My cataracts were ‘early-age” onset with solid, white, opaque spots blocking my center vision, and progressing outward, unlike the more common ‘older-age’ cataracts, which begin in the outer sphere and gradually close in toward the center of eye and are more milky-colored in nature. At 54 years old, my remark to the doctor as to the ‘early age’ thing, was “is that a compliment?!” Anyway, my right eye surgery was smooth, even though it was a challenge to be ‘one-eyed’ for a week, and to have such extreme lop-sided vision. Then came time for my left eye, which has the weakest vision, and the most severe astigmatism.
Long story short, I had a different anethesiologist who gave me a shot in the left eye, and wasn’t pretty! As you can tell, it got black and blue, and really sore. And during surgery the incision didn’t close, which required a suture, and means more healing time ~ and more patience for me! I also opted to have torque lenses inserted for both eyes to correct my severe astigmatism, which has always been a big hurdle for good eyesight, in either glasses or contacts, since I was very young.
I’m thankful to see better little by little. I have a few other canvases I finished prior to surgery, so will be sharing those soon ~ hopefully!
This is one of them. Appropriately named: “Believe.”
I’m so thankful for my eyesight… for the technology, expertise and wisdom of so many wonderful professionals throughout my cataract surgery and continued aftercare. I went to Pacific Cataract and Laser Surgery Center here in Great Falls, and it was such a blessing when the Surgeon prayed with me prior to each surgery.
and not by sight,
one does not have to see it …