Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

Scar Tissue and Laser Eye Surgery

A less common issue—but one we continually see—is scar tissue on the eyes.

Scar tissue can occur at any point in a person’s life due to a physically traumatic incident such as a car or sports accident. Additionally, it can occur as the result of certain medical conditions.

Some of the problems scar tissue can cause include distorted and blurred vision and, in some cases, discomfort in the eye. Unfortunately, not all patients who have scar tissue are candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. However, innovations in laser technology have made it possible to operate in a growing number of cases, and many patients have subsequently seen major improvements.

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London Vision Clinic is one of the few clinics in the world to use Artemis VHF digital ultrasound scanning technology—the most accurate method of determining the depth and extent of scarring in the cornea.

Developed by Professor Dan Reinstein with colleagues at Cornell University, New York, this ultrasound scanner is able to measure individual corneal layers in 3D to the measure of 1 micron precision (100th the width of a human hair). This is one of the reasons why London Vision Clinic is one of the most recognized complication repair clinics in the world.

An insight from a Laser Eye Surgery patient with scar tissue

Irene’s eyes were injured by a spark from firewood when she was a child. This caused permanent scar tissue on her eyes and affected her vision daily.

At first Irene wasn’t particularly optimistic about being a candidate for Laser Eye Surgery, let alone seeing dramatic results. However, as she went through the range of tests, measurements, and scans, she became increasingly confident in the whole process.

She recalls that the tests were painless and that everyone was extremely friendly, which put her at complete ease. Soon afterwards, Irene met with her laser eye surgeon (in this case Professor Reinstein) to talk about the procedure and her doubts and concerns. It wasn’t long before she was fully on-board and looking forward to having the surgery.

As expected, the surgery was another success story and Irene was thrilled with the results, even called it a life-changing experience.

Artemis technology and Laser Eye Surgery repair work

For a more detailed look at the unique applications of Artemis VHF digital ultrasound technology, check out the lecture below by expert laser eye surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein.

Below is another lecture by Professor Reinstein on the unique fix up and therapeutic repair capabilities enabled by Artemis ultrasound technology.

Have scar tissue and wondering if you’re suitable for Laser Eye Surgery? Contact us for a no obligation chat with one of our Patient Care Coordinators and find out what we can do for you.

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

90 Comments
  1. carol brown 16/06/2014 at 20:11

    I have tissue rot behind my eye, is there something that can be done to stop me from going blind?

    • London Vision Clinic 17/06/2014 at 18:45

      Dear Carol,

      I’m afraid we only provide laser eye surgery, and we are also unable to give medical advice of this nature over this forum. In order to get an accurate answer to this question, you would need to visit your optometrist in person, for an eye exam.

      We wish you the best of luck.

      Kind regards,
      London Vision Clinic

  2. Ross C 18/02/2015 at 20:59

    I have scarring post-LASIK surgery (from a different company). Is it possible to treat this with Artemis VHF digital ultrasound scanning technology?

    • London Vision Clinic 20/02/2015 at 16:30

      Hi Ross,

      Thanks for getting in touch, and apologies for the delay in responding. Yes, theoretically it may be possible to treat your scarring using Artemis technology – we have successfully used this technology to treat patients with corneal scarring in the past. To begin the process, we would need to see the records from your previous surgery, so that Professor Reinstein can review them and advise whether you would be a suitable candidate for treatment. The best thing would be for you to contact the clinic where you were treated to request the records, and then email them directly to us at info@londonvisionclinic.com. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to us first and be given a personal point of contact, please do call us on 020 7224 1005 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm), or fill in the our online contact form (https://www.londonvisionclinic.com/contact-us/) with your details, so that we can contact you directly.

      I hope this is helpful. If you have any further questions or any difficulty in obtaining your records, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

      Kind regards,

      London Vision Clinic

    • Dhaval 13/08/2016 at 13:11

      Hi Ross,
      I have seen that you have laser scar issue with your eye.

      Have you found any cure?

      I do have same trouble and trying to find cure.

