The VA eye clinic told me I will need eye surgery for cataracts in both eyes, but the left one first because it is the worst. It's a matter of time it has to be done sooner or later. Well, I'm not getting any younger so why wait?? It will need to be done so I opted to start next week. Preparation will start on Monday the 15th thru 17th then the surgery will be 7am on the 18th. My wife wants me to get a second opinion from my other eye doctor so I will call him today.
I thought I could see pretty good and I changed glasses every year so far but I did notice me trying to read then trying to see the TV was hard to do. Also trying to read street signs and directions on the highways was a real problem for me lately. So long story short it's time to do this. There are risk with any surgery the doctor stated so I just want my prayer warriors to pray for success on the surgery on the 18th. I don't know yet when the right eye will be done but I will let all of you know.
My wife has to take that day off to drive me there and back home. I have to use my scooter in the VA or get a WC of theirs to get about. No way I could walk that far in those hallways. That's one big place. Only my car has the scooter lift in it and that was her car first until I bought the Subaru outback she has now.
A stroke will cause eye problems and sight lost in most people I know here on site. We keep changing glasses so often so I said "Do it now" get it over with as I said I'm not getting any younger and I'm still a little strong guy for my age. If any of you that may read this blog had or know a person that had this operation please let me know how they made out??
The two doctors I see used to work in the same office years ago in Galveston Texas and they still talk to each other now. That is why I will let him know today and get his opinion. He and I have talked about this operation being needed sooner or later. He has done many of this type operations and is considered the best in our area. He has never said anything about my doctor at the VA doing this surgery but she said yesterday she do them all the time and showed me the procedures of what is being done with the surgery and why it becomes necessary.
Well I think I have said enough to get your prayers and you know I have been saying my prayers since she told me I needed this done. I will let you know more later!