|High-res picture of my lens and retina.|
In 2015 he had spotted a cataract growing in my left eye.
Today he told me that the lens had clouded to the point where I could justify having the surgery now. He pulled out one of the favorite doctorly strategems ("if it were my eyes...")
[Sigh] at least the timing was propitious. It's open enrollment for another couple of weeks, so I'll check out the providers who cover cataract surgery in 2018.
I'm aware of one bad experience, but the dozen or so other people who have gone through it had excellent results.