What was the surgery like and how did it make you feel? ANNABEL GILES DISCUSSES HER EXPERIENCE WITH SURGERY The surgery was amazing, because I was awake the whole way through. When they first said, "You've got to be awake for your eye," I was going, "I don't ... No thanks." But you actually have to be awake to keep your eyes open, and it was so quick, it was ridiculous. It
How long did it take you to recover after the surgery? TANIA DELANEY EXPLAINS HOW LONG IT TOOK HER TO RECOVER AFTER TREATMENT The eye, I had to put drops in about four or five times a day. But yeah, no, it was great. I can honestly say there wasn't much pain at all. Obviously a bit of soreness, as if I had something in my eye, like scratching. It was perhaps
What advice would you give to prospective patients? TANIA DELANEY DISCUSSES THE ADVICE SHE WOULD GIVE TO PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS I would say to anyone who was thinking of having this surgery, "Just go for it." It's changed my life, and I'm sure it'll do the same for you. But one thing I would say, is always be thankful for the donors, because without them, you know, this wouldn't have happened to me.
Why did you choose Eye Clinic London? PATRICIA WINFIELD DISCUSSES WHY SHE CHOSE EYE CLINIC LONDON FOR TREATMENT Following the first consultation and the type of lens that I could go for was discussed with Mr. Hamada and various options, and I settled on the multifocal lenses, which would rectify both the shortsightedness and the fact that I would say needed to wear reading glasses. They've been brilliant, and I'm delighted that
How did you hear about Mr Hamada? TANIA DELANEY DISCUSSES HOW SHE FOUND MR HAMADA I was diagnosed with this condition called Fuchs', which I'd never heard of, but basically I was told I was going to go blind, which was quite a shock and really upsetting. And then after looking on the internet, just searching about the con ... There wasn't much out there actually. Then I just looked for surgeons
When did you start considering laser eye surgery? ANNABEL GILES DISCUSSES WHEN SHE BEGAN TO CONSIDER LASER EYE SURGERY Well, when I actually had the Stevens-Johnson, I was sent to the eye hospital of where I lived, and they said, "Oh, it's fine. It hasn't touched your eyes. You're fine." But I still had sore eyes some months afterwards, and eventually, I got in touch with the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome people, who said,
How did short sightedness impact your life? PATRICIA WINFIELD DISCUSSES HOW HER SIGHT AFFECTED HER LIFE Worn glasses since I was 12 and sight deteriorated quite badly over the following couple of decades and to the point where my glasses were quite thick. Hard lenses and not great to wear, very heavy. I went on to wear contact lenses, which obviously was a lot better, but along with contact lenses, you have
When did you notice the difference after refractive lens exchange? PATRICIA WINFIELD DISCUSSES HOW LONG IT TOOK HER TO SEE A DIFFERENCE AFTER SURGERY The realization of the impact from surgery and bearing in mind, this was after I'd had just one eye done, which is my left eye, I woke up in the morning. My husband turned the television on in bed. News came on. Looked at the telly. Could read.
What advice would you give to prospective patients? PATRICIA WINFIELD GIVES ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS I would say definitely. Go ahead with it. I'll set you look into it. It would obviously depend on the issues that somebody had, but if they were suitable for it, I would have absolutely no hesitation. Can't think why I waited so many years to actually have it done, but it's definitely been life changing for
What was your experience of refractive lens exchange like? PATRICIA WINFIELD TALKS ABOUT HER SURGERY EXPERIENCE Leading up to the surgery, whilst I was apprehensive, the staff at the center all made me feel quite relaxed. So when I actually went through to theater, I didn't feel too nervous. Obviously slightly apprehensive, but Mr. Hamada has a very calm manner and put me at ease. And this surgery actually doesn't take that