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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

Lens replacement surgery is most commonly used as a way to treat patients with cataracts. Over 300,000 people in Britain alone have the procedure each year. Cataracts are generally an age-related condition that mostly affects people over 40, but it can occur in younger people. It appears as a clouding of the lens of the eye and causes vision to become hazy, oversensitive, dull, or in some other way impaired, depending on the type you have. As cataracts can greatly affect an individual’s… Read more

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

What is ReLEx SMILE?

It may be a complete coincidence that ReLEx SMILE leaves patients with a broad and lasting grin on their faces after the procedure, but with the sense of humour of Professor Dan Reinstein and Mr Glenn Carp, somehow I don’t think so. SMILE, which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is the most recent development in Laser Eye Surgery treatments, pioneered by a team of expert surgeons (including Prof Reinstein) at Carl Zeiss Meditec. Introduced in 2011, SMILE transformed Laser Eye Surgery into a flap-less,… Read more

What is ReLEx SMILE?

Can laser treat my astigmatism?

  If you have astigmatism, you’re probably hoping I get straight to the point. If you have really bad astigmatism, you’re probably not even reading this — or if you are it’s all a blur. Either way, you’ll no doubt rather be doing something else right now. But if you’ve got a cornea shaped like a rugby ball, then, unfortunately, this is your life. And as there’s little more you can do than get a pair of glasses or contacts prescription, searching for… Read more

Can laser treat my astigmatism?

Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism

In the later stages of his life, Charles Darwin once wrote to a friend, “The eye to this day gives me a cold shudder”. Even himself, the father of the theory of evolution, had doubts to whether an organ as complex as the human eye could have arisen through the process of natural selection. But it’s even more unlikely it didn’t. And so Darwin came to the conclusion it must have developed over hundreds of millions of years. Today, experts believe it can… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism

Relex Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery?

The future is already here. It’s not like we expected — personal robotic butlers, jetpacks, and rooms with digitised walls that make us think we are on the beach — but it most certainly is upon us. Elon Musk is planning to deploy shuttles of people millions of kilometres into space to populate another planet. Scientists are reversing life-threatening injuries and diseases such as MS, muscular dystrophy, and spinal cord damage. And expert surgeons are providing high-quality vision to millions of people, many who… Read more

Relex Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery?

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you notice a particular story in the news or an advert on the T.V., “Introducing the new… Read more

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. That feeling couldn’t be truer when choosing which vision correction treatment… Read more

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

A Lifetime Of Glasses Or Laser Eye Surgery?

A childhood friend of my was christened early by his peers with the name of ‘foggy’, simply because his glasses would always fog up when the temperature suddenly changed. It’s a silly story, but it touches on an important point that is part of a much larger problem for the frequent glasses wearer. Waking up to a blurry alarm clock, struggling to find where you placed them last, breaking a lens, going in for frequent eye tests, not being able to see… Read more

A Lifetime Of Glasses Or Laser Eye Surgery?

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem

If you have a high glasses prescription, you may be under the belief that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option you for, and consequently preparing yourself to settle for synthetic lens implants. This is a common belief that stems from the early years of LASIK, when the technology was in its infancy, and clinics were ill equipped to treat eye care patients with severely restricted vision. Today, technology is much more advanced, and the only restriction for high profile treatments is… Read more

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions

In the 21st century, despite pretty undisputable evidence to the contrary, many people still believe the world is flat and that we’ve never actually been to space. Some people still believe, particularly in India, that the ancient religious practice of drinking your own urine is a cure-all remedy that can even lead to enlightenment. And other people still believe that this whole global warming thing is a complete sham, being fabricated as simply another way to exercise political influence and control people.… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions

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