  3. tef 24/03/2015 at 20:08

    Hi I had RVO in my left eye. I have nearly full vision in the eye, I just have a bit discomfort and a bit of loss of vision can this be treated?

    • London Vision Clinic 02/04/2015 at 08:53

      Hi Tef,

      I’m afraid we only offer refractive laser eye surgery and cataract surgery here. You would need to visit a retinal specialist or general eye hospital to discuss your condition. Sorry we can’t be of more help.

      Kind regards,

      London Vision Clinic

  4. gayathri 19/11/2015 at 01:59

    i found of a corneal scarring .its not pretty much visible but very visible in direct light, some how its very irritating for me and affecting my self confidence. is it possible to remove it without complex surgery . please reply me my eye doctor saying tat mark will there and it won’t go. please reply me so tat i can deal with it if it don’t go

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 12:21

      Hi Gayathri,

      Would you be looking to have Laser Eye Surgery to get rid of your glasses or contact lenses? If this is the case them yes, in a lot of cases we have treated patients who have previous scars from corneal ulcers. However, if you were just looking to have the scar removed it may not be the best option to put you under an unnecessary procedure. Please let us know if you need any other information by getting in contact on 0207 224 1005 or via info@londonvisionclinic.com
      Thanks,

      London Vision Clinic

  5. Renee 11/12/2015 at 21:41

    I have idiopathic posterior uveitis and secondary glaucoma. I had 7 laser treatments, before the surgeries and 6 eye surgeries. I have scarring in my left eye and have lost almost all of my vision. I see a glow. I was wanderng if there is a procedure to correct this or remove the scarring? Is this possible?

    • Bethany Kingsley 20/05/2016 at 14:38

      Hi Renee,

      Thank you for your comment. I would recommend you contact a more general Ophthalmic unit who would be able to recommend you to a specialist. Unfortunately, laser eye surgery is not going to help in your circumstances. We wish you the best.

      Thanks
      London Vision Clinic

  6. Kenny Adebayo 26/01/2016 at 15:35

    can scar be treated? Am having issue with my left eye couldn’t read with it.

    • Bethany Kingsley 13/03/2016 at 17:27

      Hi Kenny,

      Scars can be treated, yes. However, it is on a case by case basis. Using the Artemis Scanner we can obtain a precise mapping of the cornea and are therefore able to treat scars other clinics can’t. We would need to assess your eyes in order to determine your suitability. Please let me know if you would like one of Patient Care Coordinators to get in touch with you.

      Thanks

  7. Rachel 02/03/2016 at 21:44

    I am considering laser eye surgery but I am prone to keloids. I have over 10 on my body including 3 on my face. Would this make me an unsuitable candidate for laser eye surgery? Can keloids form in my cornea?

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 12:23

      Hi Rachel,

      Thank you for your email. We have treated patients before who were prone to Keloids. However, this would be on a case by case basis. You may need to see an external specialist to fully confirm your suitability but it certainly isn’t a contraindication at this stage.
      Please let us know if you need any other information by getting in contact on 0207 224 1005 or via info@londonvisionclinic.com
      Thanks,

      London Vision Clinic

  8. Abi 19/03/2016 at 11:31

    Hi, I had an inflammation at the back of my right eye. Which was stopped with steroids, but has since left a scar at the back of my eye. I have peripheral vision in the eye but can’t read with the eye because of the scar’s position.

    Can surgery correct this?

    • Bethany Kingsley 09/04/2016 at 17:12

      Hi Abi,

      Thanks for your question. Laser Eye Surgery can usually do what the glasses are doing. As the scar is on the back of your eye, it is unlikely that Laser Eye Surgery will be beneficial for you. If your vision is corrected with glasses or contact lenses then there may be something we can do.

      Thanks

  9. Kim 02/04/2016 at 13:40

    Hi I have very bad scar tissue due to a viral infection in both eyes and as a result I have light sensative eyes dry eye and terrible night vision, can this be helped

    • Bethany Kingsley 09/04/2016 at 17:14

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for your question. It doesn’t sound like Laser Eye Surgery is what you are looking for. Laser Eye Surgery can usually do what the glasses are doing. If you find your vision is improved with glasses then it may be beneficial for you. You would most likely need to address the dry eye as well. Do you take medication or drops for this?

