successful surgery …

I am back after a day off from posting, I was unable to see the keyboard too clearly yesterday. Thanks to those blogs from which I was able to reblog posts that I was interested in having a closer look once my eyesight was ‘focused’ once again.

I had surgery for a cataract removal at the Broome Hospital in a procedure yesterday that appears to have gone well. I have worn spectacles since I was 8, so when my other is done at a later stage, I can throw them away. It may feel strange after wearing them for about 55 years.

The procedure started with drops for an hour, administered every 15 minutes to dilate the pupil, provide anti-bacterial agent and numb the area. Wheeled into theatre, a shroud covered all bar the eye, a needle is placed for  an anesthetic into the eye and an ultrasound instrument breaks up the cataract which is then removed and a new lens replaced. All in just 15 minutes. I return this morning to have it checked. There is just a minor irritation which is normal, but I can see through part of the shield covering it, that I now have full vision in that eye which had been steadily clouding over the past 12 months.

Cataract surgery

Magnified view of a cataract in a human eye seen on examination with a slit lamp

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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