From diagnosis to surgery, everything looked perfect

Julia Benson saw patches before eyes

The inside story of readers who have had operations in France – and how they found the health service

Childminder Julia Benson, 60, moved to Bellac in France in 2010 with husband Bob, who is also 60 and works in property maintenance. The pair chose their new location as it offered the chance of a better work-life balance and a healthier lifestyle.

Initial symptoms

I noticed a problem with my eyes in about December 2017 – but I just assumed I needed glasses. 

The following summer, I began to see patches in front of my eyes. I was going back to the UK for a break, so booked an eye test for when I was over there. They told me that I had the start of cataracts in my right eye and asked me to come ...

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