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Glad to hear it, Bruce!
I"m glad everything went well.
Best wishes,
Linda
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Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
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On 2/27/17 7:03 AM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
> Just a quick note to follow up.  The choice I made in focal length for 
> cataract surgery worked fine.  My right eye focuses about 10.5 inches 
> distant and the left an inch or two farther.  Which gives me a little 
> depth of field at "standard operating distance." There is zero 
> accommodation with cataract replacement lenses, so the slight 
> difference gives me some flexibility when doing close work.  Although 
> still near-sighted, I'm almost half as myopic as I was before.  I can 
> use my old reading glasses to drive with :).
>
> Note that before cataract surgery contact lenses can be inserted that 
> give approximate results, so you can test your newish eye before the 
> surgery is completed.
>
> The surgery is a cinch.  It takes about 10 minutes and there is little 
> or no pain or discomfort.  A mildly viscous gel is applied to the eye 
> before surgery which contains both dilating agents and an anesthetic, 
> lidocaine.  Light sensitivity is gone the next morning. Within 48 
> hours the "scratch" that is the 3mm wide incision is no longer 
> apparent and the eye is useful at its new focal length.  It can take a 
> few more days for vision to settle down and clear up completely.  The 
> clarity of the edges and colors is a welcome change.
>
> I have to wait a couple weeks to get another pair of glasses, but I 
> can do art work and photography, and drive to town, so I'm set for the 
> duration.
>
> Cheers,
> bruce
>
> -- 
> Bruce Bartrug
> Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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> because of those who look on and do nothing.  - Albert Einstein
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