So we set up the appointment for this past Friday the 17th. I was told about ten years ago, I was starting to get cataracts, but they didn't seem to be growing fast, and each time I had my check up, my eye doctor would say, they look about the same. But this check up he thought it was time to see the doctor that is also a surgeon.
We arrived at the office at 10:10am, filled out paper work, gave them a copy of the medicines I take that I carry in my purse. Then waited. Was taken back to a little room, and the young lady did a quick eye check, very much like I had done on Wednesday. Then we went to another little waiting room to wait. Again, she came and got us, and took me to a little room, where they check for glaucoma. Then she put some drops into my eyes to numb them and did some kind of measurement, by sticking this little thing that almost looked like a pen light up against my eye. Apparently it took the measurements. Daughter and Granddaughter said it looked like she stuck it right in my eye. I have no idea. Then back to the little waiting room while I watched a video on a small lap top computer about cataracts. Again back into the examining room where they put drops to dilate the eyes ( also had this done on Wednesday). Then the doctor finally came in, looked and said, yes, it's time to have them taken care of and since they seem to be worse in the left eye, we would do that one first. He also said other than the cataracts, my eyes look healthy. We got out of the doctor's office at 12:10. The nine year old Granddaughter was very patient.
So I am scheduled to have them removed from that eye on Aug. 27th. For a week after the surgery, you have to be careful about lifting and straining. I will have to use two different prescription eye drops for several days before the surgery. Not sure what they are for and I didn't ask.
Now for the doctor doing the surgery, my goodness, he looks like he's about 15. Very nice young man, clean cut, wore a white coat. So many doctors don't seem to do that. I personally think a doctor looks nice wearing a white jacket or coat and I also like to see the nurses in the white uniforms, especially wearing their caps they got when they graduated from nursing school. Even if they wear white slacks instead of a dress or skirt. So often you can't tell the nurses from the aids, I guess they aren't called that any longer. I can't remember for sure just what they call them now. I'm probably old fashion, but I still think it's nice to see the registered nurses dressed in white, along with white shoes.
After we got out of the doctor's office, we swung by the Chinese place and picked up lunch to go, then drove to my Mother's and ate with her. Had a nice visit. Got home around 6pm.
Monday and Tuesday of this coming week, Abe has an appointment on each morning, for either a 3 month or six month check up. So we will have more running around to do. One is the lung doctor the other his arthritis doctor.
Hope everyone has a terrific Saturday evening and a wonderful Sunday.
P.S. This is what I found on the internet about my new doctor. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1995, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1999 prior to completing advanced training in cataract surgery. He has contributed to research in the fields of wound healing after eye surgery.