Case study – Anita Cullen, Cataract surgery
Housewife and former dental nurse Anita Cullen had had a cataract for many years. At first, this only affected her vision in small ways, but as time went by it became progressively worse. At the age of 61, it was getting to the stage where her eyesight was severely affected, leaving her almost blind in her right eye. As her condition started to impact on daily life, it was time to think about eye surgery.
Anita searched online and came across Mr Venki Sundaram on the Spire website. “I chose Mr Sundaram because I was impressed by his resume,” she explains. Specialising in cataract surgery, the consultant ophthalmic surgeon had the qualifications and expertise she was looking for to treat her right eye.
Another thing she valued was the speed at which she could be seen. “I was able to see him quickly, which was important because the cataract deteriorated around Christmas time and was giving a lot of discomfort,” she remembers. Anita’s cataract surgery was scheduled for January. Six months later, we caught up with Anita to find out how this operation has changed her life.(more…)