I’m 72. A recent mid-March bout with Covid-19 greatly accelerated cataracts in both eyes. It’s six months later. Covid long-haul after effects are slowly but steadily receding.
I just finished the second of two cataract surgeries. Holy shit. Colors like this I haven’t seen in decades.
When I look at the best photos I’ve edited in recent years they all look like I was a little too heavy-handed on the saturation sliders. The difference between reality, perception and how the brain processes information…is hard to nail down.
A month ago this photo looked just fine to me. Now, with new bionic eyes, the blue is, far too exaggerated. The grainy noise in the background is new to me now too. I’ll have to re-edit this photo. And perhaps all the others too.
Cataract surgery is common for apprentice geezers in their early 70s. But colors like this I haven’t seen in a long time. Cataracts likely begin slowly at a much earlier age. Surgery happens when it gets out of hand. But what about those in their 50s? Who knows what grainy noise lurks in the minds of men.