Now I can share the real reason I did not go to Los Angeles for the World Series. 3 months ago during a routine eye exam at my local hospital, the ophthalmologist said I needed cataract surgery on my left eye which was not unexpected as I had been told a few years back I had a developing cataract. Something told me to seek a second opinion so I got a referral to Mass Eye and Ear which is considered one of the best clinics on the planet and my PCP wanted me to see a certain doctor who is HIGHLY respected. I got the first appointment available and it was 10/25 and when I called last week to try and reschedule we were looking at March so ....... Before I even saw the doctor I had three tests done and when I saw him he told me to take a FOURTH test and he said I was an interesting case. That was a little unnerving to hear. This Doctor has an impressive resume. Scott Greenstein, M.D., FACS | Mass. Eye and Ear What he found was I had dry macular degeneration in the left eye and the cataract was not the issue. He was astonished that my previous 2 eye doctors had missed this. Short term it is not a big deal and he gave me a new script for glasses but told me over the next few years it will get worse and there is NO WAY to treat it. He said what makes my case peculiar is my right eve has now corrected itself to 20/20. He said I could do the surgery and give you a new lens but it would be useless (using a camera as an example ) if the film is no good. He said it is most likely genetic. Obviously in my line of work vision is important and to learn in a few years I might not be able to read is unnerving. Mass Eye and Ear is rated in the Top 5 in the US and I have to accept the diagnose.