My husband had the first session of laser therapy at Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital last Friday & is feeling fine, though as the melanoma is in the middle of his retina, he has suffered some blurring of vision, which may get worse with the second and third sessions - the second one will be after Christmas. Still, it seemed and seems the safest route.
I went to the York Eye Clinic today and have been told that I need a cataract operation. I'm rather glad that there's a nine month waiting list, as I want to concentrate on my spouse's health and our house purchase without having to think about an operation.
The good news was that the consultant said I'm safe to drive.Sorry to hear about your husband's visual problems,@Marcelle123 - I hope the outcome is not as bad as you fear and that his vision doesn't worsten. Can it be corrected by glasses? Is he still able to drive and read OK?
I sympathise with anyone with eye problems as I've had so many including a detached retina but the surgeons were very good and I can see but my vision is now deteriorating from a cataract. You say you have one but is it in early stages? I've had it for a few years and I'm not yet eligible for the operation as I can still read about 2 or 3 lines from the bottom of the chart (I think they take into account the aid of the other eye). Criteria for a cataract operation may vary in different areas.
By the way, you haven't changed your area from East Anglia to York!!