On Thursday evening, I returned from band practice. The sky was black with night, and as I exited the car, I looked upward and saw stars. With my blurry, cataract-burdened eyesight, I hadn't seen stars in a night sky for some time. They were lovely.
I had a checkup yesterday to see how my cataract surgery is healing. The doctor said it looks great, and my visual acuity is greater than expected - 20-15? The doctor said "Wow" when he measured it. Not bad for an eye that I previously considered to be nearly useless.
The surgery on my left eye is scheduled for April 28. Now I need to make a decision. Should the left eye be fitted with a lens that will leave it somewhat nearsighted? The doctor recommends this, as I will then be able to read without reading glasses. My left eye would be for reading and close-up viewing, my right eye for driving and distance viewing.
Right now, I am leaning towards making the left eye like the right, so I can see distance with added clarity. I will happily wear reading glasses for close-up viewing.
I don't have to decide right away. I will wait until my right eye is completely healed from the surgery, and see how it does with close-up viewing.
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