Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery Can I drink alcohol after laser eye surgery? Or the night before? A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. Summary By all means, the read…

Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery

Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery Which part of the body heals the fastest? How about the skin: the largest organ in the body and our outer barrier to the world that has to endure scratching, scrapes, cuts, abrasions, burns, and a whole heap of abuse every day. Or what about something like the liver? Our largest internal organ that never stops filtering blood, supporting the digestive system, and detoxifying the barrage of chemicals and toxins we pound it with. Well,…

How To Avoid Developing Dry Eyes During The Winter Months

Dry eye is a condition caused when your eyes produce an insufficient amount of tears and aren’t as well lubricated as they should be. Although this could be due to a number of complex reasons including Diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinson’s, it is often caused by more common conditions such as being exposed to the cold weather during the winter months. …

The Myopia Epidemic

The Myopia Epidemic Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as…

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes Irritated, itchy, and dry. That’s how millions of people around the world would describe the condition of their eyes on a daily basis. If this sounds familiar, then you may not only have an inconvenient and uncomfortable situation on your hands but something more serious to your vision and long-term eye health. This is dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). And although it’s affecting an increasing number of people, it’s still often brushed off…

What are the Common Side Effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the Common Side Effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Most people will see an improvement in their vision immediately after Laser Eye Surgery. For those who have spent a lifetime wearing glasses and/or contact lenses for a severe or even mild refractive error, this new clarity of vision can be an overwhelming and joyous experience. But like most experiences in life, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. After having Laser Eye Surgery, some people will also experience side effects….