Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Ulcers in My Eye?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Ulcers in My Eye? If you are considering Laser Eye Surgery but have corneal ulcers (keratitis), you may be concerned that you will be unable to go ahead with your treatment. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about corneal ulcers and how they could impact your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery. What is Keratitis? Corneal ulcers – also known as ulcerative keratitis or simply keratitis – refers…

What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived ‘time wasting’, and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination! However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem that is bigger than what the appointment was initially booked for. This fear is, for many people, a reason to avoid regular visits to the GP, dentist, or optometrist….

What are the Suitability Differences Between LASIK, LASEK/PRK and SMILE?

The vast majority of patients undergoing laser eye surgery worldwide are suitable for LASIK. Roughly, 10% of patients have LASEK or PRK. The main consideration when recommending LASEK or PRK over LASIK is corneal thickness. Secondary considerations include the patient’s pre-operative prescription. In this video, Mr Carp provides a thorough explanation as to when he would recommend one treatment over the other…

Common Questions About Laser Eye Surgery and Suitability

Common Questions About Laser Eye Surgery and Suitability Laser Eye Surgery has come a long way over the years, with surgeons – with the help of cutting-edge technology – now able to treat more patients and higher prescriptions than ever before. But it is still important to be aware of any factors that may affect your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery treatment. In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most common questions about Laser Eye Surgery…

Another Clinic Found Me Unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery

If Another Clinic Finds Me Unsuitable, Why Should I Come To London Vision Clinic? Making the decision to enquire about Laser Eye Surgery can take a lot of research, anxiety, and debate with oneself over the pros and cons. When you finally pluck up the courage to make that initial appointment, it may not have even crossed your mind that your chosen clinic will find you unsuitable for treatment. So, when this happens, it can be deflating, to say the…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Only One Good Eye? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Only One Good Eye? Laser Eye Surgery has come a long way over the years. Not only is it more effective in the refractive errors that it can treat, but it is now suitable for more patients than ever before. In fact, at the best clinics, surgeons can treat even very high prescriptions in many patients that would once have been unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery. But what if you have…

FAQs: Conditions That May Make You Unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery

Conditions That May Make You Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery Thanks to advancements in expertise and technology in recent years, more people than ever before are now suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. However, there are some factors that may affect your eligibility for treatment. On this page, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most common questions regarding conditions that may make you unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery. Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Diabetes?…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Large Pupils? [VIDEO]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Large Pupils? Most prospective patients understandably have a lot of questions when it comes to the possibility of having Laser Eye Surgery. Thankfully, most of these questions are fairly straightforward to answer. In fact, at London Vision Clinic, we strive to provide as much insight into Laser Eye Surgery and our other treatments as possible (just take a look at the rest of our blog!). But there are some questions that…