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Subject: [Leica] Cataract surgery, part deux
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:58:55 -0500 (CDT)

Hope all goes well Peter.  Also a speedy recovery.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Klein" <pklein at>
To: "lug" <lug at>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:51:26 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Leica] Cataract surgery, part deux

LUG:  Caution, unabashed play for sympathy ahead.

It's been two years after the first eye was "fixed." The other eye has 
done the same thing--gotten progressively cloudier and more 
nearsighted.  So it's time to replace my original lens with a new, 
artificial one.  The surgery happens this coming Tuesday.  Even though 
I've been through it once before, I'm a little nervous. I'm also looking 
forward to getting it over with.  It's going to be interesting, after 
being nearsighted all my life, to have "normal" vision and need to use 
reading glasses to see close, rather than just take off my glasses.

I may not be free of glasses, though.  After the first operation, I saw 
double when looking to the right, and they had to put prism correction 
into my glasses. It remains to be seen whether equalizing the focal 
lengths of the two eyes will make this better or worse.  I had a 
wall-eye when I was a kid, which was corrected with surgery in the 
mid-1950s.  This issue may be fallout from that.  I guess I'll adapt, 

How will all this play out in terms of using a camera and being able to 
see the menus and controls?  Stay tuned.


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