Sunday, 14 February 2016

cataracts and seeing straight

Last year I was getting blurry vision a lot, it seemed that my eyes were always tired and I'd rub them to try to see clearly again. I thought I needed new glasses.

I went to the optometrist but after the eye test he refused to give me new glasses. He said it would be a waste of time. And money. He said I had cataracts - advanced in my right eye, only just beginning in my left. My eyesight had been pretty much stable since I was about 20. My right eye went from 0.5 to 2.5 in the last year. Whatever that means in eye-speak.

Anyway, long story short, I was sent to a specialist who said its a fast moving type of cataract, different from the common one which happens with old age, and that surgery to replace the crappy lens with a new plastic one was the way to go.

I had the surgery on my right eye last Thursday and it went well, Apparently. But my eyesight is still really wierd.

Sometimes its blurry and other times its super sharp. Never having done anything like this before I'm really not sure how its meant to go and how long till its settled.

I'm not sure I like my new plastic lens... On the other hand, I didn't much like my old blurry one either...



  1. so grateful that there is the technology to fix our eyesight. best wishes for complete healing with improved eyesight...

  2. I have cataracts, too, and I didn't know there were different kinds. I am waiting for mine to get "bad enough" until surgery is the way to go. Be sure to tell your doctor what you are experiencing to make sure that it's normal. Hopefully, after a few days it will settle in and you won't have the problem any more. Let us know how it's going.


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