Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

It is very, very rare for the corneal flap to loosen after the laser eye surgery. In cases where loosening has occurred, it generally has happened overnight after the actual treatment. Certainly periods of longer than that, a week after the surgery, a month, three months after the surgery, these cases are extremely rare and generally the patient has undergone some form of heavy trauma to the eye, which has resulted in not only the flap moving but more than likely to cause the flap to move and would have resulted in a lot more damage to other structures in the eye at the same time…

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 or worse, painful? Did you feel like they were constantly tearing? Did your eyes feel like you had sand or grit in them? Now think – have you ever suffered from headaches or blurred vision during this discomfort? If you answered yes to more than two of these questions, then you may have experienced a corneal erosion….

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 A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? 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…

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

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

Seismic sneezes in the clinic

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…