Cataract surgery (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

Una operación de cataratas

Cecilia tells us about her upcoming cataract surgery. In this exercise you'll practise idiomatic expressions, subordinate clauses and passive sentences.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to be admitted (place in an institution)", "incision (deep cut)", "intraocular lens", "procedure (medical)", and "quality of life".

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Get the ophthalmologist to remove this cataract already! It's totally annoying and I can't see anything. Tomorrow by this time I will have been admitted to hospital for laser surgery on my left eye. During the surgery, the doctor will use an incredibly advanced laser technique to make several incisions and soften the cataract. After it has been softened, he will remove it and later it will be necessary to place an intraocular lens so that the original focus of the eye is restored, helping to improve my vision considerably. To finish this procedure, the ophthalmologist will close the incision with very small sutures. It seems that it is a complex procedure, however it only lasts half an hour and thanks to it I can improve my quality of life.

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