Patients handed eye care packages to help recovery - The Solihull Observer

Patients handed eye care packages to help recovery

Solihull Editorial 26th Jan, 2023   0

PATIENTS who have an eye removed are being given care packages to help recovery.

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Charity is helping the Skull Base Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by providing surgical kits for patients who have had to have their eye removed, in many cases through cancer.

The charity said having an eye removed is very much the last port of call for patients in order to prolong their lives.

It added if an eye removal is the only option it can be a really scary process and leave the patient emotionally distressed as they go through their treatment journey.

The charity wanted to help make that transition for patients a little bit easier by providing all the essentials they will need once they leave the hospital.

The Eye Care packs contain items from creams and gauzes to cotton pads and eye patches.

Skull Base surgeon, Shaz Ahmed said: “It will make a huge difference to our patients who have to have an eye removed. We have already received fantastic feedback. A huge thanks to UHB charities for funding this.”


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