Yesterday I underwent cataract surgery on my right eye. Initially, my operation was supposed to occur at 1:30 PM, so I was told not to eat anything after 7PM the night before. The whole process can easily take until 4 PM, so that would be 21 hours of abstinence. My body does not tolerate hunger. If I miss a lunch (after having breakfast) my blood pressure can jump to 190/110. If I miss both breakfast and lunch, who knows what can happen, and it can't be good.
He said that my cataract was much worse than anticipated, but was able to overcome all hurdles to insert an AcrySofToric IOL, which can reduce astigmatism, while correcting distance vision. I told him that I wouldn't mind using reading glasses, but wanted to see my ball bouncing on a green 150 yards away. This lens has been inserted into 25 million eyes.
Felt great, had a cereal with milk, and caught a bus to see Dr. Portis. He said all looked well and indicated my eye test showed accelerated recovery. He indicated I could re-start golf anytime I wanted. One thing is obvious: the blacks are black and the whites are not yellowish. I've been seeing the world through a yellowed plastic sheet for the past few decades. I've never observed such beautiful white color pigeons and vases in my life. Still not quite unblurry, but great hue. And no pain or discomfort. Wonderful. In two weeks, the left eye.
So with an extra hop to my step I walked into downtown Honolulu to seek out a best place for lunch. It was only 10:15, and Lucky Belly and The Pig and the Lady were not opened yet. So I had a teriyaki chicken bowl and onion bomb at Marukame at the Fort Street Mall:
Note McDonald's across the mall. That onion bomb, except for being horribly greasy and not hot enough, was actually quite good.