Friday, March 24, 2006

Cataract Surgery

The marvels of modern medicine! Not only is cataract surgery quick and painless these days, the family can watch part of it! My mother in law had cataract surgery this week. You don't get to eat breakfast and surgery is not till almost noon. But once you are at the surgery center, they have you out complete with plant, drops, and instructions within two hours. While we did not get to witness the extraction of the lens with the cataract, we did get to watch both through a window and a magnified TV screen the implanting of the new lens, Evelyn's distance vision is pretty good without wearing any glasses, but it is obvious that she will need reading glasses - which won't officially come until a few weeks after the second surgery. The other new addition to the daily routine is 3 sets of drops - 2 delivered 4 times a day and a third one only 3 times a day. I can't help but wish that they all had the same delivery schedule- it would be SO much easier!

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