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  • Picture of SpaMedica patient Tony Mills

    Cricket fan Tony credits cataract surgery at SpaMedica with improving his mental health

    15 / 11 / 23

    A retired businessman from Derbyshire says his wellbeing and ‘every aspect of life’ has been transformed following NHS cataract surgery. Tony Mills, 65, from Crich, had experienced ‘changing’ eyesight for several years and took drops for ocular hypertension. Yet he noticed that his eyes were deteriorating further, and…

  • Female patient pictured with hospital manager holding a certificate to celebrate the hospital's 20,000th patient milestone

    Carol praises cataract surgery at SpaMedica Wakefield and celebrates becoming the hospital’s 20,000th patient

    A Wakefield resident is celebrating following ‘amazing’ NHS cataract surgery at SpaMedica on Silkwood Park, Ossett – and discovered she is the 20,000th patient to have received the treatment at the hospital since it opened in 2016. Carol Eastwood, aged 75, learned she was the landmark patient when…

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    Norfolk business owner set to tackle 200-mile charity cycle challenge, after ‘remarkable’ NHS cataract treatment at SpaMedica

    01 / 02 / 23

    Following successful NHS cataract treatment at SpaMedica, 63-year-old Mark Greenwood is set to embark on a gruelling cycling challenge – in support of cataract sufferers in remote overseas locations, who struggle to access the same crucial surgery. Mark, who lives in Aslacton, near Norwich, first noticed his own…

  • Happy SpaMedica patient with face mask wearing eye mask in reception post surgery

    Clear sight is a ‘revelation’ for Yaxley resident following ‘life-changing’ cataract surgery

    12 / 12 / 22

    A Yaxley resident who started wearing glasses at the age of six has credited cataract surgery for ‘changing his life’. Steve Low, 73, had been struggling with his vision in both eyes due to worsening cataracts, and was referred for surgery following an eye test. After seeing an…

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    ‘Cataract surgery changed my life’ – now SpaMedica patient is back to doing the hobbies she loves

    11 / 12 / 22

    A grandmother with deteriorating vision – which meant she could no longer watch football on the TV or share her passion for reading with her grandchildren – says her quality of life has been restored, following successful NHS cataract surgery at SpaMedica. Jan Hobbs, 65, was struggling to…

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    Patient turns employee after being ‘blown away’ by ‘amazing’ experience at eye hospital

    12 / 11 / 22

    Gaynor is now on the other side of the desk as a Patient Co-ordinator, following her NHS cataract surgery at SpaMedica Newcastle-under-Lyme resident Gaynor Price was so impressed with the ‘amazing service’ offered to her when attending her local SpaMedica eye hospital that she applied for a job…

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    Retired teacher urges others not to delay cataract surgery

    12 / 09 / 22

    Helen Banks hailed surgery at SpaMedica Peterborough ‘painless’ and ‘remarkable.’  A retired Spalding teacher is back behind the wheel with ‘complete confidence’ following two cataract surgeries – and is encouraging others to not put off the procedure.   Helen, a grandmother of four who is still involved in school governance,…

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    Eye on the ball: Lioness Lucy’s gran has sight restored following successful surgery

    05 / 08 / 22

    Ponteland resident – and grandmother of football star Lucy Bronze – says she is back to being able to enjoy reading just three days after successful NHS eye surgery. Gloria Stapylton now has her sights set on being there in person to give her granddaughter and the triumphant…

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    NHS patient Irene praises treatment at SpaMedica’s newly-opened Oldham hospital

    12 / 05 / 22

    A great grandmother from Lees, who is also a cancer survivor, has praised the care at the newly-opened SpaMedica hospital in Oldham, after her ‘amazing’ cataract surgery. Irene Richards, aged 80, was among the first patients at the Oldham eye clinic, attending with her 85-year-old husband Alan, who…

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    Life is back in colour again for Eileen after cataract surgery

    12 / 03 / 22

    A retired tennis enthusiast from Cheshire has made a welcome return to the courts following successful NHS cataract surgery at SpaMedica in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.  Eileen Smith (87) developed a passion for tennis when she was just 10 years old but, due to deterioration of her vision in 2021, was…

  • SpaMedica Manchester's Hospital manager presenting a certificate to a happy SpaMedica patient for being the hospital's 20,000th patient

    SpaMedica Manchester celebrates treating 20,000 patients

    A Weaverham riding school owner has told of her life-changing NHS cataract treatment – which has helped the hospital she attended reach a milestone of 20,000 cataract surgeries performed. Rose Tommons, aged 65 from Northwich, learned that she was the landmark patient when she visited SpaMedica’s Manchester hospital…

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    Eccles cancer survivor pens poetry about cataract surgery

    12 / 01 / 22

    A retired cover teacher/supervisor from Eccles has penned his unique take on beating cancer and overcoming his fear of cataract surgery – in a newly launched book of poems raising money for charity. Philip Baldwin, aged 66, shared his verse describing successful cataract treatment he had at SpaMedica…