"Effective treatment of a serious eye infection"

About: William Harvey Hospital / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

My eye became painful, especially in strong light. I saw my GP immediatly, as I was about to travel to Brazil. She initially diagnosed conjunctivitis, but about 30 minutes later, after consulting her colleagues, she called me at home, recommended a visit to the opticians in case anything more serious was happening. The optician immediatrly observed a corneal ulcer, spoke to the consultant at the ENT Clinic in William Harvey Hospital, and within an hour I was being seen in the clinic. An aggressive course of antibiotic eyedrops was prescribed, that had an almost immediate effect. I was able to go to Brazil, and more importantly, my eyesight was saved, as I have now been given an all-clear on the infection. All involved - the GP, the optician, and the medical staff at William Harvey, deserve the highest praise for the speed and accuracy of their diagnoses.

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Response from William Harvey Hospital

A corneal ulcer is, I am told, very painful, so I am really sorry that you had this condition, but thank you so much for letting us know that through prompt, professional treatment, that it was treated and more to the point, that the treatments was successful.

I am glad that you managed to go on your trip to Brazil.

Thank you very much for letting us know about this.

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