Explaining the procedure
'At the consultation they gave me an eye test. Then I went to see the specialist and he gave me a
test as well. He explained the whole procedure, how the operation would go and he would be talking
to me all the time. I had plenty of time with the consultant, he didn't rush. The day I went in to have
the operation I was given a day room, a very nice room.'
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Going into hospital for the procedure
'I had a local anaesthetic and drops in my eyes. I was wheeled into the operating theatre, everyone
was talking to me. They put something over my eyes and I couldn't see but all the time the
consultant was talking to me in detail, telling me what was going to happen next.'
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'My eyes when I got home were a little bit sore but they weren't bloodshot, in fact I could see
perfectly. The television was clear, colours were bright, everything was white and clear. I couldn't
remember having vision like that before. After a week I went back to the consultant who looked at
my eyes and said everything was fine.'