Up at 06.15 this morning. and after a quick cup of tea and a piece of toast, Lindsay drove me to St. Thomas's for an 07.30 appointment to have a cataract removed from my right eye. After some delay while the administrator searched for the list, I waa first up. The operation isn't painful, just a bit uncomfortable. You have to stay completely still. looking into a very bright light for about half an hour, while the surgeon removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a plastic one, under a local anaesthetic. We were on the way home by about 10, and I went back to bed till 13.30.
So far, (19.30) the eyesight is fairly blurred, and the notes do warn that it can take several weeks to settle down. The eye is a bit sore, but that's only to be expected. Nothing that Paracetamol can't relieve.