Millions cannot see yet they survive and thrive .While they have a compulsion to struggle,I was determined to enter the dark arena on my own volition to see ultimately the light at the end of the tunnel.
Eight days after my Phaco surgery, Dr Bharat Ratna, the friendly Consultant Ophthalmologist at CFS declared that vision in my right eye had been restored to the extent of 90 % and that it was to be further fine tuned over the next 8 to 10 days .A similar test within 21 hrs of surgery had revealed less than satisfactory results. I would candidly admit at this stage, I was more inclined for gradual recovery rather than quick restoration.
In addition to being given positive sight inputs, I was encouraged to gradually take up normal activities,such as ,walking ,reading ,writing ,watching TV etc. The strenuous activities, as expected, were to be avoided ,nevertheless. It was a welcome sigh of relief.
More freedom was in offing subsequent to stichless, painless and no bandage surgery made possible as a result of only 3 mm incision as opposed to 10 to 12 mm incision in conventional surgery. A Hoya-P.S.A.F.-1 (U.V.) lens was emulsified with the help of ultrasonic energy. One is not sure whether Monofocal or Multifocal IOL(Interaocular Implant) was placed within my eye to correct the vision for distance and reading ,otherwise impeded by Cataract.
Apart from minimum complications, the whole procedure took barely 15 minutes, though the experience with drops of local anaesthesia was a mixed one. A sort of lingering pain prevailed which could have been avoided if injection method was resorted to .A short interaction with the surgeon prior to surgery and careful removal of patient to a proper recovery room after surgery can be good confidence building measures. Also, overall basic facilities at the hospital should be in tandem with quantum of payment.
Based on experience gained and expectations raised, does one presume that the scenario will be bright provided the precautions spelt out are to be taken in right spirits? Hope, I am in a position to take rest as advised. And, the IOL soon truly becomes a part and a parcel of my body for the rest of life as claimed by the surgeons.
There cannot be a better joy than the joy of seeing. I need it, to jingle all the way………..