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From a blurry eye to 20/20 vision

An older lady gardening in a greenhouse

Before cataract surgery, Mrs A's everyday life was badly affected. She couldn’t see through one eye, and wasn’t able to drive. She tells of the life-changing cataract surgery she underwent at our hospital.

“You really don’t realise how important your eyesight is until it is gone. I woke up one morning to find that one of my eyes was completely blurry. I booked an emergency appointment through the NHS where they explained I had a cataract at the back of my eye near the retina. Whilst waiting for a second appointment my eye was getting progressively worse.

Then, Mrs A discovered that she could book in an appointment straight away at Benenden Hospital too see Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Wallace Poon.

“From the moment I arrived, felt comfortable. The reception staff showed me where to go to get to the specialist Eye Unit. The nursing team in the eye unit were caring, happy and explained everything. I watched videos about the procedure and as a result I was well informed and knew what to expect before the operation and afterwards. I was feeling very nervous before the procedure, but everyone was reassuring, and the eye drops were amazing, so I didn’t feel a thing.

“The outcome of getting my cataract removed was absolutely marvellous! The relief I felt was unbelievable, I could see again. Since having it done, I have 20-20 vision in that eye. Now, I can see, drive and carry out daily tasks. My life is finally back to normal.

“I’m looking forward to having cataract surgery in my other eye. At Benenden Hospital, nothing needs improvement and I would recommend this outstanding hospital anyone.”

Ophthalmology treatments at Benenden Hospital

Our highly respected Ophthalmic Consultants – supported by a team of experienced eye healthcare professionals - can quickly assess and diagnose any eye condition you may have and carry out treatment at our safe and comfortable Eye Unit.

Find out more about our private eye treatments by completing our online enquiry form, contacting us via Livechat or by calling our Private Patient team on 01580 363158.

Published on 06 September 2021