Strange things happen. On Wednesday past, my beautiful ophthalmologist removed a cataract from my right (bad) eye and implanted an intraocular lens. On Wednesday coming she will remove a smaller one from my left (good) eye and implant an intraocular lens. My sight in the right eye is just wonderful - that was a Zeiss, and everything seems HD. I now realise my good eye is not good at all.
When I looked through my bird pictures, yesterday; I saw some weird ones. With bad eyes I trust the camera to do the work and never really see the birds. I may unwittingly have discovered some new birds species, which I am sharing with you today. Maybe they are normal birds and the inbetween vision is just an aberation of one good and one bad eye. IN other words, I see a red bird with a head like a dog. You will be seeing a red jay - if not, you have a problem.
Various people warned me last week, about inconvenient times and things I shouldn't do. The way the op went was like this - first, it happened in a day clinic and I wore my Mickey Mouse t-shirt all the time. After completing the same information on three different type of forms (one day, they will enter the computer age), I had to wait. The RN put some drops in my eyes and enter the anaesthetist (another female practitioner), telling me that she will administer something that will edate me, but not make me sleepy. Some drops were the anesthetic for the eye. The cataract procedure involved the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces, which are then gently removed from the eye with suction. The procedure is called phacoemulsification or "phaco," can be performed with smaller incisions (from 1.0 to 1.8mm) than previous surgical techniques for cataract removal, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of complications. The lens is then replaced with an intraocular lens. You have choices between far lookers, near lookers and multi-focal. Some people choose to have one eye with a far looker and the other with a near looker. The brain then sorts out the vision, so that you see very well, both near and far. Mine will be far lookers, requiring reading glasses.
My procedure was done in the afternoon, around 17:00 and I was sent home with little pad and protective plastic cap over the eye. The next day at 11:00 was the post-op consultation - everything was removed and I was surprised by the clarity. Since then I have to put drops in my eyes, every 4 hours and don't have to set the alarm - as long as I do it 4x daily. I was asked not to combine lifting of heavy stuff, with looking down. I drove home after the consult and resume exercising the second morning after the procedure.
The worst part was completing the forms.
Oh yes, those strange looking birds are from Woth1000.com, a site operated by screwball designers. You will land on another site when you enter the web address. Worth1000 has been taken over.
Thank you for the messages, including the private ones, that I have received.