What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery And Can They Be Treated? [VIDEO]

After laser eye surgery, every patient will experience night glare. This is because of swelling due to the actual treatment itself and this happens to every patient regardless of their original prescription, their age etc. This swelling takes approximately three months to settle, and after this time period most patients will get very little night vision glare interrupting their vision. If patients still have residual night vision glare after this time, testing can be performed to ascertain where that night vision glare is originating from and determine what can be done to resolve the issue….

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [VIDEO]

Can I have Laser Eye Surgery if I have Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration is a visual condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In fact, it is the leading cause of sight loss in the UK, with an estimated 600,000 people affected. The condition is often associated with ageing (age-related macular degeneration), however, it is a genetic condition that can affect people of all ages. The most common type of macular degeneration, which involves the thinning of the retina, is…

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

A big question, can I go blind after laser eye surgery? The answer to that, (in theory) is yes. There have been reported cases around the world where people have lost extensive vision after laser eye surgery. These cases are extremely rare. It would take a series of events to happen, very unfortunate events, to leave the person in a predicament where they lost all their vision….

What is IntraLase and is it Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

IntraLase is the terminology given to one of the laser machines, which is used to create a flap in the cornea. The technology group that it falls under is called a femtosecond laser. There are approximately six different types of femtosecond lasers in the world today, of which IntraLase is one of them. The way these lasers work is that instead of making a cut in the eye to create the flap is that they create a bubble there at a programmed depth within the cornea. …

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Strabismus and Squints? [VIDEO]

Strabismus or squints cannot be treated with laser eye surgery, as this is surgery that is required on the muscles around the eye. Laser eye surgery should have no bearing on a strabismus or a squint. It should not make the squint worse, it should not make it better. Occasionally, there may be a small residual refractive error after laser eye surgery, which may enhance the appearance of the squint but of course this can be managed either with further enhancement laser eye surgery or muscle surgery around the eye itself….

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Prior to the actual procedure itself there is not much the patient really needs to do to prepare themselves for the actual treatment. We ask people on the day of the treatment to avoid any cologne or perfumes as well as hairspray, for ladies to remove any eye makeup and mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow and also to avoid any woollen clothing to be worn during the actual procedure….

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert? Every industry is full to the brim of people that call themselves ‘experts’. To the everyday novice, it is often difficult to tell what measure makes a person an expert in any given field. In the space of self-mastery and professional development, there has long been an idea circulated about what this measure is – what it takes to become an official, bonified expert: a 1993 paper by Dr Anders…

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon? We all know the feeling of having an “out-of-date” smartphone, car – or anything else for that matter. From feeling completely satisfied (and perhaps even a little superior) when we walk out of the shop or get that long-awaited delivery, knowing that we have the latest and greatest product available on the market. That feeling, however, is not likely to last very long. Your new phone,…