Written by a Private Patient at Southend Private Hospital
“Mr Myerscough and his team were superlative in spite of the constantly changing Covid situation. Excellent communication on clinical and administrative issues. Mr Myerscough discussed my options in great detail and answered all my concerns and worries which helped with the decision to proceed with surgery. The post surgery care was also fantastic The outcome for me has been life changing and I am so grateful to Mr Myerscough for his dedication and commitment to my surgery."
Cataract Surgery: Dennis' Story
Dennis Bailey is a 66-year-old retiree from Westcliff-on-Sea.
He underwent cataract surgery performed by Mr. James Myerscough at Southend Private Hospital in Essex. Mr. Myerscough is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in complex cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. The surgery has had a remarkable impact on Dennis's life, highlighting the importance of regular eye tests and the transformative benefits of cataract surgery. If you're struggling with the effects of cataracts, you could have surgery to restore your vision and get back to doing the things you love.
Dennis, a family-oriented retiree, experienced difficulties with fulfilling his favourite activities due to his deteriorating vision. Playing golf became challenging as he struggled to track the ball, relying heavily on his playing partners. This also affected Dennis' volunteering at golf events and interfered with his quality family time, which he valued greatly.
Eventually, Dennis sought an optician's help, leading to an immediate diagnosis of cataracts in his right eye. A cataract interferes with the function of your lens and causes gradual deterioration of vision.
Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lenses in your eye and replacing it with an artificial one. It aims to restore your vision and improve your quality of life.
Mr Myerscough takes time in his clinics to thoroughly assess each patient's visual experience and requirements. As a renowned consultant ophthalmic surgeon, he creates tailored treatment plans to suit your individual needs. Under his care, Dennis overcame his initial apprehension around surgery. Mr. Myerscough lectures internationally and runs surgical courses for surgeons around Europe via the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, so Dennis knew he was in safe and talented hands. Mr. Myerscough's expertise and reassuring explanations alleviated Dennis' fears and instilled him with confidence.
"It was the fear of the unknown before surgery, and the very unlikely possibility that something could go wrong, and I would lose my sight," explains Dennis. "But Mr. Myerscough explained the process and detailed the risks in the most reassuring way."
The surgery proceeded smoothly with the use of advanced techniques and equipment to ensure the best outcome for Dennis.
The cataract surgery had a profound impact on Dennis' life, restoring his vision and helping him fulfil his usual everyday activities with ease. Dennis describes the treatment as: "Beyond anything I could have ever wished for. I now have perfect sight - it's like looking at a 4k television."
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