Cataract surgery

Mrs B has kindly agreed to share her experience of recently having cataract surgery at Spire Cheshire Hospital under the care of Mr Marsel Bregu, Consultant Ophthalmologist. 

"My eye sight is now excellent and I am very pleased to have been a patient of Mr Bregu"

I had my first cataract operation about 3 years ago, the operation was successful but I was told that my left eye also had an incipient cataract

In April this year I went for my eye check-up and was told that my cataract was much worse so I opted to have a second operation.  I chose to go to Spire Cheshire Hospital again as my previous operation with Spire Cheshire had been successful. I saw Mr Marsel Bregu, Consultant ophthalmologist on the 19th May when he confirmed that I needed to have the cataract attended to and he explained the procedure. I was amazed when I received a letter saying that the operation could be performed 2 weeks later. 

My appointment was for 7.10am.  Within minutes of arriving at the hospital I was taken to my room, given my operation clothes and drops to anaesthetise my eye were started immediately. The follow up drops were administered very quickly so there was no long waits.  The operation itself was much easier than before.  Mr Bregu talked to me throughout the procedure, telling me what he was doing, reassuring me and encouraging me to lie very still.  I did not experience any discomfiture at all and it was all over in about ten minutes. I was back home by 10.30am.

I was given a pad and eye patch over my eye which I wore until the next morning.  I was also given 3 different types of eye drops to be administered at various times of the day. The following day we had to go to Yorkshire .  My husband drove but when we arrived at my daughter’s house I was able to say quite honestly that I would have been able to drive.  I wore sunglasses all the time but I could see everything very clearly and there was absolutely no discomfiture. 

My eye sight is now excellent and I am very pleased to have been a patient of Mr Bregu who performed an excellent operation and was very friendly and easy going as well as a perfect professional throughout 

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