Will I Have a Speedy Recovery from Laser Eye Surgery?

Surgery is such a heavy word, and often can often bring with it a feeling of fear or hesitation; it can make you pause and think, “Do I really need this?” In the knowledge that laser eye surgery is a 100% optional procedure, you might well ask yourself important questions such as, “is this the right choice for me?”, “do the benefits outweigh the costs?”, and “how long will it take me to recover?”…

Is Laser Eye Surgery Available Through the NHS?

Is Laser Eye Surgery Available Through the NHS? The National Health Service (NHS) has long been a uniting fixture of the British people. Founded in the wake of the Second World War in 1948, the NHS has saved the lives of countless people and provided much-needed universal care for decades. But there are some areas that the NHS can’t cover – at least not in all cases. It is estimated that there are over 1.6 million interactions between patients and…

What’s More Important – The Surgeon or the Technology Used for My Laser Eye Surgery?

Obviously good equipment will allow you to do bit more intensive preparing or generating profiles for the patient that are perhaps a little bit more refined compared to older equipment for example and secondly you need a good surgeon to know how to manipulate that equipment to get the most out of it. So it is a dual benefit if you have a good surgeon with a lot of experience and the latest equipment at the surgeon’s disposal….

Can I Take a Sedative Before my Laser Eye Surgery Procedure?

We advise all patients before the treatment that should they require something to relax them, it is available to them. We provide oral relaxants half an hour before the procedure to those patients who are particularly anxious. Having said that, the majority of people will accept that this is a very quick, less than 15 minute, procedure, completely painless and they prefer not to be sedated in any way so as to enjoy the after-effects afterwards because the results are direct. There is no delay in terms of response to the actual treatment, the vision is available straight away….

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…