      Thanks

  10. Tim Johnson 07/04/2016 at 15:27

    I had scar tissue removed from a cataract lenses and a few months later overnight I have blueness and a large severe floater. The eye doctor says its old age and I have to just live with it. What is your opinion? What do you suggest.?

    • Bethany Kingsley 20/05/2016 at 14:35

      Hi Tim,
      I would suggest you go to a specialist to check your eyes. Was the scar following cataract surgery?
      Thanks
      London Vision Clinic

  11. Stephanie Hayes 08/04/2016 at 08:26

    Hi
    I have scarring on my right eye following treatment (biopsy and cryotherapy) to remove some pre cancerous cells. The scarring is red and makes me feel very self conscious. Would this be something you would be able to help with?

    • Bethany Kingsley 09/04/2016 at 17:18

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thank you for your question. Laser eye surgery is to correct refractive error and it is unlikely to help you in your situation. Surgery is performed on the cornea. If the scar is causing you a refractive error then it is certainly possible this can be helped. Please contact us on 0207 224 1005 if you need more information.

      Thanks

  12. Stephanie Hayes 13/04/2016 at 13:01

    Hi in reply to the message about ;
    I don’t have any problems with my eye sight due to my scar I am wanting it sorted for cosmetic reasons as my eye appears very red and it seems ugly to me
    Is this something you can help with

    Stephanie

  13. Michael Deschle 15/04/2016 at 16:33

    Hello,

    I have been told that I have scar tissue on the back of my right eye from having hydrocephalus when I was 1 yr old. I thought I’ve been told that my vision in that eye now is 20/200. I am now 46 years old. Would I possibly be a candidate for your Artemis surgery to remove some or all of the scar tissue and possibly improve my sight in that eye?

    Thank you for your reply

    Mike

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 17:14

      Hi Mike,

      Laser eye surgery reshapes the cornea. It does not treat the back of the eye. The main aim of laser eye surgery is to correct a patients vision to the same level that they get in their glasses or contact lenses. If you are happy with the vision in your glasses and you feel that this is improved then laser eye surgery could benefit you. Please contact us on 0207 224 1005 for any further questions.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  14. Leslie McKenzie 27/04/2016 at 16:47

    My granddaughter was born blind. Cornea, retina and lens embedded in each other. Eyes came out in points. Cadaver corneas were transplanted and she began to show signs of sight. Retinas detached several times but are now attached but scar tissue has formed & been removed over & over with no success. It continues to return and blocks vision. Do you know of anything that might help? I am searching everywhere. She has had 20 surgeries and is 22mths old.

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 11:59

      Dear Leslie,

      Thank you for getting in contact. We only have the facilities to perform Laser Eye Surgery. We do not see anyone under the age of 18. It doesn’t sound like Laser Eye Surgery would help. I would try contacting a more general Ophthalmic unit that specialise in treating children. I wish you the best of luck.

      Thanks,

      London Vision Clinic

    • Guy Bulkeley 22/05/2016 at 19:34

      I just asked question of London vision and awaiting reply. Simply had retinal detachment which repaired simultaneously with cataract surgery. Keloid or scarring developed and had retinal peel but keloid came back severely affecting vision. I’d like to make contact with Leslie McKenzie ( after hopefully hearing from London Vision and what you have to say) since we have common problem of reappearing scar tissue. What makes me nervous is cataract growing in other ( right) eye and worried about scarring if I have cataract surgery here. Thank you

      • Bethany Kingsley 23/05/2016 at 07:30

        Hi Guy,

        I am afraid that we wouldn’t be the best facility to give you the information regarding your eyes. Laser Eye Surgery can rid patients of their glasses. It doesn’t sound like this is what you are looking for. If the retinal issues are on going I would recommend you seek a specialist called Mr Riaz Asaria, he also performs cataract surgery so may be able to shed some light on your situation. Please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more details.
        Thanks
        London Vision Clinic

  15. arieys 06/05/2016 at 13:50

    hai i have a scar on my left eye due effect cornea ulcer but now my cornea ulcer full recover but have scar left in my eye…can i do laser treatment to remove scar..my cornea ulcer is full recover not need to put medical anymore

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 12:11

      Hi Arieys.

