Katie Piper opens up about recent eye surgery as she posts recovery pic on Instagram

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Katie Piper shares recovery photo after having surgery on her "bad eye" (Katie Piper/Instagram)
Katie Piper shares recovery photo after having surgery on her "bad eye" (Katie Piper/Instagram)

Katie Piper has opened up about her recent eye surgery.

Alongside a recovery selfie, the 35-year-old explained to her 877,000 followers that she “had a procedure on [her] left eye to cauterise the blood vessels” in it.

She added that the paler appearance of her “bad eye” - which is caused by the blood vessels “producing too much lipid fats” - impairs her vision.

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“There’s no place like home! In and out in one day thanks to the brilliant team @centreforsightuk,” she wrote enthusiastically. “Big thank you to my eye consultant @sherazdayafor fantastic care #eyecare #burns#scars #opthalmology #sherazdaya #centreforsight.”

Several people commented on the post, offering their support.

Radio and TV personality Fearne Cotton sent “loads of love” to the mum-of-two, as former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips said: “You have been through so much and always a smile. You are a treasure and an inspiration.”

DJ Sarah Jane Crawford also sent her a heart emoji, while Steps singer Faye Tozer-Smith called Piper a “legend” as she wished her a speedy recovery.

“Youre such a positive force, Katie. What a wonderful role model you are. This is what positive body image is all about,” one passionate fan wrote, while another described her as a “queen.”

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Just a few months ago, Piper spend ten days in hospital after she was diagnosed with sepsis.

“Ignored some symptoms because of being too busy and now I am in hospital with a bad infection,” she clarified on social media. "Moral of the story, always listen to your body. I am being looked after by some fantastic NHS nurses and doctors as always.”