for cataracts.

My new lens in my left eye
My left eye was operated on three weeks ago and at present I've not got any glasses which work properly for both eyes - hence the need to remove them for long periods and NOT stare at a screen - even with enlarged text!

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