      Would you be looking to have Laser Eye Surgery to get rid of your glasses or contact lenses? If this is the case them yes, in a lot of cases we have treated patients who have previous scars from corneal ulcers. However, if you were just looking to have the scar removed it may not be the best option to put you under an unnecessary procedure. Please let us know if you need any other information by getting in contact on 0207 224 1005 or via info@londonvisionclinic.com
      Thanks,

      London Vision Clinic

  16. Rita 17/05/2016 at 17:15

    Hi, my 7 year old niece was just told she had an infection in the eye and wasn’t treated and it has affected both eyes. She brings her books close to her eyes before she can read. The infection scarred both eyes. Can I email the result to see if there is hope for her?

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/05/2016 at 11:52

      Hi Rita,

      Thank you for getting in touch. As a Laser eye clinic we do not do general Ophthalmic care. You would be better off contacting a larger ophthalmology unit that have expertise in dealing with children.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  17. Delight 25/05/2016 at 07:42

    I have a limbal dermoid In my left eye. The doctor said after the surgery a scar will remain and I don’t want that scar so can laser treatment help me with this.

    • Bethany Kingsley 25/05/2016 at 07:51

      Thank you for your comment. I am afraid refractive laser eye surgery will not help you with your scar. I would advise contacting a more general ophthalmic eye unit and asking for a specialist in the field. Thanks

  18. Ros Hart 28/05/2016 at 22:49

    I am long sighted but also have high eye pressure, treated with drops but have also had laser surgery to drain them. Would it still be possible to have corrective laser treatment?

    • Bethany Kingsley 01/06/2016 at 10:53

      Hi Ros,

      It could certainly be possible, yes. We would need to assess your eyes on an indivdual basis but would work in conjunction with the specialist who looks after your eye pressure in order to ensure it is save to proceed. Please contact the clinic on 0207 224 1005 if you have any further questions.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  19. Keith Jacobs 03/06/2016 at 15:54

    I am aged 66 and had shingles nearly 8 months ago. The shingles went into my right eye and caused an ulcer in the cornea. I was seeing an ophthalmologist from the start but he didn’t recognise the condition so when it deteriorated I went to Moorfields who have been treating me ever since. The ulcer has gone some time ago but it has left scar tissue which is causing blurred vision. Moorfields have recommended either a transplant or they thought a hard contact lens might help. What is the likelihood that laser surgery might improve my vision?

    • Bethany Kingsley 06/06/2016 at 09:41

      Hi Keith,
      We have treated numerous patients with similar concerns. The end result is dependent on the extent of the scarring, current prescription and level of vision. You have mentioned you have been recommended a corneal transplant, and it may be the case that laser eye surgery won’t be a viable option for you. We would need some further information to assess potential options, if you could contact us on 0207 224 1005 to discuss further.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  20. allen 06/07/2016 at 20:53

    as a teenager i contracted ‘pink eye’, this particular strain left me with 90% cornea scarring on 1 eye. The military wanted to do a transplant in the late 80’s i declined. Is this procedure a possible?

    • Bethany Kingsley 07/07/2016 at 11:49

      Dear Allen,
      Thank you for your comment. We do not perform corneal transplants. The procedure is still available but of course, you would need to be assessed for this. Laser eye surgery can in some cases help with this scarring but it would be better to get some more information about your eyes. Please contact the clinic on 0207 224 1005 or info@londonvisionclinic.com with more information.

      Thanks
      London Vision Clinic

  21. martyn 10/07/2016 at 19:30

    Hi i work in engineering and have had several foreign bodies(grinding sparks) removed from my eyes over the years. these Foreign bodies have left scaring. I can see black/grey scars in my field of vision, especially when looking at the sky for example. Could laser surgery help fix this?

