Phillip Schofield undergoes surgery to remove ‘eye floaters’ for his ‘debilitating’ eye condition

Phillip Schofield gives an update on his ‘debilitating’ eye condition – after undergoing surgery to remove ‘floaters’ from his retinas

He has previously opened up about suffering from a ‘debilitating’ eye condition – admitting that it drives him ‘crazy’.

And Phillip Schofield took to Instagram on Thursday to provide fans with an update on the condition, undergoing a surgery on his left eye that morning.

Sharing that the ‘floaters’ in his eyes had been removed, the 60-year-old was clad with an eyepatch as he took a shirtless snap post-op.

Eye condition: Phillip Schofield, 60, has given an update on his 'debilitating' eye condition - after undergoing surgery to remove 'floaters' from his retinas

Eye condition: Phillip Schofield, 60, has given an update on his ‘debilitating’ eye condition – after undergoing surgery to remove ‘floaters’ from his retinas

Taking to his Instagram Stories, Phillip posed for a smiley selfie outside as the patch covered his left eye.

‘Finally got the INCREDIBLY frustrating ‘floaters’ sucked out of my left eyeball,’ penned the This Morning presenter.

While another mirror shot showed electrode stickers decorating his bare chest as he quipped: ‘Er… Was I supposed to come home with these still on?’

Post-surgery: While another mirror shot showed electrode stickers decorating his bare chest as he quipped: 'Er... Was I supposed to come home with these still on?'

Post-surgery: While another mirror shot showed electrode stickers decorating his bare chest as he quipped: ‘Er… Was I supposed to come home with these still on?’

High spirits: He lathered up the sun lotion, admitting he didn't want tan lines around the medical patch

High spirits: He lathered up the sun lotion, admitting he didn’t want tan lines around the medical patch

Making a joke out of the situation, Phillip added an eyeball sticker over the patch, alongside large emojis.

Talking about his condition on This Morning back in 2020, he revealed: ‘My retinas are not detaching, but I have debilitating eye floaters.’

It is thought that he underwent a vitrectomy, the surgery he previously described as ‘the only way’ to help with his condition.

‘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.’

Day out: It was a busy few day for Phillip, who enjoyed a kayaking trip on Wednesday, dubbing it a 'lovely day'

Day out: It was a busy few day for Phillip, who enjoyed a kayaking trip on Wednesday, dubbing it a ‘lovely day’

At the time, Phillip explained that 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!’

‘They drive me insane! My vision is like a filthy bathroom window drifting across my eyes, and it drives me crazy,’ continued the TV personality. 

He even admitted that the procedure worried his mum, who feared he was ‘going blind’.

Water-bound: Sharing snaps to his 3M followers, the host took to the water for the sunny day out

A ball: Donning life jackets, he and his companion made their way around the water by steering one-seater kayaks

Water-bound: Sharing snaps to his 3M followers, the host took to the water for the sunny day out

But putting his mind at rest, This Morning’s Dr Sara assured that it is ‘not an emergency’ or ‘anything to worry about’.

It was a busy few day for Phillip, who enjoyed a kayaking trip on Wednesday, dubbing it a ‘lovely day’.

Sharing snaps to his 3M followers, the host took to the water as he jested: ‘3 hour full upper body workout I’m going to feel it tomorrow’. 

He jested: '3 hour full upper body workout I'm going to feel it tomorrow'

He jested: ‘3 hour full upper body workout I’m going to feel it tomorrow’

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