J11 wrote:Could always try eye drops instead.
That actually sounds pretty interesting, but they still have to do clinical trials, so I don't expect any general availability until I'm already blind.
I am glad to hear that I can get multi-focal lenses, however. I've worn trifocal glasses for the last twenty years, and my optometrist tells me that my cataracts are right on the verge of requiring surgery.
My wife has had her lenses replaced in both eyes, and a side effect was the appearance of a number of large floaters. This distressed her quite a bit, until she found out about a procedure to clear the floaters. It involves removing the fluid from the eyeball, filtering out the floaters, and returning the clear fluid to the eye. This is done via two holes in the eyeball and a pump, so the pressure in the eye drops only a small amount. It left a visible air bubble in her eye, which was disconcerting, but it went away in 4 or 5 days.
It sounds worse than it is. She's had one eye done so far, and the most annoying part was the after-surgery eye drop cycle that lasts for a month. But she has clear vision in that eye now, and the other one will be done soon.
It's weird how I'm constantly surprised by the passage of time when it's literally the most predictable thing in the universe. -- xkcd