About: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Gloucester GL1 3NN
Posted by Mike Phelan
I feel really lucky to be receiving treatment for wet macular degeneration at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Waiting to go to the first appointment was very uncomfortable; the prospect of having a sharp needle anywhere near an eyeball is pretty terrifying let alone it actually entering it. However after the first meeting with an examining nurse all my fears dissolved. I have attended five appointments with the ophthalmology department and received a Lucentis injection on four of those occasions, two administered by doctors and two by staff nurses. I really am so impressed by the way I've been treated by everyone, with dignity and good humour and such skill. The responsibility accepted by these practitioners I find truly remarkable. I can't say I actually look forward with joy to my next appointment but being in our late seventies it is a day out for me and my wife! Thank you very much to everyone for looking after me and my sight so well. Mike Phelan.