Back in 2012 I had cataract surgery on my right eye, now the left eye wants to have its turn!
Cataract surgery wasn’t the first eye surgery I had. Way back when I pretty young, I had surgery on my left eye due to it being a “lazy eye”. There is a proper medical term for that, but I forget the name and figured more people would understand the term “lazy eye”. Its where my eye would go outward. It just had a mind of its own and didn’t care that it was supposed to look the same direction as the right eye. I don’t remember the surgery, but I do remember the exercises I had to do to strengthen the eye. It involved wearing a patch on my right eye forcing the left eye to work. Plus there also was a special black thing to attach to the TV where both eyes had to focus together or I wouldn’t be able to see the whole picture, just half of the screen. Not fun. But my left eye did get stronger, it worked and I am happy that the surgery was successful. My left eye is now starting to get lazy again at times, but the Dr isn’t concerned yet. He said that its not that rare to possibly need surgery again for a “lazy eye”, especially when its been so long. The good thing is that it is a simpler method that they use now. So we will cross that bridge if/when we need to.
Tomorrow morning bright and early I go to have my other cataract removed. It is a simple procedure, but of course they have to tell you all the side effects that could happen. One could let the potential side effects scare them from having the surgery, but like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we can’t let fear dictate to us what what we do.
My eyes are very important to me and I want to keep them as healthy as I can. This cataract does mess with my night vision when driving and it can be bothersome when reading or writing. I am ready to have it out and trusting that all will be well. With that said, I will be glad when it is finished and I can breathe deeply knowing that all is well.
My eye doctor was intrigued with my last surgery, and I told him to make sure he does just as well this time! No pressure, of course. The reason for him being intrigued was that I have always been far sighted. I have needed glasses for close up work, like writing, being on the computer and reading. After removing the cataract from my right eye, glasses were no longer needed! I couldn’t see as far away as I used to be able too, but I was thrilled with not needing glasses anymore!
What really surprised the Doctor, was that I fell right on the line in between being nearsighted and farsighted. He said I was neither, I was a 0. I wouldn’t typically want to be called a 0, but in this case it was great and my hope is that it stays that way!