I had problems with my right eye from November 2012, causing bad pain on and off, and once, for a whole day, I wasn’t able to see out of my right eye at all. Eventually after several trips to the GP and to the hospital, a problem was identified with the cornea in my right eye (the front part of the eye), diagnosed by my optician and also a hospital consultant.
The pain was caused when my eyelid stuck to the front of my eye during sleep and when I opened my eyes on awakening, my eyelid removed some of the cells from the cornea. I was told that the problem was incurable. The symptoms and pain could only be managed by medication. There was also a risk that it could get worse. I was given eye drops, ointment and 3 months of antibiotics. I was told that later on I might need laser treatment, but this could not cure the problem, only reduce the symptoms. I was unable to tolerate the antibiotics so I did not take them, but I regularly used the drops and ointment.
In November 2017, I attended a Costa Healing Rooms training course for people interested in ministering at Costa Healing Rooms. At the last session we divided into small groups around tables, drinking coffee as if we were in the coffee shop. At each table were two people (the prayer team members) and one client who needed prayer. This was a ‘practice session’. I was one of the clients and I asked the team to pray for my eyes. At first nothing seemed to change and then a few weeks later, I realised that I was using the daytime drops less and less. It seemed that I did not need them. I still carried on using the ointment at night though, but had very little pain. In January 2018, I went back to my optician, who told me that the cornea in my right eye was completely normal. In addition, for the first time ever (and I have been wearing glasses since the age of 10) my eyesight had improved! I give thanks and praise to the Lord for all He has done for me.