"Eye surgery and need for glasses"

About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) / Ear, Nose & Throat Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) / Ophthalmology

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter went into hospital with perfect eye sight. She went for a 'simple' procedure to unblock her tear duct. There was a little more blood than usual but we were told all was fine.

Recently we had her check up at the eye pavilion where they retested her eye sight and she now is long sighted in the same eye she had the operation on......coincidence....?

She now needs glasses whereas she wouldn't have if she didn't go for that operation.

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Response from Customer Relations and Feedback Team, NHS Lothian

Dear Smith92

Sorry to hear about your daughter's eye sight and about her care. If you would like to send your details to the Customer Relations and Feedback Team we will fully investigate. We can be contacted on 0131 536 3370, email craft@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG.