Laser eye surgery

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About: Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital / 1 East (Ophthalmology)

My right eye was filling up with floaters and not knowing what they were, I rang my optometrist. I was advised to come in for an examination which I did and was told to head to The Sydney Eye Hospital straight away as there was a tear in the retina behind my eye.

After having eye drops and questions asked by a darling lady I was seen by an eye doctor who informed me I had to have laser treatment immediately to stop further tearing. The floaters also contained blood which impacted my vision.

As you can imagine I went frozen with (can I sleep on it and get back to you tomorrow). I asked if the procedure was going to hurt and the doctor informed me most patients hardly feel a thing. So I had to suck it up and replied let's just do it!

I must admit I did not feel a thing. The laser went all around the eye and took about 20 minutes.

When it was over I was speechless. The eye doctor was absolutely amazing!! Her expertise, professionalism and calmness got me through. I cannot say enough about my experience - these eye doctors are brilliant.

I have been back twice now for checkups and was advised the eye doctor did a great job. The floaters have decreased and the blood has gone.

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Response from Alan Porritt, Director of Nursing and Support Services, Nursing, Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital

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Dear columbagh53,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback concerning your treatment and the doctor. We are blessed to have excellent staff who are highly skilled and patient focussed. All the best for your continuing care for your eye and I will ensure the staff are informed of your feedback.

All the best

Regards

Alan

Director of Nursing & Support Services

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