Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:45 am
Longtime readers may remember I didn't work for a day or two in the summer of 2009 because of cataract surgery.
That was for the right eye.
That worked out pretty well because it made my right eye -- my camera shooting eye -- a perfect 20/20.
Now it's time for the left eye.
I go into UMMC this morning to have Dr. Li from University Eye replace my left lens with an implant that will bring to an end the foggy, triple vision of that eye.
Today, I'll be pretty much out of commission. Tomorrow, I'll take it easy. I expect to be shooting Notre Dame's basketball game in Buffalo on Saturday.
We have some coverage lined up for today -- including a couple of stories I actually wrote last night that will self-publish later this morning.
Billie will be around, of course, listening to the scanner (not that we have totally locked in the county's new system yet).
Lisa Ace will be holding down the fort in the office today, handling any site sponsor needs.
BTW: I've got to tell you what I think is a pretty amazing story, a modern miracle, from my visit to University Eye a few weeks ago. All summer and winter, my vision had been declining, even in my right eye. It turns out, the lens was fogged over. Dr. Li used a laser for less than 60 seconds, just a few zaps, to clear the cloudiness away. Within an hour of leaving the office, I was back to 20/20 again. The sudden change in vision felt quite literately like scales falling away from my eyes. Modern technology can just be so amazing some times.
I'm looking forward to being 20/20 in both eyes for the first time since I was about 14.