Phillip Schofield emotional after seeing the sky properly ‘for the first time in years’ after eye surgery

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Phillip Schofield has shared an emotional post after finally being able to see clearly following life-changing eye surgery  (Phillip Schofield / Getty)
Phillip Schofield has shared an emotional post after finally being able to see clearly following life-changing eye surgery (Phillip Schofield / Getty)

Phillip Schofield has shared his delight after being able to see the sky clearly for the “first time in years” after undergoing surgery for a “debilitating” eye condition that left him unable to see properly.

The This Morning presenter, 60, underwent the second of two procedures to remove “floaters” from his eyes on Thursday.

Taking to social media the day after, he revealed that he is already seeing the benefits - literally.

In an emotional post shared to Instagram, he wrote: “Still a very dilated right eye BUT 100% floater free in both eyes!!!”

Phillip Schofield says he is taking no risks when it comes to his recovery (Phillip Schofield)
Phillip Schofield says he is taking no risks when it comes to his recovery (Phillip Schofield)

He continued: “For the first time in years... a beautiful clear blue sky. Might have just shed a little tear as I looked up into a blemish free blue sky.”

And he’s taking no chances when it comes to his recovery, revealing that he has been sleeping with a ski mask on.

Sharing an image of himself in the comical getup, he explained: “Sleep on your back to protect your eye’ No way I can do that... so... Ski goggles!! Genuis”.

The silver-haired star first opened up about his condition on This Morning back in 2020, saying: “My retinas are not detaching, but I have debilitating eye floaters.”

Phillip Schofield shared a picture of him on Thursday with his medical team (Phillip Schofield)
Phillip Schofield shared a picture of him on Thursday with his medical team (Phillip Schofield)

It is believed that he underwent a vitrectomy, the surgery he previously described as “the only way” to help with his affliction.

“I am at the cutting edge of all this, let me tell you, because the only way to treat them is a vitrectomy, where they suck the jelly out of your eye,” he told viewers of the ITV daytime show.

Schofield shared at the time how he was hoping to be the first person in the UK to undergo a “half vitrectomy” procedure, explaining: “They are trying to pioneer a half vitrectomy which started in America – see I know a lot about this!

“You have half the vitrectomy, take the floaters out, but you don’t get a cataract. And I am hoping I might be the first person in the country to get this!”

Adding: “They drive me insane! My vision is like a filthy bathroom window drifting across my eyes, and it drives me crazy.”