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I was seen on Friday afternoon at the Eye Clinic at Southend

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I was seen on Friday afternoon at the Eye Clinic at Southend Hospital in Essex and diagnosed with a retinal detachment. I understand that this has to be treated within 24 hours but my next appointment is on Monday afternoon (72 hours)! Why so long?
I have complete faith in the doctors at the eye clinic and should have asked this question at the time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

sorry about your retinal detachment.

many eye clinics are not open on weekends.

so the next appointment to fix your retinal detachment is Monday.

I wish they had a sooner appointment for you, but because of the weekend and timing that is the next available appointment.

good luck with your retinal repear. I'm sure you will do well

the extra 2 day delay should be fine and shouldn't affect your procedure.

let me know if you have questions.
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