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I have grave cataract in my right eye 95% obscured, and slight cataract in my left eye 10% obscured – no, I have not gone to doctors for my trouble.
I am 80 years old in seven days time, but I get along safely in crossing streets, and also reading and writing in the internet, for example reading and writing here in this forum.
Recently I have this annoyance, namely, my left eye in particular is watery, i.e. there seems to be viscous secretion, and also my right eye but not as bad as with my left eye, still I get along, and it is annoying but not at all disabling as that I can't see at all.
My eyes seem to behave better when I am outside my home like going to the cemetery every Sunday to visit my wife's grave, that requires me to go outside under the sun in the smog and dust outside in the streets, etc., and ride in public vehicles like buses, etc.
In particular the left eye will also gather some creamy 'ointment' in the right edge corner where there gathers normally tears... no trouble for me, just wipe it off, and it does not return; in fact when I wake up I find dried crust bits in the eyelid, and I just rub them off with a dry towel gently: because when I try to do more, then I will not see as clearly until the eye gets adjusted itself with me rolling the eyeball in all directions.
Sensation on the inner eyelid surface is like my inner eyelid surface is not noticeably comfortable smooth when I roll my eyeball up, down, left, right, etc., or it is the cornea that is not comfortable: but that is no trouble at all, and when I am distracted I don’t even feel it.
Okay, I have been reading in the internet about eye troubles, and I found this long article on all kinds of eye troubles in the present website in its section on: Eye Problems | Health | Patient.
It is really very exhaustive, but I don't find any mention - still of course I have not scoured meticulously the whole article - of how to live with a sickness and be resigned to it or even happy about it.
That is a way what I have read from a few eye doctors who advise that if you can live with your cataracts, don't go into eye surgery to 'cure' the trouble.
So, this topic is addressed to patients as well as doctors, because there are people who live much longer with a sickness. but they could die earlier after undergoing a 'history' of medicate intervention to cure the sickens and restore health.
What do you guys here say, and I think perhaps I can do mankind a favor by writing a column, on how to live with sickness and be happy about it(?).
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