That's medical terminology for removing a cataract and implanting a new permanent lens. (see also Day surgery sketching at Moorfields Eye Hospital).
I'm very pleased to say I'm infection free, inflammation free and the 19 eye drops a day have now been reduced to 12! Plus I can now read easily to the second to bottom line on the eye chart and today I drove again for the first time in weeks and weeks. Big mistake - I totally forgot about the dilating drops and had to get "he who must not be bored while I sketch" to come to where I'd parked the car and drive me and the car back home again!
Subject to my check-up at the end of June, I should be able to get new glasses for reading and the computer and get back to normal activities At the moment I'm having to limit the use of my eyes for reading/computer use. Instead I'm watching rather a lot of television with my brand new better than normal eyesight for longer distances! Come July, everything will be back to normal - as in normal about 25 years ago!
|Moorfields outreach service at Mile End Hospital - Waiting in reception|
8" x 10", pen and ink and coloured pencils
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
My clinic is held at a local surgical centre on the Mile End Hospital site. It's just one of the 19 outreach sites Moorfields Eye Hospital has around London. These enable people living all over London to get treatment and monitoring and follow-up care without having to travel to the main hospital on City Road.
I have to say this has been one of the very best experiences of NHS care I've ever had. I guess I shouldn't be surprised as it is a postgraduate teaching hospital! I certainly wasn't in the least bit surprised to see from the website that the hospital has just had an excellent report after a surprise inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
If you live in London (or elsewhere in the UK if you have an uncommon eye condition) and need your eyes sorted out see if you can get your GP to refer you to Moorfields!