Re: Cataracts and color perception
I would concur 100% with Chuck's assessment of pre/between/post cataract surgery. Had my eyes done last Sept and Oct. Had mine corrected for distance. Pre surgery I could read traffic signs at a distance based on my general knowledge of what it should be. Between eyes being corrected I could look at a speed sign from considerable distance and read it looking out of my post op eye clearly. The other eye was a bit fuzzy at the same distance. Our clear Tucson skies took on a new color of blue as the yellow cast described by Chuck had been removed with a new lens. I do find that I must add moisture drops throughout the day to keep my new vision sharp. Helps considerably when selecting paint colors used for our freight cars.
I often walk with a retired ophthamologist friend who said that when he has his eyes corrected he will correct for near vision. I thought about the pros and cons of both, near and far for myself. Tough decision that each individual has to make for himself/herself. I don't mind wearing an Optivisor when modeling.
Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ
From: Charles Peck <lnnrr152@...>
To: RealSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 11:38 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Cataracts and color perception
I also had my eyes done some time apart. In between, one eye had the sky a bit overcast when the other
showed as clear blue. After both I would not say any colors were garish, just a lot more saturated
like a really good color photograph. Flowers had 'zing' again.
Chuck Peck still in Florida
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM, Richard Stern <rjs8@...> wrote:
For me all colors were more intense. I had eyes done a month apart so I had a good comparison. I'd say most difference was in greens and blues. Lots of colors had shifted to brownish pre surgery. No colors were garish post surgery.