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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

London Vision Clinic is helping to reduce preventable and unnecessary blindness in Nepal

The World Health Organisation estimates that 39 million people around the world suffer from blindness. Of that population, over 50% of avoidable cases are caused by untreated cataracts, closely followed by uncorrected refractive error.1 In Nepal, only the privileged few can afford sight restoring cataract or corrective eye surgery. Even buying a pair of glasses is out of most people’s reach. That’s why we have been focusing our efforts on two key projects: the establishment of a Refractive Surgery Unit in Kathmandu… Read more

London Vision Clinic is helping to reduce preventable and unnecessary blindness in Nepal

Mr Stuart On His Journey Through His Ophthalmic Training

It was during my first year as a Junior Doctor that I decided I wanted to be an Eye Surgeon. I was fascinated by the technology in the speciality and the fast pace of the research developments. I was accepted onto ophthalmology training in London and through the 7 years of placements I developed a keen interest in corneal and cataract surgery. After completing my general training, I went on to further sub specialise in corneal surgery during a one-year fellowship at… Read more

Mr Stuart On His Journey Through His Ophthalmic Training

Through the eyes of musician, Mo Pleasure

Morris ‘Mo’ Pleasure is a multi-instrumentalist, musical director, composer and producer. Well known for starting his musical career playing bass for Ray Charles as well as being the musical director of Earth, Wind and Fire, he is probably the most famous musician you haven’t hear of because he has supported on and off stage the likes of George Duke, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, David Foster, Bette Midler and others. Pleasure also appeared in the 2009 Michael Jackson documentary… Read more

Through the eyes of musician, Mo Pleasure

Valerie Singleton has LASIK and now Cataract surgery at London Vision Clinic

Television personality Valerie Singleton OBE, perhaps best known for presenting Blue Peter in the 60s and 70s, speaks to us about her journey with London Vision Clinic. After initially having PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision LASIK back in 2005 with Professor Reinstein, she returned to the clinic for her cataract surgery. Valerie first met Professor Reinstein on holiday at the Club Med in Tunisia; back in the early 80’s. She recalls, “Dan was out there working and would often perform saxophone for the… Read more

Valerie Singleton has LASIK and now Cataract surgery at London Vision Clinic

Professor Reinstein has been named the world’s number one in his field

Professor Reinstein has been named the world’s number one in his field, as the Top LASIK expert. Expertscape is the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. Based on a global analysis of more than 27,000 biomedical topics, Expertscape evaluates all scientific publications for scientific impact and footprint. Professor Reinstein has been rated as the top-rated expert in both categories relating to laser eye surgery, namely: LASIK (Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ) and Laser Corneal Surgery in the world. Professor Reinstein together… Read more

Professor Reinstein has been named the world’s number one in his field

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

As well as all the obvious advantages of being without glasses or contacts, Laser Eye Surgery is also one of the most sensible economic investments you can make. The procedure will eventually pay for itself by avoiding the costs of regular visits to the opticians, contact lenses and solutions, and not least all those broken glasses and designer frames. All this means that the biggest financial savings to be made are by those who have LASIK when they are young. But that… Read more

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

I was 47 years old with a -33 prescription…

We sat down with our patient Inge to talk about her journey with her vision, and how she has gone from a prescription of -33 to 0… As a baby, I was born with a prescription of approximately -5 and with each year that passed, it increased by one or two dioptres. By the time I was 18 years old, my prescription was at -20 which continued to grow until I decided to do something about it, back in 2010, when I… Read more

I was 47 years old with a -33 prescription…

The road to better vision – part 2

Change can be dramatic – a sudden trauma or event – but can also be so gradual that we barely notice. Maybe its that extra kilo or two that sneak on each year until suddenly you look back at photos of you ten years ago, significantly healthier looking. Or like me, maybe it’s your eyesight – once so crisp and clear – but slowly deteriorated to the point of being unsafe and difficult to function. I didn’t want to acknowledge the change.… Read more

The road to better vision – part 2

An interview with Professor Reinstein on PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision and ReLEx SMILE

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is a sophisticated laser eye surgery treatment to get around the effects of ageing of the eye (presbyopia), which was devised by myself, here at the London Vision Clinic in 2004 and implemented by Carl Zeiss into their laser platform as PRESBYOND® in 2009. PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision is modified binocular vision (vision using both eyes with an overlapping field of vision) and we intentionally correct the eyes slightly differently. The dominant eye is focused to see mainly… Read more

An interview with Professor Reinstein on PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision and ReLEx SMILE

The road to better vision…

As a full-time athlete within the British Para-Cycling Team, Karen Darke, MBE FRSGS, has devoted her life to training, competing and pushing herself to her limits. Embarking on adventures from covering the 372-mile ice cap in Greenland whilst sitting on skis and using her poles traverse the ground, to climbing Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and El Capitan, she doesn’t let anything stop her. In 2012, she became a silver-medallist in the London Paralympics, and in 2016 she became a gold-medallist hand-cycling Paralympic Champion… Read more

The road to better vision…

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