Table 5

Points raised in open ended questions. Numbers do not add up precisely as a patient sometimes complained of more than one matter

Response n
Anxiety about the diagnosis17
Poor vision in the treated eye15
Found distance to travel for treatment either to London or to Liverpool, where the cyclotron
is based, to be a problem.
Pain during treatment11
Disliked the isolation required for brachytherapy9
Disliked wearing the mask (part of the treatment
for proton beam radiotherapy)
Doctors could be kinder4
Lack of information3
Complained of discomfort from bright lights
during clinical examination
Found clinic impersonal3
Loss of binocular vision2
Use of eye drops2