. Your message is very encouraging. Fortunately, I can see to read just about everything except very small print (with glasses). I question whether I will be able to read labels on bottles in the shower after the surgeries since I don't wear my glasses when I'm taking a shower. Last evening, when I was trying to read a note that a person was holding on television, I was unable to read the note, even on a 55" screen.
The astigmatism in my left eye has become more pronounced in the last few weeks, so I'm glad I'm having the surgeries. Dr. Rodriguez said it would be optimum to have my corneas scraped before the cataract surgeries, but that just having the cataracts removed will be an improvement. He said that the astigmatism is caused by the scar tissue on the corneas, so it will have to be corrected with glasses. He said that the left cornea has more scarring than the right. He detailed the procedure used in scraping the corneas. He said he would do both at the same time and that my eyes would hurt for about three days. Then it takes around three months for the eyes to heal before the cataracts can be removed. I am not a fan of pain, so I decided I will wait and have that done later if necessary. Dr. Rodriguez said that I will always have to wear glasses if I don't have my corneas scraped before the cataracts are removed. Since I think I prefer my face with glasses on, I'm ok with that.