I have four images for you today. This has become a tradition for me of late to photograph the Christmas tree ornaments. So that is what I have to share with you today.
It’s been a while since I posted any images. Several reasons for that. The weather has been terribly cold, the short window of light for outdoor photography and I have been reluctant to put a camera close to my eye (I’m a left eye shooter) the last few days since my cataract surgery.
I’m going to talk a little about that surgery since this one was much different then my first cataract surgery two years ago.
I opted this time for laser surgery for two reasons. The laser procedure has the ability to greatly correct an astigmatism (which I have in my left eye) and because I have experienced on going problems with my right eye after that surgery I decided to get the additional comfort and peace of mind with the precise incision of a computer guided procedure. I have to tell you it was not what I expected at all but (knock on wood) the results have been better than I expected.
The laser part of the procedure only lasts about three minutes. The entire process lasts about 15 – 20 minutes. I was instructed to look in the center of a device that had 6 tiny led lights and not to move my focus from that point until told to do so. Then the laser was lowered onto my eye and it felt as if they were drilling completely through my eyeball. It was unnerving. I was told to expect a little pressure but it was much, much more than that. There was no pain but it felt like the machine was going to go clear through my eye. 🙂
Like I said the results have been great. I go back for my post op check up on Monday and hopefully can resume my normal daily routine after that. Right now I can’t lift anything over 20 pounds and have to sleep with a plastic shield over my eye. An inconvenience but nothing more.
So if you are contemplating cataract surgery and have an astigmatism I would seriously consider the laser procedure. It may not be covered by your insurance (mine wasn’t) but for me it was worth the additional expense.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Thanks for describing your experiences with cataract surgery. On Monday I go for an exam for the doctor to take a first look and to discuss options. I had laser retinoplexy in September and the description of your laser procedure sounds much the same. I’m looking forward to hearing what the doctor has to say about my cataracts!
Good luck. I am very happy with the results. Best.