"Excellent treatment but more information please"
About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust Kings Lynn PE30 4ET
Posted by Chris Mackett
After a visit to A&E, I was referred to the eye clinic the next day when I was diagnosed with a torn retina.
The ophthalmologist I saw was professional, good humoured and pleasant and referred me for immediate laser surgery.
When I went in for the surgery, i was asked to sign a consent form, but the contents were not explained and, being full of anaesthetic eye drops, I could not read it.
I therefore signed without being aware of the potential risks of the treatment.
Similarly after the surgery, the only advice I received was to refrain from gardening.
It would have been helpful to have received more detailed information, both verbally and in a leaflet, about any possible complications, what I should and should not do, any likelihood of pain or discomfort etc etc.
On my return a month later to see if the treatment had been successful, I again saw the original opthamologist who I am pleased to say confirmed that the treatment had been successful and who again was both pleasant and professional.