Sarah Potter Writes

Pursued by the Muses of prose and poetry

In praise of modern eye-surgery

Wow, those colours! This is like seeing them through the wondrous eyes of a child again. Rejuvenation.

Three weeks ago, a twenty-minute, painless, cataract operation under local anaesthetic transformed my world. When I removed my eye-patch the next day, vibrant colours had replaced all the fuzzy greyness; I could see every blade of grass, every leaf, and all the nuances of light and shade. And the day after that, during a walk in the woods, the green brilliance of the trees and the splendour of the bluebells nearly blew me away.

Today, I’m wearing my old crazy multi-coloured straw sun hat that’s been languishing in a drawer for years. And I’ve decided to take up painting again, so my next venture will be a children’s novel for 8-11 year-olds, complete with illustrations. Β  Β Β 

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17 thoughts on “In praise of modern eye-surgery

  1. Nice written


  2. Yay – and thank goodness for small incision phacoemulsification anaesthesia I say.


  3. Also I look forward to seeing the illustrations – what media will you be using? I see you as a watercolour kind of girl but matching personalities to art media is not an exact science you must understand.


  4. Watercolours, acrylics, or pen, ink, and wash? Not sure which yet.


  5. That’s so exciting, Sarah! Painting, illustrating, a novel! It’s a new day!


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  7. I am so thrilled for you. Colours and vibrancy abound. Add to that renewed creativity and it’s just a wondrous life.


  8. I’m so happy for you. You must be so excited.


    • Yes, I’m very excited, although I went to the optician today and he says I still have to wear glasses as my other eye is very shortsighted. I took an hour to choose a new pair, rejecting anything decorated with bling. Have chosen a suitably cool geeky pair.


  9. So happy for you, Sarah and so very glad it all went so well! Write on, looking forward to your new “visions.” πŸ™‚


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