Yesterday I had cataract surgery on my left eye (which has always been my weaker eye) . . . today it is my "dominant eye". Suddenly the world is much brighter with a much much wider range of colors as well as a lot more detail.
While I had realized that my overall vision had deteriorated, I hadn't realized how far it had progressed. The difference is incredible. Now I am really looking forward to my right eye being done (probably in about a month, depending upon the hospital's operating room availability).
To all who have been told that they need cataract surgery, I would like to say that for me at least it has made a world of difference already.
A most wonderful birthday present indeed.
My only real issue is that I'm now rather worried about going downstairs and looking at the figures I've painted over the past few years. I don't know (given my poor eyesight at that time) if I will like what I see or not.