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Uggla seeing clearer after LASIK eye surgery

Uggla seeing clearer after LASIK eye surgery

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ATLANTA -- Dan Uggla dealt with the discomfort that resulted from the LASIK procedure he underwent on Friday afternoon. But by the time he returned to Turner Field on Saturday, the Braves' second baseman was feeling good, and more important, seeing clearer than he had over the past few months.

When Uggla returned to the doctor's office for a follow-up visit on Saturday, he learned that he had regained the 20/15 vision he possessed during much of his career. Before the surgery, he had 20/30 vision, a strength that would be deemed normal for anyone not attempting to hit big league pitching.

"It was not a huge problem in everyday life," Uggla said. "But when you are trying to make a living by hitting a baseball, it can create a problem."

Uggla will begin taking batting practice on the field with the Braves again on Tuesday. He could begin a Minor League rehab assignment within the next week, with the expectation to return to Atlanta's lineup when he is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Aug. 28.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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