Eiei …

I think this is my first body modification – I do not count filling up some holes in teeth ages ago as real modification, especially because the original parts stayed in place. But today a part was taken out and replaced by an artificial thing : The lens of my right eye was replaced, btw with an absolute standard run-of-the-mill artificial lens, nothing with filters, or bi-focal, or whatever, just a plain, clear lens, and it already makes a difference. As the surgeon explained to me, it is possible to use lenses that help with short~ or longsightedness. I opted for the one that helps with my myopia. This afternoon I carefully opened my right eye in my own appartement, and – at least for a short moment – I saw everything clear. What is already a small wonder.
But what surprised me even more is the brightness. The nearly sixty year old lens in my left eye gives all a “beige” tint : When I look at the screen through my left eye, the background is not white, but, well, “beige”, much so. When I look at it through my right, modified,, eye, the background is really white (you know that white with the blue tones in it – this is it) – a remarkable difference.
Of course the right glass is now of no more use, so I stuck a piece of paper behind it. Interestingly my operated eye was not bandaged. I was told to use it, be careful of course, and was given some plastic thing I shall fix with plastrum for the night to protect the eye from something physical or mechanical.
As it goes, when you start you have to go to the end. This procedure very sure will cause the same op on my left eye. The image we “see” is a combination of the informations both optical nerves transmit to the visual centre somewhere in our heads. The brain brings these two images into agreement, but it can bridge only a certain difference. If one image is too unclear, grainy or blurred the result may be double-vision, strong headaches, perhaps disorientation.
My ophthalmologist said that the maximum difference is around three dioptres.
When my right eye will start to heal etc. the difference between the two eyes will certainly be higher than 3 dioptres, so another intrusion is nearly unavoidable. Could be done next week. If all goes well then, all heals as it should without complications, new glasses could be measured mid-January. They will surely be lighter, thinner, perhaps a little bit more elegant than what I have now. And there is even the chance that I do not need glasses for reading or around the house nay more :
A cheer for modern medicine !

13 thoughts on “Eiei …

  1. Oh! I am so happy for you, Mago! I knew and understood your worry, but all is worth it. You deserve a glass of something chilled and festive.So I shall have some Prosecco for you!

  2. Hooray! May your second surgery go just as well if not better than the first, now that you know what to expect! I think you will be really happy with the difference once all is said and done. One thing to note: When night driving the oncoming headlights create a kind of half halo on the rim of my eyes. It’s a little distracting and annoying. Like having a hair in your eye that you can’t remove. I never liked night driving anyways. Maybe you won’t have this problem, but if you do, then you’ll know its just the glare of the headlights catching the rim of your artificial len(s). Not a forerunner of a stroke or something.

  3. HUZZAH ! Exactly so Savannah !

    Prosecco all ’round Dinahmow !

    Yes – I am just back from the first follow-up examination, and they made a little eyesight test. The progress on my left eye is already tremendous, I now, while it is still not settled in etc. reach 80 % eyesight again. Before the procedure it was 10 %, and I was technically one-eyed. As you cleverly remark Looby – it is brilliant !

    Thank You very much, dear MsScarlet !

    Yesterday i saw something like the lens’s outer ring accidentially. My eye doctor explained that the original organ has the form of a small ball, while the artificial object is plain. It needs to be – grabbed is a stupid word in this context, sorry ; the organic material around it needs to close around the new object, it needs to find its place, what will take around two weeks. The image with the hair is very fitting Melanie, I know exactly what you mean. But it is still much too early, nothing is fixed yet.

    Thank You All for the sympathy, the best wishes, and all.

  4. Do not allow the lack if good news to drag you down, dearest Mistress. A lot of small good news will outweigh the big bad monster news … at least I was told so …

  5. I’m so pleased it’s gone well. I’ll need cataracts seen to eventually, if not for some time yet, and I have to admit I’m looking forward to getting new lenses that I hope will improve my eyesight. It’s a much more straightforward op than it used to be, quite wonderful!

  6. Yes, halfway there Eryl – I only hope the second part goes as smooth as the first.

    My experience so fas is straightforwardly good : Uncomplicated, payne-free, absolutely bearable. I am not “happy” to look forward to the next procedure, but I now know what to expect. And the instant improvement I can see with my right eye is worth the whole effort. I am really looking forward for the spring colours, your eyesight surely will be improved Zoe.

  7. Are these the ones who say stuff like “Resistance is futile !” ?
    Regarding “modifications” I saw the picture of a man who is not only totally tatto’d, but has also stuff under his skin, emulating horn like structures. He also found some “doctors” who cut off parts of his nose (böörg !). The latest addition is to cut off parts of his hand – don’t know if he had it done on both hands.
    I wonder where he works ? Maybe he is part time “ruler of darkness” or something.
    BTW, since when is there a “+” in your name IDV ?

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