    • Bethany Kingsley 11/07/2016 at 08:32

      Hi Martyn,

      This would very much be on a case by case basis. We would need to assess your eyes and determine if Laser Eye Surgery could help you. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 if you have any further questions.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  22. Virginia Cuisia 24/07/2016 at 23:44

    According to the test done in my eyes, they found that I have a scar tissue. Doctor said that I have to have a surgery with cataract also. Is it possible not to do the scar tissue operation, so instead do the cataract only. Thank you.

    • Bethany Kingsley 25/07/2016 at 09:17

      Hi Virginia,

      Thank you for your comment. We would need a bit more information regarding your eyes. For example, your age and where the scar tissue is exactly. Please feel free to call the clinic on 0207 224 1005.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  23. paul 17/08/2016 at 00:42

    Hi Bethany, I have keratoconus which led to hydrops in my left eye. If the resultant scarring is not clouding vision\ over my visual axis, would it be possible to get laser to reshape the irregular astigmatism? Perhaps in conjunction with collagen cross linking?

    • Bethany Kingsley 17/08/2016 at 07:51

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your email. If you have hydrops it is most likely in the advanced stages. We would suggest you see a specialist named Professor William Ayliffe to look into possible alternative surgery options before laser. It is unlikely Laser Eye surgery to correct your astigmatism would be a safe, viable option. If you would like Professor Ayliffes details please give the clinic a call on 0207 224 1005.
      Thanks,

      London Vision Clinic

  24. johnny 20/09/2016 at 17:41

    I have a milky white patch on my brown area of my corneal I was put on immune suppression drugs, this made the HSV1 zolstar virus to attack my eye.
    My eyesight is perfect 20/20 vision but this milky white patch is so noticeable that I can’t look people in the eye without them noticing.

    My eye doctor said there is nothing they could do.

    I did mention corneal transplant but they said NO as my vision is perfect and that transplant will make my vision in that eye worst.

    Can you help or I’m I stuck with this for life.

    Scaring became visible in February 2015 using steroid drops and dexamethasone 0.1%

    Will it improve over time 🙁

    • Bethany Kingsley 22/09/2016 at 07:02

      Hi Johnny,
      Thank you for your comment. We are a specialist clinic in Laser Eye Surgery to free patients of glasses or contact lenses. I would suggest you see an immunology corneal specialist. As you have mentioned your vision is good so it may be that it is safest to not have anything done. I can recommend Professor William Ayliffe. profayliffe@gmail.com. I hope this helps.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  25. Sue Thornhill 30/09/2016 at 16:50

    Good evening. I have had a corneal ulcer for 13 weeks now. Initially I was told that my eye might need to be removed, but after 6 weeks, that worry was over. I have been prescribed lots of different drops over the time. Apparantly the infection has gone but the lesion is not ‘closed’ and I am presently using Brolene, Hyabak, Dexafree and Cacicol drops have been added in an effort to ‘repair’. This is a brief history of the problem, but from what you can see, do you think I might be eligible for laser surgery – I also wear glasses – used to wear contact lenses, which it’s thought was the
    initial cause. We live in Spain but would happily travel to the UK for the treatment

    • Bethany Kingsley 03/10/2016 at 10:40

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you for your comment. Firstly, you would have to wait until the ulcer has completely settled (this can sometimes take 12 months). We have treated patients who have had corneal ulcers previously, however, in some cases they will be treated as a therapeutic case if the scar is for example particularly deep. Please contact the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more information, or conversely email info@londonvisionclinic.com. If you can get as much information from previous clinics/doctors so we can review your case.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  26. Sue Thornhill 03/10/2016 at 10:01

    Bethany, hello. I have a corneal ulcer, it would appear from wearing contact lenses! The infection has gone and I am having drops in order to close the lesion. I have been told that there will be scarring – at the moment, if I close my ‘good’ eye, it’s as though I am looking through a net curtain. Do you think I might be a suitable candidate for laser surgery? I do not like wearing glasses but do not want to go back to wearing contact lenses. We live in Spain but would happily travel to the UK if treatment is possible.
    Kind regards, Sue

