On August 1st I flew from Kona, Hawaii to Tampa, Florida for cataract surgery. What I experienced can only be described as a miracle.
Not only can I see without glasses, the health issue symptoms I have been suffering from for more than a year are gone: The debilitating effects of Epstein-Barr virus, leaky gut, auto-immune disease of the thyroid, and osteoarthritis and serious lack of enthusiasm have disappeared!
I’ve been working diligently with Naturopathic and Integrative doctors and was at times better, but a long way from my normal vibrant, enthusiastic self.
Two weeks after cataract surgery I am feeling energetic and back to my usual enthusiastic self. If you have been putting off cataract surgery I hope my experience will give you courage. And if you don’t know your surgeon, consider following my path to the Perich Eye Center in Florida.
Why did I fly almost 5000 miles to the Perish Eye Center in New Port Richey?
Thanks to a karmic connection my brother Randy and I made with the Dr. Larry Perich and his family at Equitana USA in the 90s! They organized a training at their Paso Fino Ranch and we stayed in touch over all these years.
When I was told that I would likely lose the sight in my right eye due to Macular degeneration, Randy insisted I fly to Dr Larry Perich in Florida. Thank Heaven I did!
My left eye had 20/80 vision and my right eye with the MD 20/200, basically blind – and NOT eligible for cataract surgery I was told.
I was also warned that my left eye was seriously deteriorating.
I had been struggling to use the computer for more than a year.
I am writing this on the flight home and I am thrilled with how much easier it is to look at a computer screen now!
My left eye has 20/20 vision and has a special Vivity /Toric lens to see intermediate and distant range. My right eye still has the Macular Degeneration, but with a new Envista Toric lens and Dr Larry Perish’s genius, I see close-up with20/40 vision!! Seems like a
I expected to wear over-the-counter reading glasses for my phone and computer, but I don’t need them !
It’s normally recommended that you do the eyes about a week apart to allow for adjustment. But I was doing so well after the first day that my left eye the following day and filmed it just to show what a simple procedure it is.
If your vision is getting fuzzy and cataract surgery is recommended, please do it and don’t wait like I did. Six months ago I didn’t have macular degeneration and I believe if I followed the advice of my Hawaiian eye specialist I could have lost my sight in the right eye.
Belowis a video with Dr. Tanja Perich, describing some of the techniques I used for my own self-care and recovery.
Tanja is the brilliant daughter of Dr. Larry Perich. I stayed as a guest in her home which gave her a new perspective on follow-up after surgery.
You can book a cataract tele-medicine consult with Dr. Tanya Perich directly through Perich Esthetics at 727 777 2640. Tell them it’s for a cataract consultation.