"Macular degeneration treatment."

About: East Surrey Hospital / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

I have found the treatment in the Opthamology Department of the East Surrey Hospital really excellent. Firstly in the Outpatients Department and then the Lucentis treatment itself. , which is ongoing.

I have a small criticism and that concerns communication. I do appreciate that the Consultant has only limited time for each patient but I came away from my Consulltation wishing I had been given more information about the treatment I was to receive (Lucentis injections) and the possible outcomes. Perhaps a leaflet would be useful.

Also, after my first Lucentis injection, I would have appreiated a 'Going Home after Lucentis' leaflet. What to expect in the way of eye discomfort (it feels like there is something in your eye), and the strange black discs that appeared for a few days after one of the jabs. And if there is any pain, is it safe to take your usual pain relief?

Overall though, I have nothing but praise for the Opthamology Department.

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Response from Eloise Clarke, Communications Manager, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear 'custard'

Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think of our Opthalmology service. Very useful to know that you would have benefited from some more information about your treatment. I will pass on your comment so the team can consider your suggestion.



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