Gov. Paterson recovering from cataract surgery

June 28, 2008 3:14:16 PM PDT
Gov. David Paterson is out of the hospital following a successful surgery Saturday to remove a cataract. The governor's aides say the operation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan lasted about 90 minutes.

Paterson was sedated during the procedure, but went to the recovery room awake and alert.

By early afternoon he was resting at home. Aides say he plans to resume his normal schedule Sunday.

Paterson is legally blind. The cataract was discovered during an emergency procedure last month to relieve pain from an attack of acute glaucoma.


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