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Marching for Moorfields: signing up

In March 2015, Moorfields Eye Charity’s inaugural Eye to Eye sponsored walk took place from Moorfields to the London Eye, to raise vital funds for the hospital.  905 more words

Retinal Detachment

Cataract surgery could cause a retinal hole or tearing

There are potential complications from a cataract surgery including:   “… the vitreous movement can place traction on the retina and lead to a hole or tear which can be the start of a detachment”.   36 more words


Switching surgeons

Following the rather grim hospital appointment at the end of September (https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/stuck-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place/) and the subsequent voyage into the realms of private healthcare in sheer desperation to have more time to obtain answers to my questions ( 994 more words

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SD + 1

Or, Surgery Day plus one.

The day started at 6am with the usual “obs” and was followed by lots of eye drops. This was repeated at frequent intervals in between which I managed breakfast, lunch and the posturing. 291 more words

Eye Surgery

Here we go again!

7.30 am on the 18th of September and I’m back at Addenbrooke’s Clinic 14.

The usual sight test and lots of dilating eye drops later and I’m chatting with my consultant, Mr Newman. 648 more words

Eye Surgery

'Money can't buy me love'...

…So sang the Beatles (have a listen, here: ), and unfortunately money can’t buy me a new retina either.  I did have a quick check on Amazon and eBay just incase, as apparently you can buy *anything* on there, but upon typing ‘retina’ into the search bar, I was presented with a list of items relating to the ‘Apple Macbook Pro Retina’, which clearly isn’t any help at all .  1,074 more words

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The "I" Patch is Off

My most recent layover in that shitty little place called Injuryville is receding into the distance and that’s a good thing. I’m well on the way to a place with a lot of jitz gyms called Recovery. 268 more words

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