Just to clear things up, I havent had cataract surgery, in fact the eyeball wasnt opened, I had surgery to correct the double vision that has given me such a lot of trouble in recent years. The surgery involved a muscle weakening procedure where the muscle was disconnected and reattached. I can feel the stitches in my eye which is uncomfortable. Band practice was OK because I'm on back row and didnt play any high notes. However it was a strain looking closely at the music and trying to maintain eye contact with conductor. Bandroom lighting was also uncomfortable and had to wear shades. So I guess I have a long way to go before normal service is resumed. I am playing a gig in church tomorrow night - cafe church with a bit of a jazz theme, playing 4 solos but no screamers, honest!