Aaron Finch Undergoes Eye surgery due Impaired Vision
Aaron Finch, Australia’s white-ball captain, reveals that he had eye surgery to repair impaired vision, but the full degree of his recovery will not be known until he returns to the West Indies next month.
Endured Through The Australian Summer
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The 34-year-old opener says he first noticed the issue during the Indian Premier League last year. He endured through the Australian summer and the Twenty20 tour of New Zealand in February and March before seeking assistance.
“I noticed it during the IPL. One day it just sorts of changed, and it turned out to get a little bit worse,” Finch told
“It was just bloody blurry, which isn’t ideal as a batsman in international cricket. I tried to contact (lenses), and couldn’t get them right… they just wouldn’t sit right in my eye.
“After New Zealand, we thought that was the best time to be able to get it done. It was about a three-week process and it was really smooth.”
Successful left eye surgery
Finch hasn’t played since Australia’s five T20s in St Lucia starting on July 10 and three one-dayers in Barbados will see how successful his left eye surgery was.
“I’m seeing them (balls) pretty good now. I’ve only been hitting them indoors on hard wickets,” he said.
“I think the biggest test will come in night matches, that’s when I noticed the biggest difference in my eyesight.”
Missing Some Of Their Best Players
Australia will travel to the West Indies with an 18-man squad missing some of their best players, including David Warner, Pat Cummins, and Glenn Maxwell, who have all opted out due to exhaustion after spending significant time in bio-secure enclosures in recent months.
“For guys to be on this tour to get the first opportunity to put their hand up and take that spot is what it’s about,” he said.
“It’s tough to ignore really good international performances.”