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26th Aug 2022

Phillip Schofield rushed to surgery over eye condition

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Get well soon.

This Morning presenter Phillip Scofield has revealed that he was rushed into surgery after a “debilitating” eye condition.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday after coming out of surgery, he posted a snap to update fans on how things were going.

Sitting in his hospital gown, he was surrounded by doctors and nurse as he wore an eye patch.

Phillip wrote: “Now my right eye is done! Thank you Prof Stanga & his amazing team. If the success of my summer is to be ‘floater’ free, that’s good enough for me.”

He has previously spoken about suffering from floaters, which is a condition where small dark shapes float across your vision and had his left eye corrected in July.

“Firstly, no part of my treatment and surgery was gifted and I wasn’t asked to post. It is also pioneering and costly,” he told followers at the time.

“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!

“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 spoke about how the condition affected his eyesight and how “debilitating” it was, with the surgery completely changing his life.

“These floaters have literally blighted my otherwise brilliant eyesight,” he explained.

“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 percent 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.”