One Week Post Cataract Surgery - Right Eye

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's been five weeks since the surgery on my left eye and a week since the surgery on my right. Things continue to improve. I had the expected dryness and irritation in the right eye as well as things being fuzzier, first yellow tinted, then red tinted but that is all gone now.

Here is a little comparison of my post-op photos in case you missed them...left eye was taken in the truck, right eye in Denny's.

My left eye is 20/20 and at one week my right eye is between 20/30-35. That is actually better than I expected due to the severity of the nearsightedness in that eye. At 20/400, I was legally blind without correction. Needless to say, I'm thrilled!

The eye drops are minimal now, once a day for one kind and twice a day for another plus artificial tears in both eyes as needed for dryness. I still have to wear the patch at night for another week, as well as avoid exertion and lifting for another week.

I highly recommend Dr. Sachin, Kalyani and will see him again in another year. In the meantime, I will see an opthamologist in Cookeville, TN to get glasses which will correct my astigmatism in both eyes for distance vision and correct the farsightedness as well. Life is good!

Ciao for now!


  1. Hi, I'm Karine from Tropical Colours, I found your blog from Tamara's post!
    My grandma has had the same thing done and hasn't worn glasses for months now! She's loving it and I think she sees better than me now!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Karine! Love the name of your blog, will check it out.

      I will need glasses due to uncorrected astigmatism and farsightedness. If I had those corrections done, it would have been another $14-15,000. EEEK!

  2. I had cataract surgery last year. I thought it was a fascinating experience. I now have 20/20 distance vision in both eyes and wear cheater glasses for close vision like reading and crocheting. Aren't eyes amazing?!

    1. I can't wait for my permanent glasses - another two weeks. Right now the readers help but only for fairly close. Still struggle a bit with the in between distances. LOL!


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