A feel good mommy story. With that in mind don't forget to pick up or do something nice for her... Grandmother Regains Sight In Time For Mother's Day Maria Antonacci is a woman who, like most, takes great pride in her grandchildren. But unlike many proud grandmas, Maria has been unable to see the faces of the youngsters she cares for so deeply. That's changing thanks to some remarkable surgery that's removed the cataracts that have been clouding her vision for more than half a decade. The operation, which is becoming an increasingly common and successful one in hospitals around the world, is being performed by eye surgeon Dr. Charlotte Wedge of the Toronto East General Hospital. She knows the difference the field of vision can make. "[She's] not the first ... grandparent who said to me they have never fully seen the faces of their grandchildren," she agrees. "She has a condition that really makes her corneas fragile." Her husband has seen that fragility firsthand as the condition worsened. "She will bump into things. She fell twice," Bigo Antonacci explains. "Once she missed the sidewalk." Cataracts are a clouding of the lens over the eye, gradually obscuring a person's sight. They're a common side effect of aging. But in many cases they can be successfully removed and a person's sight restored with a cornea transplant. "We take out the centre portion of the cornea ... and sew in a donor," explains Wedge. It may still be a while before Maria's vision clears up after the operation, but for her and her family, it's a Mother's Day gift that's not only beyond price, it's a present she literally never dreamed she'd see again.