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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Dr Dan Steps Up To Academic Front Line

The medical director and founder of the London Vision Clinic is known by many names. Some friends and colleagues – including fellow surgeon
 Glenn Carp – call him “The Prof”; while to most patients (and in this 
Blog) he is referred to by the friendly tag “Dr Dan”. However, among his peers and in serious academic circles,
 his full title might be used: Professor Dan Z Reinstein followed by many 
letters (MD MA (Cantab) FRCSC FRCOphth DABO) indicating an impressive array of… Read more

Dr Dan Steps Up To Academic Front Line

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Most patients will be able to drive the day after surgery. Here, at London Vision Clinic, 98% of our patients are up to the legal driving standard or better on the first day after surgery. The surgeon will conduct a full and thorough consultation the day after your treatment and will advise you as to whether you are able to drive. The surgeon may recommend that you wait a day or two before you drive, until your sight becomes completely stable. If… Read more

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

The London Vision Clinic Within Top Ten World-Wide For Research

The London Vision Clinic research team were a significant presence at this year’s meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). At the annual meeting held in Vienna in September medical director Prof Dan Reinstein, surgeon Glenn Carp as well as the clinic´s research manager, Tim Archer, and research optometrist Marine Gobbe, shared their findings with thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists from around the world. The London Vision Clinic’s attitude towards research places it in a unique position in… Read more

The London Vision Clinic Within Top Ten World-Wide For Research

Pros And Cons Of Travelling From Abroad For The London Vision Clinic Experience

For the majority of London Vision Clinic patients, the waiting time before their surgery, although exciting, can also be an anxious period. However, when Jill Shardlow had her operation two years ago there was no opportunity for her to feel nervous… when the big moment arrived, it was all rather unexpected. Jill, a former BBC executive who headed up the corporation’s design department before taking early retirement and moving to Spain full time thirteen years ago, had had poor eye sight since… Read more

Pros And Cons Of Travelling From Abroad For The London Vision Clinic Experience

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Technology?

The technique the preceded LASIK was first made possible around the 1950’s, since then the laser technology and procedural developments have been great and the success rates are continuously improving. This begs the question: Do Laser Eye Surgery results correlate with the Laser Eye Surgery technology? Certainly there are lasers that may be prone to a little overcorrection or a little under-correction based on the data. However, this is where the real decision needs to be made – slight variations in laser… Read more

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Technology?

How Are Laser Eye Surgery Results Reported?

The growth of Laser Eye Surgery as a medical speciality has been substantial over the recent years.  As the speciality of refractive surgery has matured, the value of publishing outcomes of surgery results is ever more important. It can get very confusing for one who is considering Laser Eye Surgery, and when analysing or comparing results between: Techniques Procedures Technology Surgeons and clinics This comparison becomes a far greater challenge without a standardised approach to presenting the surgery results. A standardised reliable… Read more

How Are Laser Eye Surgery Results Reported?

Laser Eye Surgery Results Compared To Glasses

The final goal of everyone with vision problems is to see better with the least amount of inconvenience. When considering costs of wearing glasses, you also have to think of all associated costs such as ophthalmologist/optometrist/optician visits, frames, prescription sunglasses and other accessories for eyeglasses.  It seems obvious that the costs mount to much higher than the cost of the Laser Eye Surgery procedure. Universally, approximately 9 out of 10 patients will have their sight improved to an extent where they no… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Results Compared To Glasses

Does Laser Eye Surgery Technology Correlate With Laser Eye Surgery Costs?

You can usually expect higher Laser Eye Surgery costs with newer laser technology options. Unfortunately, there are no studies we can find that uncover the answer to the question: “Does Laser Eye Surgery technology correlate with Laser Eye Surgery costs?” The latest technology in Laser Eye Surgery is incredibly advanced these days, it has definitely gone far beyond anything we could have expected it to only a few years ago. The latest equipment in laser eye surgery utilizes very sophisticated technology to… Read more

Does Laser Eye Surgery Technology Correlate With Laser Eye Surgery Costs?

What Are Laser Eye Surgery Results In The Long-Term?

Laser Eye Surgery procedures are highly effective and very precise. Here, you can see our latest Laser Eye Surgery results. The modern laser technique has been used for the last 20 years, first developed by Barraquer in 1950’s, and today more than 17 million people have undergone the laser eye surgery procedure worldwide. Scientific researchers, who track LASIK complications, believe there are probably no significant negative long-term effects from laser surgery. It is important, however, to note that the permanence of the change… Read more

What Are Laser Eye Surgery Results In The Long-Term?

Some Facts And Myths About Laser Eye Surgery… And Newspapers

Under the grabbing headline “Will a sneeze wreck my Laser Eye Surgery?” Prof Reinstein lays out some facts and the myths surrounding the procedure in the health pages of a major Sunday newspaper. But the article – which appeared in the Mail on Sunday January 30th although eye catching was not exactly the same as the one that Prof Reinstein had been asked to submit. Space constraints and editorial policies frequently mean that newspapers don’t always publish what their contributors and protagonists… Read more

Some Facts And Myths About Laser Eye Surgery… And Newspapers

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