Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

If you have a “squint” or strabismus, you may be familiar with an optical element called a ‘prism’. Prisms are built into glasses to enhance visual comfort in people who have strabismus, particularly if you experience double vision and symptoms such as eye strain and headaches. Somewhat a unique advantages of glasses, prisms work by moving the image of an object either vertically or horizontally, depending on the direction and the power of the lens, and therefore redirecting the eye’s alignment. This… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Strabismus. It’s not the name of some Greek god like Hephaestus, who was in fact cast of Mount Olympus by his mother for not meeting her aesthetic ideals. The word is used to describe what is more commonly referred to as a squint, a medical condition where the eyes point in different directions. As well as an apparent difference in the appearance of the eyes, a squint can also cause blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Can Laser Eye Surgery treat Strabismus and squints? [VIDEO]

Can Laser Eye Surgery help you if you have stabismus, otherwise known as a squint? Traditionally, strabismus or squints cannot be treated with Laser Eye Surgery as squint surgery involves altering the muscles around the eye, and Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t. However, times are changing and every single person is different. And so today, such a clear cut answer can actually be a bit misleading. If you have strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery will not interact with the condition. This means it won’t… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery treat Strabismus and squints? [VIDEO]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Uncontrolled Diabetes? [video]

If Laser Eye Surgery patients have uncontrolled diabetes, whether it is type 1 or type 2 diabetes, we prefer to delay surgery until the patient has had a chance to work with their General Practitioner and effectively bring their diabetes under control. Patients can experience fluctuations within their refractions while they are uncontrolled and as a result, the results of the actual treatment may not be as accurate as they could be. In addition, while they are uncontrolled, they tend to have… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Uncontrolled Diabetes? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Insulin-dependent Diabetes? [video]

The patients with insulin dependent diabetes may be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. What we look for in these patients is that their diabetic profile is controlled, so we work very closely with the patient’s GP in order to ascertain recent up-to-date blood levels, particularly markers that can ascertain whether the patient’s blood sugar levels have been stable. Secondly we normally advise a Lasik procedure for diabetic patients as opposed to the surface PRK procedure because in diabetic patients the potential risk… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Insulin-dependent Diabetes? [video]

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? [video]

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Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? [video]