About: Ayr Hospital / Ophthalmology Ayr Hospital Ophthalmology KA6 6DX
Posted by Elizabeth Rose (as ),
I received a letter in January 2014 to let me know I had been placed on the waiting list for surgery. There was nothing to indicate any pre-op consultation so I called the co-ordinator to ascertain the process as I was very anxious about having the procedure under local anaesthetic and wished to request having it done under general anaesthetic.
I was told that no-one had this procedure under GA and LA was the only option. I would get a call from the nurse prior to surgery. When I got this call, I asked about GA and was told I would have to wait months as this would have to be scheduled differently.
I was reassured that the procedure was straightforward under LA and it was the best option. I therefore went ahead with this. If the co-ordinator had noted my wish, it would have been done under GA in the same timescale. The procedure was carried out successfully but for me it was a ghastly experience - demonstrated by exceedingly high blood pressure - something I do not suffer from.
All the rest of the care I received was very professional and high standard.