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Frequently Asked Questions 69
 Condition or Circumstance
 Can the person have laser eye surgery at the London Vision Clinic?
 Have night vision disturbances?
 Have nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)?
 Yes. Laser eye surgery will not treat the nystagmus, but can be safely performed with the use of sensitive eye tracking systems (which are now fitted to most modern lasers).
 Have only one good eye?
 Have prism?
 Yes. However, you may still need prism glasses if you have double vision with contact lenses or without the prism in your spectacles.
 Have strabismus (squint)?
 Yes. However, laser eye surgery techniques alone will not resolve a strabismus problem, unless the strabismus is a fully accommodative squint (this is seen in some long- sighted people whose eye turns in without their glasses or contact lenses but is perfectly straight with glasses or contact lenses). In general, laser eye surgery is unlikely to be able to restore vision beyond that which is attainable with glasses or contact lenses.
 Have systemic lupus erythematosus?
 Yes, if it is well controlled. Your surgeon will assess your suitability on a case-by-case basis.
 Have thin corneas?
 Perhaps. If you have been turned down for laser surgery due to corneal thickness, it is worth having a complete preoperative assessment with us, including a VHF ultrasound examination with the Artemis, to rule out keratoconus. If you have thin corneas but do not have keratoconus, you will likely still be a candidate for laser eye surgery using SMILE or a surface procedure.

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