Light Sensitive

This morning, Jackie drove me to Bolton, a suburb of Poole, for my cataract surgery assessment from

SpaMedica, a private hospital contracted to NHS.

After a thorough review, involving repeats of some tests and scans undergone at Boots opticians two days ago, including further drops to dilate the pupils, and measurements of the lenses, I was booked in for surgery next Sunday, 21st.

I remained light sensitive for three or four hours, which did not prevent me watching the Women’s Six Nations rugby matches between England and Scotland, and between Wales and Ireland.

This evening we all dined on crispy fishcakes; creamy mashed potato; crunchy carrots; piquant cauliflower cheese; and tangy ratatouille, with which I drank Lazy Pig, a light hoppy ale.


  1. I can’t believe how quickly the date has been offered. That’s wonderful news and I hope all goes well for you.

  2. Cataract surgery is such a smooth and quick procedure. I had mine in ’21. I am surprised that they will be doing the surgery on a Sunday. Nothing is done on Sunday here, unless it is an emergency situation. All the best to you with that procedure.

  3. Wow, Derrick. That’s a rather too close up photograph. But I trust the operation will be a success. I am always reminded of an old missionary doctor in Tanganyika who used one of his scalpels to kill a snake. His comment was, “The operation was a success. The patient died.”

  4. Good luck with your surgery, Derrick. Kevin had it done a year ago and it was very successful. He is ultra squirmish about anything around this eyes so for him to say the surgery was a breeze says something.

  5. ‘My, what big eyes you have!’ But you’re no wolf????. How was the match. Will you watch The Masters golf tournament? Final round today and I’ll watch some of it.

    1. Thank you very much, Lindsey. I need that reassurance because I last had one 30 years ago consequent upon a cricket ball in the eye at age 14, and I was in acute pain for a fortnight afterwards

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