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Laser Eye Surgery risks

Search the web for Laser Eye Surgery and you’ll come across everything from tabloid articles titled “The Procedure That Ruined My Life” to companies touting money-back guarantees if you don’t achieve 100 percent perfect vision. This can be incredibly frustrating if you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery and are simply trying to find out the facts. Things like how risky the surgery is, the chances of experiencing complications, and what the potential side effects may be. On the one hand, you have stories… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery risks

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Most of us have a weird, visceral reaction to the thought of someone touching our eyes. And even hearing the word mentioned in the same breath as ‘laser’ is enough to make us cringe. So when it comes to actually considering or preparing for the surgery, well, you can take that icky feeling and times it by ten. Add to that even the slightest trace of negativity about Laser Eye Surgery online, and you have a perfect recipe for widespread fear. But apart… Read more

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Our most popular posts of 2016

2016 was dominated by what’s been called “a political earthquake”. And when looking back, an earthquake is a fitting metaphor to describe the year as a whole. Brexit, chaotic weather, exploding smartphones, the Zika virus, explosions in airports, the death of stars and political legends, and, not forgetting, surprise reality star presidents. Many things happened in 2016 that shook the world to its core. But aside from the tragedies and political upsets, there was also a seismic wave of incredible achievements, technological… Read more

Our most popular posts of 2016

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

What’s a normal, healthy level of anxiety? Everyone gets a bout of the jitters before an event or blows their top over the most trivial thing every now and again. But what constitutes too much and when does a nervous or somewhat cautious demeanour become considered a full-blown anxiety disorder? In today’s fast-paced world where we can’t even step out our doors without hearing about political unrest, and natural disasters — add to that the traffic and construction work up the street — this question… Read more

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

Along with lint, alcohol, and makeup, prescription medication can interfere with Laser Eye Surgery. Don’t worry too much, though; whereas all the other examples above need to be completely absent on the day of Laser Eye Surgery – including a sip of Dutch courage, a dash of Chanel perfume, or your favourite wool sweater – there are only a handful of medications that you need to avoid. However, this is where it gets a little tricky. As certain drugs can increase the risks associated with Laser Eye Surgery,… Read more

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Thousands of diabetics have successfully had Laser Eye Surgery. However, whether or not a patient is suitable does depend on their individual circumstances, and crucially, the Laser Eye Surgery clinic they go to. Every clinic has its own guidelines on who it’ll consider for surgery. It generally comes down to two things: the technology they have available and the expertise of its surgeons. Due to the added complications that diabetes presents, patients may be turned away from clinics that are lacking in… Read more

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

To watch Mr. Glenn Carp answer this question in a video click here. Essentially, no. Technically there is an exceedingly small risk of blindness with laser eye surgery but it is lower than the risk of wearing monthly contact lenses for one year, so a risk that everyone seems to accept as perfectly reasonable. Click here for a video answering this common Laser Eye Surgery question.  The following is our recommended activity schedule for patients who have had LASIK: Immediately after surgery… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

The level of risk of Laser Eye Surgery broadly depends on two factors: Where you have the surgery, and the condition of your eyesight before having surgery. As Professor Reinstein explains in the video below, there’s a range of competency in the Laser Eye Surgery field that means the chances of something going wrong can vary from clinic to clinic. Rushed consultations, low-grade technology, a lack of expertise or experience; these are all things which heighten your risk and make choosing where… Read more

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

Seismic sneezes in the clinic

In addition to being a writer and broadcaster, my nearest and dearest also remark on my heart-attack-inducing ability to produce — totally without warning — seismic sneezes. These unexpected explosions even take me by surprise. But they leave my poor partner — whose sneezes are of the suppressed and squeaky style (in my opinion, hardly meriting a “bless you”) — a quivering wreck. Thankfully, I’m not the worst. The world record for the loudest sneeze is held by a man in China… Read more

Seismic sneezes in the clinic