In December 2016, I underwent cataract surgery in Jersey with outstanding success. I would pay tribute to Mr Anish Shah and his team for their skill and knowledge before, during and after my surgery. My right eye presented various problematic factors, including elongation of my eye, astigmatism and a rather ‘wobbly’ lens capsule, all of which have been overcome. At every stage the procedures and potential risks were explained to me in detail. My thanks also to the team at the Day Surgery Unit at the General Hospital for their care and professionalism.