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As a few of you know I had started a diary with a title indicating it was being kept for the days "prior to surgery". But now that I'm post surgery, and thinking the other title might be misleading at this point, I'm creating a new one for anyone interested. To recap, my procedure involved only my left cataract affected eye with my unaffected right eye being still good for near reading (about 10-18 inches distance). The surgeon recommended the left eye be set for distance with the strategy in mind of a mono-vision result. So here it is T+1. I've been taking my drops as instructed. After surgery yesterday, my surgeon told me all went well. I did notice for several hours after the procedure the vision in my operated eye remained a bit blurred. I chalk that up to it still being dilated. This morning I awoke to more clarity in my operated eye and it seems to have continued to improve throughout the day so far. I have to say it's a strange experience to see out of my left eye now. I do notice the colours are more vivid, the whites whiter, the blues not as purplish, than in my right un-operated eye. Distance vision seems quite good. Intermediate not as good, and of course reading not good (as expected). Honestly, I was hoping for better intermediate vision. I don't know if my intermediate vision will improve in the operated eye over the next few days (can it? I don't know) , or if some mono-vision magic will happen as it works along with my right eye... but my expectations aren't too high right now. I was a bit nervous from the beginning that there might be a range in the intermediate where both eyes wouldn't cover. It seems this may have been realized.
With all that said, I can probably go most of my day without needing glasses under today's conditions. I think for computer work or long reading sessions I'd need some correction of some sort. So depending on whether things settle in differently in the next couple of days or weeks and how motivated I am to want to change things up from here, I may explore what can be done with my right eye to get better intermediate without sacrificing too much of the near. I would prefer to have reasonably good vision from, say 18 inches and beyond.
My surgeon called a few moments ago, too, just as I began this post to see how I was doing. He seemed to suggest that my eyes will get "less cloudy" over the next few days, but I did tell him that things seemed quite clear as of right now. I am to schedule a follow up appointment in the next week or two. I intend to discuss strategies to obtain the intermediate distance I'm seeking. It may be that I need a contact lens in my right eye...I don't know. All in all, whilst not THE perfect situation at the moment, things are much better than prior to surgery.
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