Sunday, September 4, 2016



Update on the new eye -- above is what I see when I look with both eyes. And what the camera sees without my altering the tint.

Below is a slight exaggeration of what I see looking through only the old eye (left) or only the new eye (right.)

I noticed on Friday that the grass was yellow- green through the left and blue-green through the right. And then I realized that the view through my left eye was like a yellowing Fifties snap-shot while through the right it was clearer and the distant mountains were blue rather than just hazy.

Oh, I'm enjoying this! Also, words are much clearer with the new eye. 

Fortunately my vision isn't/wasn't so bad that the difference bothers me. When using both eyes, it seems to achieve a sort of happy medium.


Ms. A said...

Glad the new eye is working well!

Anvilcloud said...

That's quite a profound difference.

Frances said...

I've heard many friends and family members describe the difference before and after having cataracts treated, and your photographs seem to illustrate this change very well.

It seems grand to me that it's now possible for us to have such visual powers returned to us as we grow older. Truly fantastic. xo

Stella Jones said...

What a difference Vicki! That's marvellous! I'm so pleased for you. Was your eye sore after you had the op.? How long was it bandaged up for?
Your pictures make the differences show up really well.

Vicki Lane said...

Stella -- no soreness -- only a mild scratchy eye sort of irritation at first. (Some of those expensive drops are to deal with pain.) I had a clear plastic shield over the eye for 3 hours after which I was free to remove it. They suggested wearing glasses or sunglasses to prevent me from rubbing the eye or having something poke it inadvertently. I wear the plastic shield at night for the same reason for about a week.

The eye seems almost normal now -- the pupil is still a bit contracted -- again that's expected. I go back on Thursday for a final checkup and will schedule my Nov. or Dec. surgery then.

NCmountainwoman said...

My brother had bilateral cataract surgery. For the first time since he was 9 years old, his vision was 20/30. But he still wears glasses. He had worn them sine he was 9 and he felt very strange without them. He never wore contact lenses, always glasses.

Glad you are seeing so much improvement.

Juliet said...

What a wonderful improvement Vicki. You must be thrilled. Your photos tell the story so well.

Jime said...

Bravo Vicki, seeing is believing. Jeepers weepers where you get those peepers, or something like that