Cataract update

My cataract surgery went well, as far as I know.  (I go in for my post-op exam later this morning.)  Usually it’s done with local anesthetic, but my eye-muscles and reflexes were such that they put me completely under, which was nice, actually.  Instead of watching the probe move closer and closer to the jelly of my eye, I simply went to sleep.  When I woke up, it was done.  My vision from the eye that was operated on is still really blurry.  Some patients report immediate and dramatic improvements, but, from what I’ve read, it sometimes takes longer.  Reading and computering (to coin a verb) is pretty difficult right now.   I’ll keep the blog going, though.  I’m working on formatting something big for you to chew on, so stay tuned.  I really do appreciate the support and the prayers that many of you have been offering.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://www.gslcnm.com Pastor Philip Spomer

    Hang in there Dr. Vieth. Praying for a reapid recovery and clear vision.

  • http://www.gslcnm.com Pastor Philip Spomer

    Hang in there Dr. Vieth. Praying for a reapid recovery and clear vision.

  • Pete

    That “completely under” is a good deal. There’s a common anesthetic adjunct called Versed which renders significant chunks of time unaccounted for. I recall thinking, as they wheeled me into the OR, “how in the world am I not going to see them sucking the lens out of my eye and stuffing the new one in.” I recall moving from the stretcher to the OR table then the next thing I knew was that I was home on my sofa with an eye patch and a cup of coffee. I hope that was your experience – sounds like it was.

  • Pete

    That “completely under” is a good deal. There’s a common anesthetic adjunct called Versed which renders significant chunks of time unaccounted for. I recall thinking, as they wheeled me into the OR, “how in the world am I not going to see them sucking the lens out of my eye and stuffing the new one in.” I recall moving from the stretcher to the OR table then the next thing I knew was that I was home on my sofa with an eye patch and a cup of coffee. I hope that was your experience – sounds like it was.

  • Grace

    You are in our prayers. I pray your vision will be very clear soon.

    God bless you – Grace

  • Grace

    You are in our prayers. I pray your vision will be very clear soon.

    God bless you – Grace

  • Helen K

    Praying for you, Dr. Veith. I think it’s amazing you’re up and typing and watching TV. Phil had that surgery done on one eye several several years ago and I hardly remember the restrictions now. His other eye was done years later. He still needs glasses however.

    We changed opthomologists when a “repair” was done by the original surgeon which was just supposed to be a laser “tweak”. There was damage to the macula and subsequently he underwent a macular hole repair. That did lay him up. Head down position for quite some time. Not fun. I am delighted you are maintaining the blog but please try to get some rest as well. Maybe you can use the time to pray that the R & R team will prevail come November! (:

  • Helen K

    Praying for you, Dr. Veith. I think it’s amazing you’re up and typing and watching TV. Phil had that surgery done on one eye several several years ago and I hardly remember the restrictions now. His other eye was done years later. He still needs glasses however.

    We changed opthomologists when a “repair” was done by the original surgeon which was just supposed to be a laser “tweak”. There was damage to the macula and subsequently he underwent a macular hole repair. That did lay him up. Head down position for quite some time. Not fun. I am delighted you are maintaining the blog but please try to get some rest as well. Maybe you can use the time to pray that the R & R team will prevail come November! (:

  • helen

    Don’t spoil the job by rushing into things!
    But they must have told you what you should
    and shouldn’t do while it’s healing?

    God bless you with a good recovery!

  • helen

    Don’t spoil the job by rushing into things!
    But they must have told you what you should
    and shouldn’t do while it’s healing?

    God bless you with a good recovery!

  • Ken

    Peace,Grace and Comfort as you heal Dr.Veith.

  • Ken

    Peace,Grace and Comfort as you heal Dr.Veith.

  • LAJ

    Glad to hear it went well. Aren’t you too young for cataracts? :)

  • LAJ

    Glad to hear it went well. Aren’t you too young for cataracts? :)


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