"Feeling scared in eye casualty"

About: Southampton General Hospital / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

I was waiting in Eye Casualty, very scared because almost all the vision in the eye had gone (there had just been a bleed into the eye, but I didn't know that then).

It was a training day & there were signs up saying this. All of a sudden, people came out of a side room in the Casualty, in pairs. One of the pair had a blindfold on & the other one was being a guide. They all walked out, must have gone round the building & came back in again with the one who had been blindfolded leading the other one.

On the one hand, this is clearly brilliant training - this is what it feels like! On the other hand, I was thinking - is this what's going to happen to me?

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