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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

The True Price Of Cheap Laser Corrective Surgery

No matter how large or small, with every surgical procedure, there comes an element of risk. That being said, there are certain ways in which clinical practices and surgeons can minimise risk so that the procedures they carry out are as safe as can possibly be. Many of these precautions are left down to the individual practice to employ, and therefore, it is essential to understand how to go about recognising a suitable and qualified practice. We have put together the following… Read more

The True Price Of Cheap Laser Corrective Surgery

Can Laser Eye Surgery ruin your eyesight?

With any surgical procedure there comes an element of risk, and with Laser Eye Surgery, it’s no different. However, with much thanks to the internet and no doubt to the presence of the word ‘laser’ in its name, it’s all too easy to come across wild myths and tales about the Laser Eye Surgery procedure and its effects. Whether it’s a sensationalist story in the media written to stir up a fuss or a rare incident from an inadequately equipped clinic twenty… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery ruin your eyesight?

Laser Eye Surgery: Why Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mums Should Wait

I can only assume that pregnancy is a time when you really don’t want to be bumping into things. And if you combine that with all the other inconveniences that come with suffering from poor vision,  it quickly begins to sound like a recipe for disaster. However, there are certain times and circumstances that make someone ineligible for Laser Eye Surgery—such as while in your teens, or taking certain medication—and being pregnant or breastfeeding is unfortunately on that list. The procedure presents… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: Why Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mums Should Wait

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Laser Eye Surgery has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade, so much so that today, here at London Vision Clinic, we are proud to say that we can treat 98% of the patients who contact us. However, even though Laser Eye Surgery can now treat conditions which were once believed to be untreatable—such as very high prescriptions and ageing eyes—there are still certain instances in which Laser Eye Surgery is not appropriate or effective. Fortunately, not all of those… Read more

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Is Laser Eye Surgery Risky?

“Laser”, “eye” and “surgery” are three words that may, understandably, arouse anxiety. Unlike in the USA, where the procedure is often referred to simply as “LASIK”, one of the first obstacles for someone considering the treatment in this country may well be just getting over their pre-conceptions (which, we have found, are most often mis-conceptions) about what risks Laser Eye Surgery involves. It is completely normal to be anxious about having Laser Eye Surgery: to be honest, if you weren’t, we’d be… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery Risky?

Am I At Risk Of Developing Dry Eyes After Laser Eye Surgery?

As we have discussed in our previous blogs, and form of surgery comes with some sort of risk, however small. However, statistically, it is important to note that only a tiny percentage of people develop complications after Laser Eye Surgery. One of the more commonly discussed risks is the possibility of developing dry eyes after the Laser Eye Surgery procedure. This is because dry eye can be unpleasant. Chronic dry eye is caused by damage to the nerves that stimulate tears and,… Read more

Am I At Risk Of Developing Dry Eyes After 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… Read more

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

There are several reasons why patients refrain from undergoing Laser Eye Surgery, many of which are either myths or can be dispelled if the right surgeon and clinic is chosen. Regardless, these fears still exist and I would like to address some of the major ones. As you are probably aware, if you have started looking into the Laser Eye Surgery procedure, you will not be unconscious during the surgery. When people hear the word surgery, they tend to associate it with… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

The chances are you will know if you have a detached retina. Some warning signs include noticing eye spots, floaters, and/or flashes or light. Your vision may also become blurry or deteriorate, possibly with a curtain-like shadow coming down across your field of vision. These symptoms can happen gradually or suddenly, as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue or detaches immediately. The former may be due to something like a high level of shortsightedness, the latter an injury to the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

What Happens If I Look Away, Blink, Cough Or Sneeze During Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

It’s the day of your treatment and after a nice shoulder massage and a run through the final pre-procedure safety checks, the time you’ve been waiting has finally come. Everything has gone well so far, and you feel like everything will — in fact, you know it will, thanks to being in the hands of a reassuring expert who knows the treatment like the back of their hand. All you have to do, then, is lay back in the chair, follow the… Read more

What Happens If I Look Away, Blink, Cough Or Sneeze During Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

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