Community Eyecare

1000th Patient at Preston Community Eyecare Cataract & Surgical Centre

Today we welcomed our 1000th to our Preston Cataract and Surgical Centre in a milestone day for CHEC.

The lovely patient, Sylvia from Leyland, was referred to the centre to have her second cataract surgery.

“This is such a lovely surprise, and it has really made my day” said Sylvia on being welcomed to her surgery with flowers, gifts, balloons, and a certificate to commemorate the occasion. Sylvia continued, “this is my second eye with CHEC and the results from the first one were super, so I’m looking forward to going back to the opticians for a new prescription hopefully!”

The surgeon that completed the operation for Sylvia was Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nick Hickley, who also happened to complete our first surgery back in February, which added a nice symmetry to the occasion.

Huge congratulations to Antonia Standaloft and all the team at Preston for their superb work! We’re sure they are looking forward to welcoming the next 1000 patients to the hospital.