The TV presenter received help at an ophthalmology clinic after her cornea became inflamed from wearing contact lenses for too long.
The TV personality took to Instagram on Sunday to tell her followers about it. She posted a photo in which she lays with a swollen eye, and recalled that “you have to sometimes put yourself first.”
@kategarraway:”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. 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”
Kate has also been caring for her husband Derek Draper, who continues to struggle with the effects of COVID after falling ill in the spring of 2020. He spent the last year in intensive care before returning home and it is still very difficult for him to function independently and needs care.