Phillip Schofield poses with bandaged eye as he goes under the knife for operation

This Morning's Phillip Schofield has taken to Instagram to post a photo of himself in hospital with a bandaged eye as he revealed that he'd undergone an operation to removed the "floaters" that have blighted his sight.

In the snap, the 60 year old could be seen in a hospital gown as he sat next to the surgical crew who worked on his right eye, a month after he had a similar operation on his left eye.

Over the photo, Phillip wrote: "Now my right eye is done! Thank you Prof Stanga and his amazing team.

"If the success of my summer is to be 'floater free', that's good enough for me."

According to the NHS, "floaters" are small dark dots, squiggly lines, rings, cobwebs or flashes of light in your vision.

Phillip has been open and honest about his experience of the "debilitating" eye condition, which the presenter has previously admitted drives him "crazy".

In July, he took to Instagram to announced that he had undergone his first operation to removed the floaters from his left eye as he posted a selfie to Instagram of himself with a heavily bandaged eye.

He captioned the post: "Finally got the INCREDIBLY frustrating 'floaters' sucked out of my left eyeball," followed by an eyes emoji.

In a second photo, Phil joked that the doctors may have forgotten to remove the electrode stickers following the procedure after posing topless in front of the mirror.

He wrote: "Er…. Was I supposed to come home with these still on?!!!"

In an Instagram grid post the following day, Phillip shared a photo with his surgeon as he went into great lengths to explain his experience, whilst stressing that the surgery had not been gifted or was an advertisement in any way.

Speaking about the effects of his eye floaters, dad of two Phillip said: "These floaters have literally blighted my otherwise brilliant eyesight.

"For the first time in many years, right now, I’m looking at a clear blue sky, it is mood/mind and life changing for me.

"People who don’t have terrible floaters won’t understand what they do to your head and until now they really haven’t been taken seriously."

He continued: "Today I have a blood shot eye that will last 2 weeks and an intense regime of eye drops for a month… but my floaters are 100% gone."

Phillip has had a long summer break from presenting duties alongside Holly Willoughby on ITV's This Morning, but the popular duo are expected to be back on the sofa from September 5, as normal.


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