History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Three
In this, the third installment in the History of Laser Eye Surgery series, we take you from the first large area ablation in a human eye to remove a corneal scar which was performed by Seiler through to the arrival of LASIK in 1990 as a method of correcting refractive errors.
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The introduction of PRK - 1988
In 1985, Seiler performed the first large area ablation in a human eye to remove ...
In a digital world in which we spend more and more time (with the average person spending 3 hours 55 minutes in front of their television) in front of screens, there is a little wonder as to why we are concerned about the effects of starring at a screen for long periods of time on our eyesight.
However, despite attempts to prove that watching too much television will affect your vision, those theories all appear to be unfounded. So, while watching too ...
History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Two
In this, the second installment in the History of Laser Eye Surgery series, we take you from the point that the excimer laser was used in the process Barraquer termed keratomileusis – sculpting the cornea – to the establishment of PRK criteria which ultimately paved the way for LASIK laser eye surgery.
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The history of the excimer laser – 1917
In the early 1990s, in-situ keratomileusis was combined with the emerging technology ...
History of Laser Eye Surgery - Part One
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This is the story of a procedure that has become the single most common elective operation in the world with over 35 million performed worldwide by 2010. It has evolved into a 10-minute process that can correct the vast majority of all refractive errors with minimal discomfort, a recovery time of a few hours and dramatic visual results overnight.
It is the confluence of numerous brilliant ideas and bio-engineering accomplishments that have led ...
Can hay fever sufferers have laser eye surgery?
Although most of us cannot wait to say goodbye to the dark, cold and depressingly short winter days and greet spring with a warm sigh and joyful heart, for some people the season change comes with an inconvenient and unwelcome side effect… hay fever.
Depending on where you live and which pollen spores are to blame for the condition, an itchy and runny or blocked nose, sneezing and irritated eyes can be your unwelcome companions ...
Great sport and 20/20 vision see eye to eye
Footballers, hikers, runners, sailing enthusiasts, skiers, white water rafters and swimmers are all among London Vision Clinic patients. The risks of using contact lenses in the water are well chronicled; and goggles fitted with lenses - while adding a humorous scene in the film Notting Hill - in reality offer only extremely limited help in the swimming pool. London Vision Clinic surgeon, Glenn Carp (a keen swimmer) recalls, before having his own sight problems ...
London Vision Clinic’s Top Five Tips for Summer
When heading into the summer season and looking forward to relaxing on the beach or enjoying the outdoors, everyone worries about protecting their skin. Equally as important, your eyes can also fall victim to the harmful rays of the sun. Besides choosing the most fashionable pair of shades, we at London Vision Clinic believe it is important to opt for the best shades that protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
At times, it seems difficult to ...
Bad Eyesight: The History of Finding a Cure
In modern society, we’re lucky enough to have the skills and knowledge to cure a lot of ailments: this includes adjusting poor vision with laser eye surgery. We’re also lucky enough to have the common sense to know that certain procedures will do more harm than good. That hasn't always been the case.
The path of discovery towards a cure for poor vision dates back to the 1st Century AD, when Roman scholar Seneca the Younger noticed that ...
Laser Eye Surgery - Steve's story
A personal story of laser eye surgery, seen 'through the eyes' of a London Vision Clinic patient, Steve - a professional musician and photographer...
"I’ve always been hyper critical about my vision – as a professional musician, I depend on my quality of sight to read music effectively on stage and, as a photographer, I depend on it to capture the essence of the world around me.
Before my first visit to London Vision Clinic, I was very ...
Life with Contact Lenses
Life with contact lenses may seem a blessing compared to the frustrations of glasses but, for some people, it can also be tough. Your lenses may not fog up like glasses, your vision won’t be subjected to a limiting frame, and there are no fragile arms or nose bridges that are at risk of being broken - but contact lenses are far from problem-free. In fact, they can sometimes be more, not less, frustrating than specs.
At the very least, ...