Visit to Moorfields Eye Hospital ~ Part Two

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Upon arrival to the children’s department, we were called after around a ten minute wait. We were taken to a room where drops would be administered, blurring his vision for up to twelve hours.

This picture was taken just after. Asking him to smile for me, this is what I got. I finally managed to get a face picture of Little Yum-Yum – even though he wasn’t too pleased about it!

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His vision was checked, which came up with an excellent result. Turns out it’s just pigmentation, which had no damaging effects on his vision at all. Even with this being the case, it is better to be safe than sorry, so I am glad I still took him anyway.

Photos were taken of his eyes, and he has another appointment in nine months time.

He received stickers for being a very well behaved and chatty patient. Well, he actually asked for them… as you do when you’re Max!

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I took him to his favourite place, The Kennington to have lunch. But he was still a little grumpy.

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Asking him to smile for the camera (again), he managed this…

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With his car collection in tow, he starting eating away at the fries, but was unimpressed when he caught me taking yet more photos.

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Deciding that he didn’t care, he put Teddy aside and continued to eat and be grumpy. Thankfully, his mood picked up later.

For Part One, click here.

Visit to Moorfields Eye Hospital ~ Part One

Last year, I noticed small grey patches appearing on the the white (sclera) of one of Max’s eyes. This year, the said patches started to appear on the other eye. After taking him to see the doctor, she did not believe there was anything to worry about, but kindly referred him to Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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I chose the one located on City Road, as Max had never been on the tube before, and knew he would find it all rather exciting. The image is blurry, as it was quite difficult trying to keep up with a hyper and excited three year old, hold on to my handbag and take a picture at the same time!

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Thankfully, he calmed down once we arrived at the escalator.

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Waiting patiently with Teddy on the platform for the train to arrive.

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Max looking at all the cables as we travel through the tunnel.

Has anyone noticed I had only been able to catch the back of his head this whole time?!

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Image from the web.

Squashed like sardines, a young lady offered us her seat. Thankfully, the carriage emptied out a little two stops after we boarded.

We made it to Old Street tube station. Believe me, it was not empty! There was a lot of hustle and bustle at 10.00 am.

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Image from the web.

Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded on the Moorfields in 1805 as the London Dispensary for curing diseases of the Eye and Ear, by John Cunningham Saunders, assisted by John Richard Farre.[3] It moved to its present site in 1899, and was nationalised in 1948. These anniversaries gave it the unique ability to celebrate a centenary in 1999 and a bicentenary in 2005.

In February 2007, the new Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre (RDCEC), also known as the International Children’s Eye Centre, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Its location is adjacent to the hospital’s main City Road building.

~ Wikipedia

Part Two to follow.