Red Sore Watering Eyes with Eventual Ptosis and Blepharoplasty - United Kingdom, GB

I suffered with red sore watering eyes that...

I suffered with red sore watering eyes that eventually affected my life drastically. I dreaded waking up in the morning as everything I wanted to do or did was not not an enjoyable experience. Even day to day chores were a challenge. I was beginning to lose faith in the medical profession. I didnt understand how what I thought was I simple problem was so difficult to resolve. It was a problem to drive as my eyes used to flood but not run. It was like trying to see underwater.
London Oculoplastic Surgeon

I first saw Mrs. Shah-Desai in February 2014 after making many trips to Moorfields at A&E and as a patient, and having two punctoplasty surgeries performed. One NHS and one privately at Moorfields. . Both failed to put things right and there was more drastic surgery planned. I feel angry and let down as I was seen and examined by so many doctors there who were incapable of giving a correct diagnosis and treatment. Mrs. Shah-Desai has given me back a quality of life with the correct diagnosis, medication and advice to purchase and use blephasteam goggles and to take omega 3 eye. I was also diagnosed with ptosis on my consultation and was photographed and had field vision tests carried out which showed restricted vision. I have just had surgery to rectify this problem and have every confidence this will be successful. Mrs. Shah-Desai not only is a skilled surgeon with amazing expertise but she possesses understanding and kindness and has a natural friendly way about her. I would have no doubt in my recommendation.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Can you tell us a little bit more about your surgery and recovery experience?
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Hi Jill I am only now 2 weeks 4 days post op. The experience of the surgery wasn't as traumatic as I imagined. I had no pain during the op and very little in the hours that followed. The swelling and bruising has diminished substantially and I am now able to apply make and go out and no one would ever know I had this procedure so recently. I have a slight concern that one eye looks fractionally bigger or may be more open than the other but it is still early days so I am trying to be positive. Patience is the key! I do remember asking my consultant if this may happen during the healing process and it seems to be the opinion of other doctors when I researched. I have to accept that my eyes are still healing. So I really hope this will resolve in the weeks to come. It seems to be more noticeable when I stand away from a mirror rather than inches from it.
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Keep us posted with your healing with some review updates.  I can tell you from experience that it really does take months to see any results.  Taking pictures every week helps you to see the changes better.  Hang in there!
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