Sunday, February 12, 2012

Frank's Mom Has Cataract Surgery

Tuesday April 28, 1992

Frank is up and off to Los Angeles to take his mom for her cataract surgery. I sleep in and lay around all day resting my cold. My nose is running now but I don't feel bad all over. Frank gets home about 7 p.m. and we have dinner. A quiet night with a few phone calls and TV.

From Wikipedia: Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called "crystalline lens") that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. Many patients' first symptoms are strong glare from lights and small light sources at night, along with reduced acuity at low light levels. During cataract surgery, a patient's cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens's transparency.

Uh oh! I have definitely noticed a reduced acuity at night as I approach 60. I even spoke to my optometrist about it and she told it it was very common especially in older women. Will I have cataracts in 10 years?

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