Patient Cynthia is seeing the world through different eyes, following successful cataract treatment
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Woodthorpe Hospital patient Cynthia Mee is over the moon with the result of her cataract treatment, and is delighted to be seeing the world at its fullest again.
Nottingham-based Cynthia was referred to Woodthorpe Hospital by her GP, and came to see Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Amar Alwitry after struggling with cataracts for many years. She said “Life seems to have been on hold, I’ve struggled for so long.”
Seventy-three year old Cynthia has adopted a ward at the Queens Medical Centre hospital, and makes toys for the children there – her cataract got so bad that she was worried she wouldn’t be able to continue with her rewarding work. She also enjoys fine embroidery and reading, which also became a huge struggle for her. She said, “My own hobbies and my quality of life had gone”.
Following a short surgical procedure with Mr Alwitry, Cynthia returned home to recover and was stunned by the results only a day later. She said: “I just could not believe how the world looked when I took off the eye shield off, I could see the buds on the trees and all the wonderful colours. I can read even very small print without any glasses. I keep going round the house looking for anything with small print to see if I can read it.”
“I am seeing the world through different eyes - I took the shield off, and thought wow, there’s a world out here.”
One week later, Cynthia is still enjoying her new vision on the world and is recommending Mr Alwitry and Woodthorpe Hospital to others – she is even hoping to return to have her other eye treated very soon. She said “Life is exciting! I was so elated after the surgery I was skipping down the road – I am so pleased with the result, I have been given a new lease of life.”
For more information on cataract surgery please visit www.woodthorpehospital.co.uk/treatments/ophthalmology or telephone Jasmine on 0115 9932015 for an appointment with Mr Alwitry.