"Cataract"

About: Eastbourne District General Hospital

Although It would have been nice to have a shorter time from referral to consultation, but when the state of my cataract was assessed, l was then offered a cancellation, if one arose, which it did, within a week. The clinical experience was completely positive. The procedure sounded horrendous to me, but it turned out to be devoid of any pain or discomfort. The moment I sat up, my sight was noticeably better, even with a transparent plastic eye patch which was to stay on the first night. The next morning was incredible. I looked out of the window and thought that the window cleaner must have just been! As I looked around the house, almost everything, except soft fabrics obviously, looked crystal clear, shiny and polished. My left eye also needs doing and I would not want to go anywhere else for it. This team are as good as I could possibly hope for. This sort of very good news story never seems to crop up in news about the DGH. Thank you to all concerned, including all the clinical team on the day. Mark Foster

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Response from Eastbourne District General Hospital

Dear Mr Foster It was a pleasure reading your posting on NHS choices as your description of your recovery is in such vivid detail. We're so pleased that your operation has made a huge difference to you and that you did not find it at all painful. We will make sure your posting is shared with the staff in the Opthalmology department who will be equally happy to read your comments. We receive a lot of positive feedback for this service recognising the high standard of care they provide. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. With best wishes Patient Experience Team