Our specialist ophthalmic surgeon Anthony Quinn has experienced many nervous patients over the 22 years he has been practising eye surgery.
It isn’t uncommon for many patients to feel nervous and apprehensive prior to eye surgery.
For many people the mere thought of being awake for a medical procedure, let alone eye surgery, is disconcerting enough, for others it is the fear of pain.
At Exeter Eye we ensure that your apprehensions and nerves are addressed before your procedure. We are available to respond to any concerns that you may have prior to the procedure and when conducted by a highly qualified ophthalmic surgeon.
Mr Quinn confirmed:
“I personally guarantee my patients will see me for an in-depth consultation prior to surgery; whereby I will evaluate which surgery is most appropriate and then, upon the patient’s approval, undertake the surgery and follow this up with a further check-up to ensure all is satisfactory.
All of my patients receive my home and mobile contact details should an urgent concern arise.”
Below Mr Quinn answers some common worries patients have before they undergo eye surgery.
- If you blink during surgery it will not spoil the procedure.
- Most patients are surprised at how quick and painless their surgery was.
- We always operate in a highly experienced team, with a Consultant Anaesthetist, who will make sure your eye is pain-free and give you sedation to feel relaxed if you would like that.
- Admiral House (where Exeter Eye is located) offers a relaxing and discreet atmosphere including a dedicated car park directly outside the property with several disabled bays.
- Exeter Eye is on the ground floor of Admiral House as are the theatres and toilets so excellent for anyone requiring wheelchair access.
- All staff are very professional and will be sympathetic to any nerves and anxiety you may be experiencing.
- At Exeter Eye our experienced ophthalmic surgeons operate on hundreds of patients every year.
- Almost all Exeter Eye patients have after receiving treatment.
- Recovery times vary from person to person and depending on what procedure has been undertaken. A comprehensive aftercare service is always provided at Exeter Eye.
Still Feeling Nervous?
We are here to help! Mr Quinn and his fellow ophthalmic surgeons work very closely together to ensure all Exeter Eye patients have access to an experienced Consultant Eye Surgeon at all times.