"Effective care for detached retina"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Ophthalmology East Surrey Hospital Ophthalmology RH1 5RH
Posted by See right (as ),
After having pneumopexy 'gas bubble' treatment for a detached retina, which initially seemed to have some success, the retina re-detached and I required emergency treatment to save the sight in my right eye.
Mr Luke Herbert – Consultant Ophthalmologist Retinal Specialist – went ‘above and beyond’ to come into East Surrey Hospital on a Sunday afternoon, when officially on holiday, and performed a pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil on my eye. This, together with subsequent all-round laser ‘welding’ in March, provided a very good result.
I have recently had further treatment under Mr Herbert to remove the silicone oil and sort out the induced lens cataract (an inevitable side effect of vitrectomy apparently) and my vision, although not yet back to what it was, is very good indeed – bordering on 6/6.
Many heartfelt thanks again to Mr Herbert and all the staff on his team.