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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What is an astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it?

Astigmatism is such a common condition that some doctors believe most the population suffer from it to some degree. There are several types of astigmatism, all caused by imperfections in the curvature of the cornea or the shape of the eye’s lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome like membrane that sits on the surface of the eye and covers the iris and pupil. Its job is to act as a protective layer and prevent anything from disrupting the layers underneath. As… Read more

What is an astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it?

How many people have had LASIK surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery has exploded over the last few decades to become one of the world’s most popular elective procedures. Famous faces of the celebrity and fashion world such as Nichole Kidman, Kim Kardashian, and Brad Pitt have undergone LASIK for a freer and more adaptable look. Many of the world’s greatest performers such as Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and Christiano Ronaldo have chosen to retire their rims for a life of improved performance and limitless vision. Not to mention the thousands… Read more

How many people have had LASIK surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to remember if I am short or long-sighted. Like many people, I know for sure that I’m one or the other, but the terms are so easily confused with each other — not to mention their numerous other names and medical terms — that I very often forget. If you’re like me, here’s a little reminder to jog your memory: If you’re better at seeing objects in the distance but have trouble seeing… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight

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

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 of the words ‘laser’ and ‘eye’, and not helped by tabloid scare… Read more

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more entertaining things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced with the intention to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to get confused or… Read more

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

It all starts with a little bit of research, and the next thing you know you’re down the rabbit hole discovering much more than you ever anticipated. You may have just got to grips with the different types of procedures—PRK/LASEK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE—only to hear that some treatments even have their own variations. As the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK no doubt has the highest number of different treatment types on offer—at least on the high street. It’s a… Read more

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

Apart from when admiring one of the many depictions of angels, you can reasonably expect not to see a glowing halo of light in your field of vision. But if you have ever had or are planning to have Laser Eye Surgery, you might of heard of another type of halo—one which you don’t associate with benevolent beings from heaven. Halos are one of two light-related side effects which can temporarily affect your vision following LASIK surgery. ‘Starbursts’— the name used to… Read more

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

It only makes sense that an organ as complex as the human eye should need a technically complex procedure to alter it. The eye is made up of an incredibly precise arrangement of components. If just one of these components is not precisely the right shape, or in precisely the right position, then things start to go wrong. The major issue seen in common refractive errors is that the eye fails to focus light correctly. Generations have passed where the only way… Read more

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

How should I prepare for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

You’ve done your background research, found a great clinic, confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, and now you’re well on your way to a life of greater vision. At this stage, many practical questions start to crop up—everything from the length of the treatment and what clothes you should wear, to how you should get home from the clinic and how long you need to take off work. It’s also natural to start feeling apprehensive about the procedure itself. Will everything go to… Read more

How should I prepare for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

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