Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

“Could my flaps come loose?” is not something you want to hear no matter what context it’s said in. But when you’re talking about a surgical procedure that involves your eyes, then it’s especially unwelcome. For anyone wondering what a corneal flap actually is, we’ve got to look a little at how LASIK, the most common Laser Eye Surgery treatment, works. Laser Eye Surgery works by reshaping the permanent tissue in the bed of the cornea called stoma. There are several methods… Read more

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment And Symptoms

Ever woken up in the morning and felt as though your eyes were not only dry, but also light sensitive, sore, and even pretty painful? Or what about constant tearing, and if even like your eyes had sand or grit in them? On top of that, have you noticed that you also suffer from headaches or blurred vision at the same time as this discomfort? If you answered yes to more than two of the above questions, then the chances are pretty… Read more

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment And Symptoms

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with the sharp, central vision we need for things like driving, reading, and seeing fine details. You may never know or need to know it exists. That is, unless it goes wrong and you start to have problems with one of its above functions. As a small break in the macula — which sits in the centre of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue, the retina — a macular hole can cause you… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? [video]

It’s the dreaded words no one wants to hear when they’re fed up of glasses, sick of contact lenses, and excited at the possibility of Laser Eye Surgery: “You’re not a good candidate.”  If you have thin corneas, you’ve likely already heard or read this a number of times. In the average clinic, having thin corneas is considered a contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery and often a hard and fast disqualification. However, Laser Eye Surgery clinics are not all the same. The… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? [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