[log in to unmask]" type="cite">bruceCheers,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.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 :).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.
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.
Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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