"My wife's treatment for Macular Degeneration"
About: Raigmore Hospital / Ophthalmology Raigmore Hospital Ophthalmology IV2 3UJ
Posted by Tongue Sparky (as ),
My wife is suffering from macular degeneration and attends Raigmore Hospital, Inverness for treatment.
For a long period of time she was treated in ward 1A where she was given an injection in her eye whilst laying down and then taken back to a recovery area.
In order to speed up the throughput of patients the procedure has changed whereby the injection is given whilst the patient is sat in a chair. As my wife suffers from arthritis in her neck and spondylitis, the position which she is asked to take causes her a great deal of discomfort and she is therefore not relaxed to take the injection. Once the treatment has been administered she is pushed out without any recovery time.
Whilst we appreciate that there are now more people being treated, surely some measure of the previous procedure could be retained in order to provide a better caring facility.