Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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

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?

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

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?

Potential side effects of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Side effects are widely viewed with trepidation, for example, nobody wants an unwanted side effect like amnesia. Heck, even the slightest negative effect from something that’s intended to improve your quality of life is extremely unwelcome. It’s unfortunate then that many medications and surgeries come with a long list of possible side effects. I don’t know about you, but any time I’m going to try something new—no matter whether it’s surgery or a different brand of toothpaste—I search high and low for even… Read more

Potential side effects of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

What To Expect Before, During, And After LASIK

LASIK is one form of corrective Laser Eye Surgery. The procedure involves cutting a small flap of the cornea and laying it to the side in order to remove a small amount of the cornea with a laser. The flap is then set back in place and begins to immediately repair itself. Contrary to Laser Eye Surgery misconceptions and myths, this procedure involves no burning or heat whatsoever. In fact, the tissue that is removed is actually vaporised in a “cold” process.… Read more

What To Expect Before, During, And After LASIK