Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cataract Consultation

Hiker and I got up very early this morning since I had an appointment at Kaiser at 8:30 am.
I saw my cataract surgeon this morning. I really like him. He is very honest and seems very knowledgeable. I know my retinal specialist told me Dr. Chun is the best there is.
Anyway, he told me my choices and what he does during the surgery. He said it will take 10 to 15 minutes to do. He told me I will need to go with the contact lens in my left eye, otherwise he said my vision would be way off and it would cause headaches and dizziness. I asked him about wearing my eye glasses with one plain lens and one prescription lens and he said that would still cause headaches and dizziness because the corrective lens in the eyeglasses is not directly against my eye and due to the degree of my nearsightedness, the difference in that space causes problems. So I will no longer wear my eyeglasses, but he did say I will probably need reading glasses.
The surgery will be done in 4 to 8 weeks and they will call me in the next 2 weeks to give me the date. The surgery will be done at the Facey Surgical Facility on the corner of Valencia and McBean.
He gave me the prescription for the eye drops I will have to start using 3 days before the surgery, so I picked them up while I was there.
Got home around 10:00.
My eyes were still very dilated, so it was hard to watch “Y&R” today, but I got the jest of it.
I’ve noticed that my snail mail mailbox is full of Medicare information again because it is open enrollment time. They waste so much paper sending all of that stuff out.
102° here today.

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