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Laser Eye Surgery procedure: How complex is the treatment?

In general, treatments are as complex as the problem they’re designed to fix. Minor cuts and scrapes are easily managed with some antibacterial wash and a plaster. Gallstones are more serious and require medical intervention, but the procedure is pretty straightforward and routine. Brain injuries are incredibly complicated and challenging and need nothing less than an expert to perform risky open brain surgery. But advancing knowledge and technology is turning this idea on its head. Many complex injuries and conditions which were once difficult… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery procedure: How complex is the treatment?

LASEK vs LASIK

Today, the range of treatments available often with varying names, across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it difficult to know which one to choose, and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and fancy branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are actually very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is the way in which they access this tissue.… Read more

LASEK vs LASIK

Laser eye treatments

Have you ever read a description of a new product, treatment, or therapy, and immediately switched off due to an excess of overcomplicated jargon? I mean, what’s the point in using complex and technical language if they know it will fly straight over the heads of the vast majority of people? It’s a good question — and one that reveals a lot about the company or person behind the particular product or service they are selling. You’ll find this when browsing the Laser… Read more

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Drinking after LASIK

In the hours and days after having Laser Eye Surgery, you’re sure to feel like celebrating. Suddenly the troubles you’ve put up with for so long have vanished, and you’re able to see the world with greater clarity and with greater freedom. Each morning you awake to the surprise that you no longer need to fiddle with contact lenses or fumble for your glasses to start your day. There are no longer any restrictions on which activities and sports you can engage with,… Read more

Drinking after LASIK

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?

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

As specialists in the medical and surgical care of the eye, many ophthalmic surgeons go on to become experts in Laser Eye Surgery. The routes they take to get there, however, vary greatly in form and length; years of work in ophthalmology and patient care, membership and duty in professional organisations such as The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS), the completion of clinical research programs and numerous specialist fellowships. Prof. Dan Reinstein, who admits to taking a particularly long route, is… Read more

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

New technology makes the process quicker and more effective

It’s amazing to think that Laser Eye Surgery, today the most commonly performed surgery in the world, evolved from a discovery made as long ago as 1948. The man at the root of it all: Jose Barraquer, a Barcelona-born ophthalmologist who was first to discover that refractive error could be corrected by sculpting corneal stromal tissue. This was a significant breakthrough. Before this time it was believed that external vision correction equipment such as pince-nez, the incredibly sophisticated pair of eyeglasses with a nose clip… Read more

New technology makes the process quicker and more effective

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision?

20/20 vision. It’s the renowned standard of visual acuity that comes to everyone’s mind when they think of good eyesight. But hang on a minute, what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? Well, if you’re told by your optician or ophthalmologist that you have 20/20 vision, you can see at a distance of 20 feet what normal-sighted people can see from the same distance. To give a comparison, if you’re told that you have 20/100 vision, this would indicate you… Read more

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision?

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 time has huge globules of sweat running down their face and is thinking… Read more

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

How long will I need to take off work?

Your eyes have an incredible defence and healing power. They filter out dust and dirt, heal scratches within a matter of hours, and recover and adapt to adjustments made during Laser Eye Surgery in a very short time. For us, that means little down time moping around the house and more time enjoying our new improved vision. In fact, in as little as 24 hours after Laser Eye Surgery, the majority of patients are getting back to their normal routines, driving for… Read more

How long will I need to take off work?

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