Cataract Surgery Is Getting Easier On The Eyes

As I write this on my home computer, it's noon, barely two hours since I lay on an operating table at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. While I chatted with him in a sodium-pentathol haze for 45 minutes, Dr. Julius Shulman performed some surgical procedures known by such tongue-twisting terms as phacoemulsification and intraocular implantation. That is, he removed a cataract from my right eye and inserted a new lens.

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