Lucy Owen, a BBC newsreader, stated that a regular eye exam restored her sight.
The broadcaster, who usually appears on BBC Wales Today, was taken to the hospital earlier this year when a detached retina was discovered.
When the thin layer at the back of your eye (retina) falls loose, it is called a detached retina.
Lucy said that she had ‘occasional white flashes’ in her right eye, which required her to be bedridden and wear an eye patch.
She told BBC Wales about how she nearly lost her sight: ‘My mind was racing. It was all so difficult to comprehend.
‘If it didn’t work, how would I cope? Would I still be able to work, read the autocue? Faced with the prospect of losing my sight in that eye, suddenly the vision that I’d always taken for granted seemed incredibly precious.’
She continued: ‘The operation took about 40 minutes and I was in and out of hospital in a few hours. I had to spend the following week lying on my side, and then it was a waiting game for my vision to return to normal.
‘As it turned out, that would take about three months. I felt disorientated and unable to go outside for the first six weeks or so. But as my vision improved, so did my confidence to get back on my feet and out and about.
‘The main thing is my vision did come back.’
Following a previous thank you to NHS doctors for saving her sight, the mother-of-one, who is also renowned for hosting consumer rights programme X-Ray, asked her 32,000 followers to ‘keep an eye on theirs too.’
At the time, she shared on X formerly known as Twitter: ‘Again I need to say a huge thank you to the #NHS.
‘Going home after Mr Williams and the amazing team @CV_UHB stopped me losing sight in my eye with surgery for a detached retina.
‘Very grateful to my optician who spotted in and rushed me in. Diolch [thank you in Welsh] all. Keep an eye on yours too.’