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I’m off to get my second eye operated on today for a cataract (replacement of my clouding-over natural lens with an artificial one).

The first operation at the end of June was a big success — I can now see 20-20 from that eye without glasses for the first time since I was seven.

Thanks to everybody who contributed.

 
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  1. J1234 says:

    The first operation at the end of June was a big success — I can now see 20-20 from that eye without glasses for the first time since I was seven.

    I know the feeling. I remember peeking through the bandages eight or nine years ago after my surgery. The edges of walls and ceilings were crisp and sharp instead of fuzzy. Amazing! First time I hadn’t needed glasses since age 14. The good news is that after eight or nine years, my distance vision hasn’t denigrated much at all. I’ve kind of settled down to 20-25 or so and stayed there.

    It’ll be interesting to hear what your reading vision is like, though. I often need reading glasses – especially in low light – but with some print I can get away without them if I’m holding the book far enough away from me. I did get some prescription glasses that take me up to 20-20 or better, but I only wear them when driving at night for long periods of time (which isn’t often.)

    Oh, BTW, I had a severe allergic reaction to post-surgery steroids. Took my eye pressure way up so that I had to go on glaucoma pills temporarily. I think that’s uncommon, though.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  2. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    I remember you were wondering about what sort of lens to have implanted. What did you eventually decide on?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  3. MEH 0910 says:
    @Anon

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/sorry-about-no-posting/#comment-5420734

    Steve Sailer says: • Website
    July 1, 2022 at 8:41 am GMT • 1.1 months ago ↑
    @Rob
    I decided to keep it simple and get monofocal lenses implanted for distance vision and wear reading glasses at my computer.

  4. Slow Day Due to Eye Surgery

    You could blog with your good eye.

    Here’s a story about crazy mathematician Paul Erdös.

    https://blogs.helsinki.fi/kulikov/2009/12/27/my-brain-is-open-the-mathematical-journeys-of-paul-erdos-a-book-review/

    Erdös needed a cornea transplant to restore vision to one of his eyes. As he was leaving Memphis, a donor became available. At first Erdös did not want to delay his travels for the operation, but after a lengthly argument his friends convinced him that his eyesight was more important. Nevertheless, he insisted on taking a pad with him to the operating room to continue his calculations. When the surgeon saw this he said, “You won’t need that. I’ll be working on your eye.”Erdös replied, “I’ll do math with the other eye.”

    • Replies: @James J. O'Meara
  5. Jack D says:
    @J1234

    As you get older you are going to lose your close focus no matter what because your natural lenses lose their ability to change shape. The implanted lenses are also monofocal (set at distance focus) unless you get a special kind, which Steve didn’t so he is going to need reading/computer glasses.

  6. Perhaps he hired Lionel Hutz.

    • LOL: dcthrowback
  7. Marat says:
    @Sgt. Joe Friday

    I don’t have enough frequent flyer point to agree, but “Agree”.

    Glad it’s working out so well Steve.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  8. Alden says:

    I’m sure it will go well.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  9. • Replies: @AndrewR
  10. northeast says:

    Congrats & good luck on the second eye. Cataract surgery has come a long way.

  11. OT: One instance of progress:

    People’s Park, that UC-owned bastion of liberation, freedom, and sticking it to the man but actually a negative energy vortex that has attracted every human behavioral and mental pathology for over 50 years, has been cleared out and the University has begun construction of student housing. One area of the park will be reserved for some sort of historical monument.

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/uc-berkeley-clears-peoples-park-17348176.php

    • Replies: @James J. O'Meara
  12. We want pics of your new car

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Clyde
  13. AndrewR says:
    @Sgt. Joe Friday

    I hope he approves all the agreers’ comments more quickly

  14. AndrewR says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Zelenskyyyyyy and Sailer want to keep weapons flowing to Ukraine and Azov so of course they will support queer “marriage” in order to keep the shekels raining

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Bardon Kaldian
  15. Jack D says:
    @AndrewR

    Here are the countries in Europe where same sex marriage is legal:

    Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    Should we break relations with all of these countries until they outlaw buggery?

  16. @AndrewR

    I think that this was, on surface, not one of Zelensky’s finest decisions (too much blood is shed to even think of fairies), but it probably was a strategic decision to “morally force” the West to give him more sophisticated arms, and if they hesitate, to blackmail them with “whose side you’re on? Putin’s, who suppresses gays or Iran’s that kills them?”

  17. Very glad that Steve is recovering. A friend of mine passed through the same: first the big stuff (go glasses, go), then- cataract.

  18. @JohnnyWalker123

    The fix is in, and they are paying AJ back for his support for Trump (and immigration restriction) back in 2015-2021. If only he didn’t cuck in this trial. (Guess he thought he had a chance to beat these lying cheaters. He should’ve known better.) Never complain, never explain, always mock.