    • Bethany Kingsley 03/10/2016 at 10:41

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you for your comment. Firstly, you would have to wait until the ulcer has completely settled (this can sometimes take 12 months). We have treated patients who have had corneal ulcers previously, however, in some cases they will be treated as a therapeutic case if the scar is for example particularly deep. Please contact the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more information, or conversely email info@londonvisionclinic.com. If you can get as much information from previous clinics/doctors so we can review your case.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  27. Mike D 03/10/2016 at 17:21

    Hi
    Can you use laser to remove scarring as a result of herpes eye infection?

    • Bethany Kingsley 03/10/2016 at 18:00

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for your comment. Laser eye surgery can still be performed when a patient has a non-active infection and is completely settled. However, laser eye surgery would not be suitable for just removing the scarring, it would be possible to look into it for visual correction. You would most likely need an external appointment with an inflammatory specialist. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more information.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  28. haseena 07/10/2016 at 09:29

    Hi

    I have a scar tissue in my left eye, is this curable with laser?

    • Bethany Kingsley 07/10/2016 at 09:53

      Hi Haseena,
      Laser eye surgery is for patients who are looking to rid themselves of glasses or contact lenses. In some cases patients who have scar tissue are suitable but it is not a treatment that would rid you of the scar tissue for aesthetic purposes. If you are looking to correct your vision then this would be more suitable for you.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  29. Sagir Yakubu 09/10/2016 at 02:11

    Hi doc i just conducted a pundus test on my left eye and a very big scar was found at the back of my eye which affected my vision to become very low. And the doctors here in Nigeria told me that nothing can b done. Please is there any way out to rwmive the scar and restore my vision using laser surgery? Thanks

    • Bethany Kingsley 09/10/2016 at 14:00

      Hi Sagir,
      I am afraid Laser Eye Surgery is performed on the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. It would not help the scar that is at the back of your eye. If your any of your vision is corrected with glasses it is possible that laser eye surgery could help you reach that level of vision. I would try contacting a more general ophthalmic unit for further information.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  30. Sagir Yakubu 09/10/2016 at 02:15

    Hi doc i just conducted a pundus test on my left eye and a very big scar was found at the back of my eye which affected my vision to become very low. And the doctors here in Nigeria told me that nothing can b done. Please is there any way out to remove the scar and restore my vision using laser surgery? Thanks

    • Bethany Kingsley 09/10/2016 at 13:59

      Hi Sagir,
      I am afraid Laser Eye Surgery is performed on the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. It would not help the scar that is at the back of your eye. If your any of your vision is corrected with glasses it is possible that laser eye surgery could help you reach that level of vision. I would try contacting a more general ophthalmic unit for further information.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  31. Nam 15/10/2016 at 15:20

    I pricked by right eye when I was 7 years old with a sharp object. Since I have a lazy right eye which has a scarred retina and I cannot see with with this eye. Can I recover my sight on th bright by laser surgery?

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/10/2016 at 08:51

      Hi Nam,

      Thank you for your comment. Laser eye surgery can usually do what the glasses are doing. So if your vision is corrected by contact lenses or glasses then it is possible that Laser eye surgery can improve up to your best-corrected spectacle vision. However, if this is not the case it is unlikely that Laser Eye Surgery will be the best option for you.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  32. Tracy Steele (Mr) 19/10/2016 at 14:36

    Good afternoon. I am now 56. As a teenager (15 or so) I suffered a detached retina which following an operation tore the retina causing scarring. I have very limited vision in my left eye, unable to read the first letter on an eye chart. Is there anything that might be able to be done to improve the vision in that eye?

