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Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a common condition in which the pressure inside your arteries is higher than it should be. High blood pressure is particularly worrying as you can have it without a sign of any symptoms, and yet it can increase your chances of experiencing serious problems like heart disease or a stroke. Thankfully, with modern devices, it’s pretty easy to check whether or not you have high blood pressure, and with modern treatments, there’s also many… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus, which is otherwise known by the more telling phrase “dancing eyes”, is a condition of involuntarily, or sometimes voluntary, eye movement. There are two main types of nystagmus: physiological, which is caused by factors such as congenital disorders or sleep deprivation, and pathological, which have to do with disease and illnesses. There’s also a few outliers, for instance, nystagmus is often associated with vertigo, the sensation that objects around you are moving when they’re not. Nystagmus is commonly considered as an eye… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

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 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]

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]