How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery It’s one of the most discussed questions about Laser Eye Surgery. Often accompanied by other queries like will I need a general anaesthetic or sedative during treatment? Or can i take a sedative or tranquillizer before surgery? And yet, all these concerns stem from the same deep-seated Laser Eye Surgery myth. It’s a myth that pervaded public thought and settled in the back of our minds years ago, possibly due to the unfortunate pairing…

What happens if I move my eyes during laser eye surgery?

What happens if I move my eyes during Laser Eye Surgery? Clutching a sharp bladed instrument the surgeon calmly says to the patient, “Don’t worry, I’ve done this hundreds of times before and haven’t made a mistake yet.” Not entirely filled with confidence, the patient smiles, and the surgeon accepts the gesture to begin manually slicing a precise flap in their cornea. Then, using a scalpel, he pries the wafer-thin flap away and winks at the patient, who by this…

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis…

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery Nerves are extremely useful, but they can easily get the better of us. Just like in the final moments on a runway before a plane takes off. You buckle up your seat belt and watch intently as the cabin crew go through the safety procedures. Suddenly, the man sitting across from you seems unusually shifty. Then there’s a sudden thud followed by what you believe to be pieces of the plane’s…

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. Maybe you’re terrified of spiders. Or you dread going to the dentist. Maybe you can’t stand being in small spaces. Or you run a mile when you see a mouse. For me, even the thought of being in a crowd of people is enough to send my heart rate through the roof. Most of these irrational fears form in our early childhood, generally due to a particularly…

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons It’s hard to ignore the look of dread on someone’s face. And when that face is attached to a trembling patient standing in front of you, it’s even harder to ignore. For the surgeon, it could be their ten-thousandth time performing Laser Eye Surgery, but for the patient, it’s usually always their first. The machines, processes, and actions are all new. Even the smells are unfamiliar and strange to the…

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate?

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate? Laser Eye Surgery is one of the simplest surgical treatments in the world. Like any good design, it takes things which are inherently complex—ultraviolet lasers and the human eye—to form something that is so simple it can be accessible, effective, and enjoyed by all. Today, Laser Eye Surgery is a hugely popular procedure around the world—particularly in the UK and the US where it is one of the most…

Can I go blind from the procedure?

Can I go blind from the procedure? Along with vaccines, the zombie apocalypse, and anything that has wings, losing my eyesight is up there among my biggest fears. Most of the things that give me the heebie-jeebies are embarrassingly either non-life threatening, or just plain silly. They’ve in some way or another manifested themselves in my brain to cause an emotional response whenever thought of or encountered. I’ll never forget, growing up as the quiet wimpy kid, the time when…

If I am nervous will this be a problem?

If I am nervous will this be a problem? Sometimes nothing can prevent a little nerves.  And the majority of the time you wouldn’t want to. A little bit of adrenaline and anxiety keep us on our toes, help us through sticky situations, and have even been shown to help us perform at our best—think of athletes beating their PB’s on competition day. But there are times when nerves are far from helpful, particularly when they appear in droves. Think…

Afraid of Laser Eye Surgery

Afraid of Laser Eye Surgery   The first feeling I had when I heard the term Laser Eye Surgery was fear. Before obtaining all the facts, the words ‘laser’ and ‘eyes’ in the same sentence were enough to invoke some vivid and unpleasant imagery. Unbeknown to me, this immediate gut reaction was effective for many years in keeping the idea of ever having Laser Eye Surgery far from being a possibility. This happens much more often than we know: we…