Pope Francis has revealed that due to his failing sight, he would be undergoing cataract surgery, a procedure to treat foggy vision in older people.
“At my age, for example, you get cataracts, and you do not see well reality: next year we will have to have an operation,” Francis said during a meeting with inmates of a Rome prison on Thursday.
The 81-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church made this known while he was speaking about the need for people to “renew their gaze” in their approach to life, and to perform “cataract surgery on the soul.”
This happens when the eye’s internal lens goes cloudy, and the problem is resolved by its replacement with a clear artificial lens.
According to the American Academy of Ophtalmology, having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colourful.
According to media report, the operation has a high success rate. (NAN)
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