They rescheduled my surgery to the next Friday.......Friday the 13th. YIKESSSSS!!!!
I am nearsighted and no I have not had laser surgery.
Cataract removal surgery was my choice. In other words, I did not have to get it done
now. I saw no reason not to get it done now. With cataracts, they get worse with age
and vision is cloudy. Night driving is the worst.
They cut one or two tiny slits in the eye to place the new lens. The eye heals itself.
There are three different drops I take, 4 times per day after surgery. After one week,
I go down to two of the different drops for two more weeks.
Those drops are also used by me for three days before surgery. I'd say altogether
on surgery day, there are 50 drops they place in the eye, mostly before surgery and
some immediately after surgery. One of the drops is referred to as pepper because
it stings for several moments.
They covered me with a blanket and then placed over my face something that felt
like a heavy rubber blanket that reveals only the eye they operate on. They open
the eye with some tool that keeps the eye open. I did not feel anything at all. I
could see a bright light and I could see sort of a swishy fluid two times. The actual
surgery couldn't have took any more than 5 minutes.
I'll find out for sure what they gave me in my iv, my next surgery.