One of my salesmen had cataract surgery this morning. He expects to be back at work on Monday. Amazing. And the actual "operation" takes about 30 seconds (after they have adjusted the laser equipment). After all the adjustements, they push a button and 30 seconds later the operation is done.
This is his second eye that is being operated on. If it goes like the first, he'll be fine too.
It sounds like you had something much more involved, but still, it was done with a laser? Yes?