Phillip Schofield shares plans for pioneering eye surgery and opens up on condition which drives him ‘insane’
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Phillip Schofield has revealed his hopes to become the first person in the UK to get a new treatment on his eyes as he suffers from floaters.
This Morning host Phillip, 58, shared his aspirations as he opened up on the condition on the ITV daytime show along his co-host Holly Willoughby.
Phillip was seen speaking to Dr Sara about his “deliberating eye floaters” and how he is looking at surgery, which currently only exists in the US.
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Speaking about his condition, Dr Sara explained: “Floaters occur when you get small dots across your visual eyesight, and they tend to be more noticeable when you are looking at bright white walls or a piece of paper or even at the sky.
“They are not usually anything to worry about, and it occurs as we get older because the jelly-like substance in our eye becomes a bit more liquified as we get older, and that can cause clumps.”
Dr Sara continued: “It can also cause the retina to detach slightly for the edges, and that's what causes those shadows.
“But for most people, nothing to worry about, your brain actually adjusts to them and you stop seeing them.
“But if you do notice a sudden influx of them, that weren't there before, that is something you need to see a doctor about, because it might mean your retina is starting to detach completely, and that can be a medical emergency.”
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