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‘Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston’ (OCB) Provide An Useful Guide To Cataract Surgery ‘Intraocular Lenses’ (IOLs).

by Anura Guruge

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For more information on IOLs from OCB click here.

They also included these tips for SENIORS like I.

OCB did my cataract surgeries — which I am very pleased with. The above is from their latest Newsletter which I get via e-mail. I thought it was important to share this valuable information with you. Do YOU agree?

Rather Confusing COVID Vaccination Invitation By Boston’s (Famed) ‘Mass General Brigham’.

by Anura Guruge

This is the second e-mail invitation I have received from ‘Mass General’.

Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB), where I got my cataract surgeries, are a part of ‘Mass General’. I have to believe that this is why I got these two e-mails. So, I qualify as a Mass General patient through OCB. Cool.

Well, I didn’t bother to read the first invitation because I had LUCKILY already got mine, on March 6, 2021, even though I had to wait in line 3-hours.

But, today I read the 2nd e-mail (shown above). It would appear that I am NOT qualified since I am a NH resident. So, not sure HOW this would have worked.

Now, they DO know where I live. Trust me, they know where I live.

Hhhmmmm. I have to think about this. Not impressed.

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by Anura Guruge

Dry Eyes, I Have Come To Appreciate, Should Not Be Overlooked.

by Anura Guruge

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As l have chronicled here I had cataract surgery done on both my eyes — twice on my right eye — between November 2020 & mid-January 2021. I am pleased with the outcome. The surgeries were done at OCB, i.e., Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, & I lucked out in getting assigned to the OUTSTANDING Dr. Theodor Sauer. Wow! What a doctor & a laudable human being. We was beyond great. Well 4-days prior to the surgeries & a month after each, I had to use medicated 3-in-1 eye drops (that I have already spoken about). Once those eye drops were done Dr. Sauer was insistent that I kept on using lubricated eye drops to keep my eyes from getting dry.

He was very adamant — in the nicest possible way. Explained that most folks, which included I, did not appreciate the significance & worth of keeping one’s eyes well lubricated — especially in the winter. He recommended these & gave me a some samples. Funnily enough a previous eye doctor had recommended the same brand.

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I value my eyes. So, I will do whatever I am asked to do. So, I have been using drops, daily, for the last few weeks. They definitely make a difference. Easier on the eye.

Then today I got this e-mail newsletter basically stressing what Dr. Sauer had told me.

So, I wanted to share it with you. Take note. Don’t mess with your eyes.

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by Anura Guruge

The Toric Lens Implanted In My Right Eye Is Getting Rotated 15 Degrees On Monday!

by Anura Guruge

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Basically FOLLOW-UP cataract surgery — on my RIGHT eye; my bad eye. We always knew that this was the eye that was going to be challenging.

I had cataract surgery on it, by the AMAZING Dr. Theodor Sauer of OCB, i.e., Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, on December 7, 2020. Wow. As I detailed here, for the first time in 52-years I could see out of that eye without glasses or contacts.

But, it was NOT perfect. The LEFT eye, which I had done 12-days earlier, is near perfect.

We did NOT expect the same results from the right eye.

I saw Dr. Sauer this last Monday, January 4, 2021. He thinks he can IMPROVE on the right eye.

So, I am having SURGERY again this coming Monday, January 11, 2021.

He is going to open my eye & get to the implanted lens. Then he is going to rotate it 15 degrees. I forgot to ask him in what direction. Doesn’t matter to I. He knows. I trust him — implicitly.

Wow. I am excited.

Well I will keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

My Cataract Surgeries, By Dr. Theodor Sauer Of OCB (Boston), Pretty Close To Miraculous — My Best Vision In 52-Years!

by Anura Guruge

I had both eyes done 12-days apart.

Dr. Theodor Sauer

I am uncharacteristically lost for words to adequately describe
his brilliance, CARING & dedication.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. From the ‘OCB’ Website.

For health reasons you cannot donate used contact lenses. I looked.

I can see AGAIN!

I can actually see & read things without contact lenses or glasses. I have not been able to do that in over 52-years! 52-years. That is a longtime.

This is the BEST VISION I have had since I was 14-years old. I am in awe.

Dr. Theodor Sauer is a genius. A magician. I am in awe of his skills & his traits as a caring, compassionate human being. Wow. He is a GOOD MAN. Salt of the Earth.

He worked Thanksgiving morning so folks like I could have surgery the day before (given that OCB insists on a post-op check-up the day after surgery). He has called me at 9am on Saturday & at 6:30pm in the evening. He cares. He is dedicated. He is brilliant.

I lucked out. I did not pick him. OCB, i.e., Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, never gave me a chance. He was assigned to I & I could NOT be gladder. I lucked out. I won the lottery.

No pain, not even any discomfort! Did NOT have to take any pills after surgery. Both eyes GREAT.

He also has two amazing support staff: Jessica J. & Carla A. They were both outstanding. So helpful, so patient. I lucked out.

I found OCB on the Web. I wanted my eyes ‘done’ in Boston. SMILE.

I called them, for the first time, on September 10, 2020. They told me I had to go 3-weeks without contact lenses in either eye. Based on that they got me an appointment with Dr. Sauer on October 1, 2020.

88-days from 1st phone call to having my 2nd eye done!

Not even 3-months. Some places in New Hampshire couldn’t get me in for my preliminary appointment for 3-months.

Am I happy? Am I glad? Am I excited? It is nice to be able to see.

Second time in 20-months that I have totally & utterly lucked out with surgeons. March 2019 was when I needed my emergency quadricep tendon tear surgery. That time I was assigned Dr. Charles Blitzer. He also did magic & I honestly thought I would never, ever encounter a doctor as good as Dr. Blitzer. Then I was assigned Dr. Sauer. Has to be Karma. I was due some, but I seem to have been rewarded in buckets.

So, when it comes to OCB all I have is praise, kudos, admiration, respect & THANKS. I can’t recommend or endorse them any higher. I lucked out.

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by Anura Guruge

Trying To Get A RAPID COVID-19 Test In New Hampshire Appears More Difficult That Trying To Castrate An Angry Bull Elephant.

by Anura Guruge

As some of you know I am SUPPOSED to get cataract surgery on my left eye, this Wednesday, in Boston, by ‘OCB‘.

At 2pm TODAY they called to say I need a negative COVID test BEFORE they will schedule the bloody surgery. They basically give me 24-hours.

We (i.e., two of us) start checking on the Web & calling around. Some folks were VERY NICE BUT there was NO WAY they could get me test results that quickly.

I got in the car & drove to a facility.

They told me to come back at 8am tomorrow & they will SEE what they can do. I also have a 1pm appointment in Wolfeboro, at Huggins Hospitals, BUT it is not certain they can get me the results ahead of bloody Wednesday.

I am far from bloody amused.

This has become a frigging bloody joke. Well, I will keep you posted. It will be bloody FUNNY if I test positive.

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by Anura Guruge