Mats Sundin, for now, does not need laser eye surgery.
That was the diagnosis after the Maple Leafs captain spent yesterday in New York, undergoing tests with renowned eye specialist Dr. Stanley Chang.
"Mats had thorough tests and all in all it was extremely positive," Sundin's agent, J.P. Barry, said.
If there is a need for the laser surgery, it will be for drainage of the retina in Sundin's left eye.
"That's something to decide in the next four or five days, and it would be done to speed up the healing process," Barry said. "The only immediate issue is the draining of the fluid."
Sundin has been out since being hit by a puck early in the Leafs' season opener on Oct. 5. He suffered a fractured left orbital bone as well but it has been determined he does not need an operation on the bone.
Leafs coach Pat Quinn remains optimistic regarding Sundin's health and return to the lineup.
"Right off the bat they said it was at least a four-week sort of thing, and we are two weeks into it," Quinn said before Sundin's New York visit became public knowledge.
"So I am not alarmed at this point, but I am certainly concerned for him.
"We are still optimistic this is going to work out properly. They have assured me everything is taking a normal course."