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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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?

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during 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

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]

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]

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery And Can They Be Treated? [video]

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery? And Can They Be Treated? Immediately after Laser Eye Surgery, every patient will experience night glare. However, it’s not so much a side effect, but rather a key part in the eye’s healing process. The effects you notice to your vision at night are a result of swelling in the cornea, triggered by the procedure to accelerate the eye’s recovery. Therefore this happens to every Laser Eye Surgery patient—regardless of original prescription,… Read more

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery And Can They Be Treated? [video]

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

The procedure itself is pain-free. With LASIK, you may experience a pressure sensation when the surgeon creates the corneal flap, and some discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours after surgery. With PRK, you may experience irritation for one week or more after surgery. Because discomfort can occur in some patients during the healing phase, we provide pain relief medication in eye drop form to help eliminate this. Click here to watch Professor Dan Reinstein explain this FAQ. The operation takes… Read more

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

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