Phillip Schofield undergoes surgery for 'debilitating' eye condition
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Phillip Schofield has had surgery to treat a 'debilitating' eye condition that's blighted his 'otherwise brilliant' eyesight.
The This Morning host, 60, is currently taking a break from the TV show to recover from the treatment for the condition known as 'floaters'.
But he's now updated fans on Instagram to say that the procedure went well and he is now 'floater free', which he added was 'good enough for me'.
He shared the update alongside a picture of himself wearing an eye patch and the team who helped him get the problem fixed.
Philip 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."
The details the host is referring to were revealed back in July, when he explained that he was having a 'pioneering' treatment to rid himself of the 'floaters'.
He wrote at the time: "Firstly, no part of my treatment and surgery was gifted and I wasn't asked to post. It is also pioneering and costly.
"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."
Schofield was first treated for his left eye in July and his latest operation has brought his right eye up to speed as well.
He previously explained how the floaters 'blighted' his 'otherwise brilliant eyesight' and said the operation has been life-changing.
"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," he explained.
"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 bloodshot eye that will last 2 weeks and an intense regime of eye drops for a month… but my floaters are 100 percent gone.
The host first opened up about the condition on This Morning back in 2020, saying: "They drive me insane!"
"My vision is like a filthy bathroom window drifting across my eyes, and it drives me crazy."