What is the Point of Cadillac Surgery?

shutterstock_157005353My ophthalmologist got right to the point. “You have two Cadillacs in your eyes and they will need to be removed!” I was offended and quoted what I remembered from Matthew 7:5 “You hypocrite, first remove the “Beamer” from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the “Cadillac” out of your brother’s eye.

The first surgery is over. A laser zapped the Cadillac and the surgeon implanted a new lens. Thanks to what he called a “relaxant” I didn’t even flinch. I don’t think I would have flinched if they had thrown me out a second story window. I had forgotten the world was full of such detail and color. I am scheduled to have surgery on the second eye this Thursday.

I am looking forward to being Cadillac free. I must confess I am also looking forward to the “relaxant. ”

So is there a point to this post?


I was amazed at  how profoundly my Cadillac had affected my ability to see clearly. Over the years I realized I have suffered from other impairments to “clear vision.”

  • For  years I was focused on fame and neglected my family.
  • Unfounded anxiety once blinded me.
  • Staring at retirement made me near-sighted.
  • A bank account clouded my vision.
  • There was a time when my own choice of “relaxant” blurred my focus.
  • An accumulation of STUFF once kept me from seeing clearly.

After my surgery I will have 20/20 vision. I am determined to search for any other impediments to sight that could keep me from living 20/20 life. Your prayers for success in both areas are appreciated.

Have you had cataract surgery? What were the results?
Have you ever had anything impair your “vision of life?” What did you do?