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

Amy West
Contributor
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.”