    • Bethany Kingsley 19/10/2016 at 14:57

      Hi Tracy,
      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, as your retina has been scarred, Laser Eye Surgery will not help you. It is unlikely that you can improve the vision in that eye. The best option is to go back to your retinal specialist, but as mentioned it is unlikely that you can regain the vision from your scarring.
      Thanks,
      London vision Clinic

  33. kristina shin 17/11/2016 at 15:56

    hi i am 27 years old and my corneal specialist told me that i cant get any type of corrective surgery such as lasik or icl because of so much scarring tissue in my right eye and astigmatism. i just wanted a second opinion, would this not be possible?

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/11/2016 at 14:42

      Hi Kristina,
      Unfortunately, with this type of case we would very much need to assess your eyes and determine your scar depth and see if it was possible to give you any improvement in your vision. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more information. It would be helpful if you could collate your medical records from your previous clinical appointments.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  34. Beth 18/11/2016 at 10:34

    Hello,

    I have a scar on my left eye (following an infection and an ulcer). I have been treated at an eye hospital, but what I was left with is a hard lense which does not improve my vision, but irritates my eye. My question is, if you do surgeries on scarred eyes, what is the deepest scar you can treat? I am basically left with a glare and a blurry vision (cloud, I can see very little, like a very thick fog).

    • Bethany Kingsley 18/11/2016 at 14:15

      Hi Beth,
      Unfortunately, with this type of case we would very much need to assess your eyes and determine your scar depth and see if it was possible to give you any improvement in your vision. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 for more information. It would be helpful if you could collate your medical records from your previous clinical appointments.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  35. Arbaz Ashraf 19/11/2016 at 00:32

    Hello , i have a Scar tissue in my eye retina and one scar tissue on my front cornea thats why i dont have see clear with my one eye , is my Retinal scar can be removed by Laser Operation? is there any chances ? i have this problem only in my left eye.

    • Bethany Kingsley 20/11/2016 at 09:39

      Hi Arbaz,
      We cannot treat the retinal scar with the laser, no. We are a specialist clinic in Refractive Laser Eye Surgery. You may need to see help from a retinal specialist to get better clarification as to whether anything can be done for you. Please call 0207 224 1005 if you need any recommendations.
      Thanks
      London Vision Clinic

  36. Tom Baker 19/11/2016 at 21:54

    I was kicked in my right eye playing football when I was just 13. Apparently I have scar tissue which restricts the vision in the eye – I am now 68 and over the years my left eye has become short sighted and I wear glasses which are quite strong for the left but for the right damaged eye it is quite a weak lens as it does not improve the slight blur on my vision. Having read your info I wondered if perhaps I could have laser treatment to rectify the damaged eye and also laser treatment on the other eye to avoid having to wear glasses.

    • Bethany Kingsley 20/11/2016 at 09:45

      Hi Tom,
      The laser would be unlikely to help the damaged eye. Laser Eye Surgery can usually do what the glasses are doing. So for example, if both eyes were corrected when you popped on the glasses then we could certainly aim to rid you of your glasses. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 if you would like any more information.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  37. davis myers 06/12/2016 at 18:24

    hi
    I went last week to see if I could have lasik done on my eyes I have worn contacts for 30 years they say I am a candidate for prk. but they found a small scar on my retina that was not messing with my vision. I now have a appointment with a retina doctor to see if I can be cleared for the prk. do you think I still have a chance of getting prk done thanks

    • Bethany Kingsley 06/12/2016 at 22:33

      Hi Davis,

      Without fully assessing your eyes we cannot give you clinical information regarding your suitability. However, you are doing the right thing by seeing a retinal specialist first. Is there a particular reason you have been reccommended the PRK procedure?

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  38. Danielle 04/01/2017 at 21:52

    Hi, I have previously been told I could not have laser correction as I have some scarring close to my retina/retinal nerve from an eye infection I had years ago. Would I be a candidate for surgery with yourselves? ‘Thanks in advance.

    • Bethany Kingsley 05/01/2017 at 09:32

      Hi Danielle,
      We would need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine your suitability and most likely would need to refer you to a retinal specialist. What is your goal from laser eye surgery, are you looking to rid yourself of glasses and are you happy with the vision that you get with your glasses. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 if you have any further questions.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  39. Juliana 06/04/2017 at 23:15

    Hi, I lost my eye sight when I was young due to tragic event, completely blind on my right eye. There’s a scar tissue. I was wondering if this will help?

