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Phillip Schofield back in hospital following surgery: all the details

The This Morning host updated his fans


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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
August 25, 2022
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Phillip Schofield took to Instagram to share that he was back in hospital following a second eye operation.

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In the photo, the This Morning host sits atop a reclining hospital chair with a patch on his eye. He captioned the photo: "Now my right eye is done!" referring to the fact he had his left eye operated on earlier in the summer.

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"If the success of my summer is to be 'floater' free, that's good enough for me," he continued.

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Phil's two surgeries were to correct the floaters in his vision, which appear as small dark dots, squiggly lines, rings or cobwebs. They are caused by gel inside your eyes changing.

They're generally more common among older people and can be caused by retinal detachment.

phillip schofield surgery 2© Photo: Instagram

Phillip Schofield shared a photo post-operation

Floaters aren't generally cause for concern and sometimes go away on their own, but if they're caused by a retinal detachment, they can be serious and can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated, according to the NHS.

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Phil's surgery would either have involved a small incision in his eye, or a laser would be used to break up the floaters and make them less noticeable.

phillip schofield eye operation© Photo: Instagram

Phil's had both eyes operated on

Writing after his first operation, Phil said: "These floaters have literally blighted my otherwise brilliant eyesight. 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."

We're pleased Phil has had a productive summer break!

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