The medical information in this posting is based on hearsay and may be grossly inaccurate. But essentially the story is true.
Some fifteen years or so ago, a musician now in his sixties perhaps known to some readers, was told by his eye doctor that he had an incipient cataract problem. He did nothing about it. Subsequently, he developed glaucoma. For the last thirteen years he has been practically blind. For some reason, very recently, his eye doctor told him it might be a good ides to look after the cataracts now. The musician did so, thinking it couldn’t do any harm.
Mirabile dictu – his eyesight was restored.
For the first time, he could see his grandson.