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Weʼre raising £1,000 to get cataract surgery to save my sight

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Hi, I'm Ella and I'm 21 and due to overprescription of steroid tablets and creams for other health problems I've developed a severe cataract which has caused me to completely lose my sight in my left eye. There is a smaller cataract in my right eye, and we aren't sure how long this will take to worsen at this stage.
The NHS have put me on a 5 month waiting list for surgery, but the optometrist I saw informed me that my sight will never be the same as a result, the surgery carries higher risk and I will never be able to see short sighted again because they only offer one type of lens under the NHS.
I'm very young to have such a severe cataract and it impacts my life so much. It makes my job harder and it makes my life harder; it causes me great deals of anxiety because others aren't aware of my issue and it's generally a stressful way to live.
I want to try and crowd fund so I can go private and get a bifocal lens, and lessen the risks of the surgery by being seen quicker.
I love photography a lot, and as a result of losing my sight it's becoming more difficult to capture images that I love and am proud of. I can't see colours very well anymore.

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    Page last updated on: 6/30/2018 7:24 AM

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    37

    • Katie Richards

      Katie Richards

      Jun 30, 2018

      Really hope you get this. My brother went to school with you and told me about this. Praying for you and that you can raise the money for your surgery xx

      £20.00

    • Gina Patel

      Gina Patel

      Jun 21, 2018

      You deserve it x

      £100.00

    • David Ward

      David Ward

      Jun 19, 2018

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2018

      Keep lovin the Smiths yo

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2018

      I’m really rooting for you

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 16, 2018

      It must be so draining but you’re half way there now !! Keep going Ella 🙌🏻 Every day you’re a day closer to reaching you’re goal xx

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