Phillip Schofield in hospital as he undergoes surgery for ‘debilitating’ eye condition
This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield shared a snap of himself wearing a hospital gown with a patch over his eye as he smiled alongside doctors and nurses
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Phillip Schofield has undergone surgery for his eye condition, which he has previously described as “debilitating”.
This Morning presenter Phil, 60, has used his time off of the show to undergo the operation.
He shared his health news with fans on his Instagram feed, after opening up about suffering with ‘floaters’ in both eyes.
Phil revealed he was now “‘floater’ free” as she posted an image of himself in a hospital gown surrounded by smiling doctors and nurses.
As he posted the photo on his Instagram story, he wrote: “Now my right eye is done!
“Thank you Prof Stanga & his amazing time. If the success of my summer is to be ‘floater’ free, that’s good enough for me,” followed by two smiling face emojis.
Phillip Schofield has finally undergone surgery for his eye condition
This Morning presenter Phil opened up about the treatment in July
( Instagram/Phillip Schofield)
Earlier in July, Phillip opened up about the “pioneering” treatment he was receiving to help rid him of the floaters.
Phillip had his initial operation in July and explained the process to his followers before later having the same procedure on the right eye.
He wrote in the caption: “Firstly, no part of my treatment and surgery was gifted and I wasn’t asked to post. It is also pioneering and costly.
“It was carried out by Prof Stanga at The Retina Clinic in London. I had Elective limited pars plana vitrectomy surgery. It didn’t hurt!
TV star Phil has been incredibly open about his struggles with his eye condition
“If you have been told ‘just live with them’ that is not necessarily true, I’m sure there are exceptions, but they can be fixed.
“A full vitrectomy will usually cause a cataract quite soon after, a limited vitrectomy won’t.
“Prof Stanga and his team are leading the field here in the UK in this and other retinal treatments with state of the art equipment and rigorous pre op consultation and post op aftercare.”
Phillip also opened up on the issues he’s faced with the condition as he wrote: “These floaters have literally blighted my otherwise brilliant eyesight.
Phillip previously shared his hopes to be the first Brit to have the new treatment
“For the first time in many years, right now, I’m looking at a clear blue sky, it is mood/mind and life changing for me.
“People who don’t have terrible floaters won’t understand what they do to your head and until now they really haven’t been taken seriously.
“Today I have a blood shot eye that will last 2 weeks and an intense regime of eye drops for a month… but my floaters are 100% gone.
“I reiterate, this wasn’t in any way gifted and I wasn’t asked to post, but I’m happy to promote British medical innovation.
“Again it is pioneering and expensive, hopefully the more it’s done, the sooner the price will reduce. Hope that answered the many questions I’ve been asked in the last 24 hours xx”.
Phillip previously opened up about his eye condition in 2020 and revealed he was desperate to undergo an operation in an attempt to clear it. The TV star had even looked at options for surgery only available in the United States.
Speaking of his plans to be the first person in the UK to receive the pioneering treatment back in October 2020, he explained: “I have debilitating eye floaters, and funnily enough, I had a person who is on the TV contact me the other day and said, ‘I heard you’ve got floaters, what do you do?’
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“I am at the cutting edge of all this, let me tell you, because the only way to treat them is a vitrectomy, where they suck the jelly out of your eye.
“Within twelve months you get a cataract, so they are trying to pioneer a half vitrectomy, which started in America – see I know a lot about this!
You have half the vitrectomy, takes the floaters out, but you don’t get a cataract.
“And I am hoping I might be the first person in the country to get this.”
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