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Kate Garraway reveals she has been treated for an inflamed cornea

Kate Garraway reveals she was hospitalised with an inflamed cornea as she reminders fellow carers you ‘sometimes have to put yourself first’ during husband Derek’s Covid battle

  • The presenter, 54, received treatment at Moorfields Eye Hospital after her cornea became inflamed as a result of wearing her contacts for too long
  • Kate is a carer for her husband Derek Draper, who continues to battle ‘devastating’ effects of long Covid, after falling ill with in March 2020


Kate Garraway has revealed that she had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for an inflamed cornea after wearing her contact lenses for too long. 

The journalist, 54, took to Instagram on Sunday to tell her followers that she was taken to Moorfields Eye Hospital after having very long days wearing her contacts. 

She posted an image of herself lying down with one swollen eye as she reminded fellow carers that ‘sometimes you have to put yourself first’.  

Kate is a carer for her husband Derek Draper, who continues to battle ‘devastating’ effects of long Covid, after falling ill with coronavirus in March 2020.

Ouch! Kate Garraway, 54, has revealed that she had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for an inflamed cornea after wearing her contact lenses for too long

Not good: The journalist took to Instagram on Sunday to tell her followers that she was taken to Moorfields Eye Hospital after having very long days wearing her contacts

Not good: The journalist took to Instagram on Sunday to tell her followers that she was taken to Moorfields Eye Hospital after having very long days wearing her contacts

Kate wrote in the caption: ‘Ouch! But thanks to the brilliant @nhs team @moorfieldsuae not permanent.’ 

‘Inflamed cornea caused probably by wearing my contacts for too long on some very long days recently. Hence the glasses on @gmb on Friday.’ 

‘And to think I nearly didn’t get it checked out as was wanting to get back home to do some physio with Derek.’ 

She went on to implore her followers who are carers like she is to make sure they are still taking care of themselves. 

‘A further reminder if you are a carer, parent or anyone really you have to sometimes put yourself first otherwise you are no use to anyone you are trying to help. 

’48 hours of putting drops in every hour day AND night & I will be back on track. Hope everyone is having a lovely #sunday ‘ 

Spectacles: She went onto reveal that this was the reason why she was wearing glasses on Friday's episode of Good Morning Britain (pictured)

Spectacles: She went onto reveal that this was the reason why she was wearing glasses on Friday’s episode of Good Morning Britain (pictured)

The injury is another in a long line of troubles that Kate has been through this past year while her husband Derek continues to suffer with complications after having Covid-19.   

He has spent the last year in intensive care before returning home and is still unable to function independently.

Kate picked up the National Television Award for Authored Documentary last month for her work on Finding Derek, which documented his ordeal.  

She has revealed that there will be a follow up to the show, which offered a raw account of the family’s journey during his stay in hospital.

She told The Sun: ‘We are going to make another documentary, there are plans for more.

‘Derek has a very short window of energy, but we are tying. He has been home for four months now and it was enough for him being home.

‘Now we are really hoping we can have more and more people in to see him.’

Tough: The injury is another in a long line of troubles that Kate has been through this past year while her husband Derek continues to suffer with complications after having Covid-19

Tough: The injury is another in a long line of troubles that Kate has been through this past year while her husband Derek continues to suffer with complications after having Covid-19

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