No, they don’t have to be “ripe.”
I have been putting off cataract surgery out of nothing buy fear. You are so right and now I am ready to see the light (groan) once again. Thank you for removing my fear while making me laugh. That's talent my friend!
I'm totally on board with this. Cataract surgery is one of the great medical triumphs of the 20th century. I got monovision, which means that one eye is corrected for distance and the other for closeup. The brain seamlessly merges the 2, which means I don't need to whip out glasses to read restaurant menus. I do have glasses because my computer falls in the middle zone between the 2 corrections and to see a little better at a distance, eg for going to the theater (when is that going to happen again) and for driving (ditto).
I am 58 and was told I had "baby" cataracts. My vision this year has sucked. I am thrilled to learn that momma's babies don't need to ripen to come out. I'm not waiting for Medicare to fix this. Hoping it doesn't cost crazy money to have them removed. Thanks for the enlightening article!
You are so funny !
I had LASIK in 1999 and am able to see pretty well. I guess results may vary.
Right on, SS about basic cataract surgery, but surgery for multi focal lenses does end to have more complications, is expensive and not covered by Medicare.