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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Your sight as you get older

From the moment we are born, we’re fighting against our ever-ticking biological clocks. Scientists believe before the age of 25 we’re pretty good at winning this fight, our bodies temporarily recovering from the effects of ageing and cell death. However, when we reach about the age of 40, ageing ramps up its army and weapons arsenal, and the real battle gets underway. After the body has dug deep into its reserves and recruited the last of its troops, the death of cells in the body… Read more

Your sight as you get older

Laser eye treatments for over 50s

Over the last two decades, Laser Eye Surgery has come on leaps and bounds to reach a point where effective vision correction treatments are nearly available for people of all ages and prescriptions. In the past, this standard of care was only available to specific cohorts of patients, with those over a certain age or with less common conditions ineligible for treatment. This was understandable as the technology was still in its infancy, but today, after years of advancing laser and safety systems, the… Read more

Laser eye treatments for over 50s

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses

In your early to mid-40s, it’s likely you’ll begin to experience a deterioration in the quality of your vision. At first, you may notice slight difficulty focusing on objects at close distances. This is expected — in fact, most of the population experience it between the ages of 40-60. You’ll probably think nothing of it, dismissing it as “just another sign of getting older.” But the annoyance persists, causing you to hold materials further and further away from your face until your arm isn’t… Read more

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses

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?

Asia Cornea Society

Bali, July 2016, and it’s the first session of the 29th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons annual meeting: the Combined Symposium of Cataract and Refractive Societies (CSCRS). The world’s leading eye experts from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) convene for a mastermind meeting focused on eradicating the problem of ageing eyes. This year the aim of the CSCRS, which acts as “an academic forum for the different… Read more

Asia Cornea Society

Dom Joly: I’ve seen the light

Reproduced from: Cotswold Life I had 20/20 vision until about five years ago. In fact, I think I had better than 20/20 vision. Can you have 30/20 vision? Whatever, I could see stuff really well and would secretly chuckle at the genetically unfortunate amongst us who needed glasses, bi-focals, contact lenses, etc. Then… it happened. Age, that is. About five years ago I started finding it harder and harder to read things. At first I just thought I must be tired… or… Read more

Dom Joly: I’ve seen the light

Coping with vision loss

A trip home up North to visit my mum is never without drama. It’s that feeling of temporarily returning to the state of being a small child, stripped of any independence or competence that’s been accrued over the years and suddenly being told to tuck in your shirt and not to say the Lord’s name in vain. But recently the trips have become a little more eventful. My mum isn’t one to admit she can’t do something, so now when it comes… Read more

Coping with vision loss

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia

No matter how much we try, we can’t deny the part of getting old that involves acquiring unknown symptoms, strange illnesses, and age related diseases. The medical industry like to attribute terms to these feelings to make us feel extra special—arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension. Once diagnosed with these, we enter into an exclusive group. The motto for the group might as well be, “Oh it’s a natural part of ageing, I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do.” So while our minds generally continue to… Read more

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia

Is it time to take another look at Laser Eye Surgery?

There always comes a time when you look back on something and say, “Hang on a minute, why did I think that?” Even when the solution was staring you right in the face—maybe even more so—it’s easy to dismiss it for no solid or justified reasons. Maybe the thing in question conjured up a negative feeling or a fuzzy memory of something you once read in the depths of the internet, or a sense of overwhelm from a lack of knowledge about it,… Read more

Is it time to take another look at Laser Eye Surgery?

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?

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