So, yesterday, Thursday, May 25th, I had cataract surgery on my left eye. By this morning it is feeling a lot less scratchy and clear, and my aim is getting better with the eye drops (2 kinds). I had to take the left lens out of my glasses because it was causing some double vision. The real surprise yesterday afternoon was not clarity, it was color. I was looking at one of the flowering Rhododendron bushes in the yard (or, Mountain Laurel? I’m not sure of the difference.) and I was struck by the brilliant blue, almost violet color that I had not noticed before. When I covered the left eye, the color was still washed out (still have cataracts in the right one).
I too a photo and could see the same difference between the eyes in the picture. I tried playing around with the effects in a Photoshop-like program and I think I got pretty close to the difference. Here’s the approximate view with cataracts:
And this is the view without them:
Other colors are more intense too, and whites whiter, but the big difference in the Blue-Purple-Violet end of the spectrum. Even the sky is bluer.