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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  6. Hello my dearest friend, You Are Loved … Please accept my gift for you here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/05/27/all-about-lemon-is-beautiful-and-versatile-yay-toothsome-and-you-are-loved/
    Thanks so much!
    Dolly

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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.

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

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    • 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.

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  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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