Excited to say that this site has been listed on the Bristol Eye Hospital’s website! After receiving an official endorsement it’s now available as a link on the ‘Retina Service’ page.
How do explain ‘seeing’ to people who take perfect vision for granted? I still catch myself marvelling at the results of the operation and the impact it’s had on my life.
MY STORY FROM SURGERY TO NEW EYES
An independent review of Artisan lens surgery
A real account written by a real person, to document the experience – the procedure, recovery and results.
It’s not uncommon to have opportunities – some more fruitful than others – to ‘improve’ ourselves. Whether it’s image, knowledge, or health, there increasingly seems to be an answer or some form of ‘miracle’ product which claims to make a difference. But fixing your eyes? That’s a bit special.
I’ve always had, and have been quite used to having, a ‘proper’ prescription. My friends and family have been used to me calling for help when I misplaced my glasses or when chasing after escapee contact lenses. I had always been dependent on them and I didn’t ever think about that changing.
As it turns out, and as you may have guessed, my vision did change thanks to the wonderful team at the Bristol Eye Hospital. I underwent a lensectomy, a vitrectomy and had an Artisan lens surgically implanted, which resulted in a prescription change from -11.00 to +0.75.
Prior to the operation, I turned to the internet for information. I wanted to find out more about the whole process, but this turned out to be difficult. I found private clinics stating the benefits, but nothing which outlined the procedure, recovery, or results from a patient’s perspective.
This was my inspiration…
I have documented my independent account of the journey through diary-entries, photographs and drawings.
Take a look at my story here.
The views expressed here are my own and are not intended to represent those of any medical body or authority.
The treatment and care I received at Bristol Eye Hospital, by every single member of staff, really was exceptional. They made me feel relaxed and in safe hands and I really can’t thank them enough.
Sight is a luxury that we all too often take for granted and ‘a dining in the dark’ experience in Montreal this summer really brought this home.
Finding somewhere safe to put glasses in a tent, or washing contact lenses in the great outdoors can be a bit of a chore, but for the first time this year my holiday was contacts and glasses free.
Eye surgery and glasses, all in one joke? I’m (luckily) not in a position to agree with the ‘slap dash surgeon’ comment but the rest is pretty spot on. Worth a watch!