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Cataract surgery with laughter?

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Smile Bringers

Linda's cataract surgery

Linda uses laughter for stress release. Just before I left home the day of my surgery, I put a clown red nose in her bag. 

Little did I know that I would be allowed to take my camera into the operating room. The staff did not know that I had the red nose hidden in my hand.

There was a lot of laughing in the OR just before the surgery began. Any fear I may have had when I faced cataract surgery was quickly lost with the light but reassuring atmosphere brought by the medical staff.

A quick and easy recovery was the bonus of this story. 

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3 Responses to “Cataract surgery with laughter?”
  1. I had a similar experience when getting Lasik eye surgery on both eyes at the same day a ten minute operation, and could see immediately thereafter (was legally blind without high-prescription corrective lenses, prior to that) I believe that in some way laughter acts like a pain-number/pain-eliminator or substitute to anasthesia (I had no injection) but was really laughing and joking and the eye surgeon said he had spoken to all of the other opthalmologists that were working in the clinic and they all agreed that they never had a patient who had recovered so quickly and healed as fast and am sure that laughter played a marjor part in the process (besides myopic vision (involving the deviation where light is actually reflected on which spot away from the retina from where it was supposed to have been focused) and also had ambiolism (wandering eye/lack of binocular focus) and astigmatism (mis-shapen pupils) and all three conditions were corrected at once!!!

  2. Linda says:

    Thank you for your story!

  3. Gus Duncklee says:

    im not much of a reader usually, but your writing style makes me feel like reading

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