    As Paul Kersey noted in VDare back in 2018, the deplatforming for AJ is not for being correct about the lizard people who rule us all (duh), but for his support for immigration restriction.

    https://vdare.com/articles/immigration-patriotism-not-conspiracy-theories-triggered-tech-totalitarians-purge-of-infowars-alex-jones

  19. Steve, if you need a break from posting, take a /nightwalk/ and try out your new eye.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/me-and-my-flashlight/#comment-3433480

    Cline felt her song dumb September 6, 2019

    “EXT. VALLEY VILLAGE – NIGHT: STEVE SAILER, trivia whiz and diversity apostate, listens to his footsteps echo through the quiet streets. Up ahead glow the lights of the 7-Eleven, where he will purchase an apple from a silent West African clerk. ” I’m not sure if you’ll be picked up by Harry Dean Stanton in a repossessed car, quietly observed on behalf of Pritzker-esque gangsters by Ryan Gosling in his Malibu from “Drive,” or run over by Bronze Age Pervert’s jet-powered, monkey-navigated DeLorean before it heads to its first stop on its journey into the artifice of antiquity: Turin, 1889.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  20. @John Johnson

    I want pics of his new corneas.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  21. You can teach your speech to text to understand you in the wake of all this, you’re a better man than I

  22. Twinkie says:
    @Sgt. Joe Friday

    No need for luck. I hope he picked a good ophthalmic surgeon.

  23. Clyde says:
    @John Johnson

    We want pics of your new car

    We want pics of your eye doctor’s new boat.

  24. Clyde says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Pre-scamdemic, back when Harry Dean Stanton could lend authenticity to a movie or a Bob Dylan tune. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/harry-dean-stanton-favourite-musicians/

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
  25. @Twinkie

    No need for luck. I hope he picked a good ophthalmic surgeon.

    Psalms 127:1 “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” We always need God’s help.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Clyde
  26. Twinkie says:
    @kaganovitch

    That’s not luck though.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Clyde
  27. Guest007 says:

    Steve,
    Thought of you when I saw this.

    Rise of the race shifters
    Governments are incentivizing the growth of Aboriginal identity fraud

    https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/rise-of-the-race-shifters/

  28. @Calvin Hobbes

    You could blog with your good eye.

    I’m doing that right now!

    PS: Guido von List had cataract surgery around 1905 and had to wear bandages and sit in the dark for 6 months. During this time, he had “revelations” about the original Germanic religion, Kristianity (note the K), the meaning of the runes, and his own family’s role in it (surprise, they were high priests!). From List to Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels to Hitler, and the rest is history.

    What will iSteve cook up?

  29. @JohnnyWalker123

    About as “accidental” as Lee Harvey Oswald’s marksmanship.

  30. @Ripple Earthdevil

    They should cap it with a thick concrete slab, like a dead nuclear reactor.

  31. @Clyde

    “You’re only as old as you feel. I feel like… boiled crap.” — HDS, “Two and a Half Men.”

    • Replies: @Clyde
  32. @Marat

    I don’t have enough frequent flyer point to agree, but “Agree”.

    I never hit those buttons. Can I transfer mine?

  33. @Twinkie

    No need for luck. I hope he picked a good ophthalmic surgeon.

    John Tanton was unavailable.

    • LOL: northeast
  34. Clyde says:
    @Twinkie

    That’s not luck though.

    Chance (luck) favors those who pray to God when in dire straits. I have never been in a 12 step program, but this is what they are doing. And I know how this universe works.

  35. Clyde says:
    @kaganovitch

    Contemporary English Version
    Without the help of the LORD it is useless to build a home or to guard a city.
    (I needed this explanation)

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  36. @Twinkie

    How does one realistically evaluate ophthalmic surgeons?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  37. Clyde says:
    @Peter D. Bredon

    HDS— First time I saw him was in Alien. The best of the Alien movies. He hung out with the adventurous Bohemian crowd in Los Angeles. With the interesting people of all the arts persuasions.

  38. @Clyde

    As is often the case, the Evangelical Heritage bible has the translation closest to literal/precise of the Hebrew original..

    ” If the Lord does not build the house,
    it is useless for the builders to work hard over it.
    If the Lord does not watch over the city,
    it is useless for the watchman to stand guard.”

    While the the KJV has a majesty and power of its own it is more of an ‘artistic’ translation. Due to changes in language, usage and syntax in the 4 centuries since it was written, its meaning is sometimes not clear to modern readers.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Che Guava
  39. Clyde says:
    @kaganovitch

    Now that is very, very clear to me! I will consult the Evangelical Heritage bible next time I don’t get a bible verse. Thanks!

  40. Che Guava says:
    @kaganovitch

    ‘The Hebrew original’: There is no such thing. The Greek version (Septuagint) precedes the Hebrew Talach by many centuries.

  41. Twinkie says:
    @Justasking

    Ask others in medicine you may know. You can even ask OR nurses to whom they would entrust their own children’s eyes.

    Surgeons do have reputations.

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