"Eye Casualty experience"
About: St Thomas' Hospital / Ophthalmology St Thomas' Hospital Ophthalmology SE1 7EH
Posted by HJH (as ),
I had been experiencing some floaters in my eye which got worse over an 18 hour period and knew that the hospital (close to where I work) had an Eye Casualty department.
I arrived at 0900 and waited about 90 minutes to see the Dr. after having initial checks.
He diagnosed a torn retina and explained that urgent laser treatment was needed to attempt to seal the tear.
I was a bit irritated that during this 10 minute consultation he took 2 lengthy phone calls but was relieved that he was able to undertake the treatment later that day.
By 1500 I was on my way home - I returned 2 weeks later to attend a pre-arranged outpatient appointment and was delighted to hear that the treatment had been a success and the retina is intact.