    • Bethany Kingsley 07/04/2017 at 09:35

      Hi Juliana,
      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, it doesnt sound like Laser Eye Surgery would be an option for you. Laser refractive surgery can usually free a patient of glasses or contact lenses to the level of vision they have with those visual aids.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  40. olafeide bamkole anthony 14/09/2017 at 13:52

    I have a scar on my cornea and is bothering me a lot, I need help.

    • Bethany Kingsley 14/09/2017 at 14:08

      Hi Olafeide,
      Laser eye surgery is for patients who are looking to rid themselves of glasses or contact lenses. In some cases patients who have scar tissue are suitable but it is not a treatment that would rid you of the scar tissue for aesthetic purposes. If you are looking to correct your vision then this would be more suitable for you.
      We would need to assess your eyes and determine if Laser Eye Surgery could help you. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 if you have any further questions.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  41. Karen Ward 08/10/2017 at 19:43

    Karen Ward. 8/10/17

    As far as I know I Have no scar tissue on either eyes and have been wearing glasses for twenty years. I am long sighted. The only problem I have is occasional watery eye and soreness due to windy weather or smoke. I would love to be rid of glasses but must admit to being terrified of having laser surgery!
    However, I intend to look at the reviews and see what the outcome and recovery is and take it from there. I am sixty years of age. Any advice would be welcome.

    • Bethany Kingsley 11/10/2017 at 10:50

      Hi Karen,
      Feeling nervous is completely normal as is the need for reading glasses typically once you hit your 40’s. You can read some of the reviews our patients have left on Trustpilot here https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/londonvisionclinic.com
      The best thing to do is to come in for a thorough consultation to determine your suitability.
      Please call 020 7224 1005 if you would like more information. Thanks, London Vision Clinic

  42. Emma 23/11/2017 at 00:35

    Hello
    I have a scar on my left cornea following an ulcer. The scar covers part of my pupil/iris and has made my vision blurred and foggy. It doesnt get much better through my glasses, however when i have had tests at the hospital i have been told that my vision potential is good, through pin hole as the scar is in the way. Do you think i would be a suitable candidate for laser or would i get the same vision i get now through my glasses?
    Thanks

    • Bethany Kingsley 23/11/2017 at 09:29

      Hi Emma, Laser eye surgery corrects refractive errors, so it can reduce or free you from your glasses.
      As you say it is not made much better by your glasses, the best thing to do would be to see your consultant for further advice.
      Thanks, London Vision Clinic

  43. Richard 01/03/2018 at 14:17

    Hello

    Your website says that you see patients with scar tissue on the eye. My daughter has telangiectatic blood vessels in the white of her eye following trauma to the eye. It is classified as a cosmetic issue only, but if it causes anxiety would you be able to offer laser treatment for her? If so at what age could have the treatment? She is only 5 years old at the moment, but her older sister is very distressed about having caused it and would like to know if it can be fixed in the future. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thank you

    • Bethany Kingsley 07/03/2018 at 15:24

      Hi Richard,
      Laser procedures for corneal scars are possible if the scar is not too deep. Unfortunately we do not treat any patients under the age of 18 for any condition. It would be best to ask your GP to refer your daughter to a children’s eye doctor.
      Kindest Regards,
      London Vision Clinic

  44. Lesley Knight 14/03/2018 at 17:37

    Hello,

    I have scar tissue to my left eye due to fungle keratitis which impairs my sight slightly, would laser eye surgery be available to correct it as the nhs will only remove the scar and not offer laser to correct it.

    Regards lesley

    • Bethany Kingsley 19/03/2018 at 10:37

      Hi Lesley,
      Fungal keratitis often leaves a large scar so you may need multiple treatments (it depends on the size, location, depth, role its playing in your vision). There is a small possibility it could be done in one treatment it may be worth coming in for a full refractive evaluation with us, before going to the NHS. You can call to speak to our team on 020 7224 1005.

      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

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