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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

“Could my flaps come loose?” is not something you want to hear no matter what context it’s said in. But when you’re talking about a surgical procedure that involves your eyes, then it’s especially unwelcome. For anyone wondering what a corneal flap actually is, we’ve got to look a little at how LASIK, the most common Laser Eye Surgery treatment, works. Laser Eye Surgery works by reshaping the permanent tissue in the bed of the cornea called stoma. There are several methods… Read more

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus, which is otherwise known by the more telling phrase “dancing eyes”, is a condition of involuntarily, or sometimes voluntary, eye movement. There are two main types of nystagmus: physiological, which is caused by factors such as congenital disorders or sleep deprivation, and pathological, which have to do with disease and illnesses. There’s also a few outliers, for instance, nystagmus is often associated with vertigo, the sensation that objects around you are moving when they’re not. Nystagmus is commonly considered as an eye… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

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]

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

It’s not something that’s particularly pleasant to even think about never mind have it happen to you. And yet when you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery, your mind can’t help but go there. If you know even a little about how LASIK works, then there’s no doubt that questions about the flap will spring up. How big is it? Does it hurt to make it? How does it stay in place? Will it even stay in place? As there is a chance of… Read more

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Laser Eye Surgery is similar to glasses and contacts in that, if it’s not up to standard, you can always have it done again or go elsewhere. The thing is, though, unlike glasses and contacts, you expect Laser Eye Surgery to be a one-time jobby. And it is — the vast majority of people who have it never need to return to the clinic again other than for their scheduled aftercare appointments. There are, however, a small number of cases when their… Read more

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

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

You’re going into the clinic soon to have a life-changing procedure. Safe to say, you want to be prepared. Not only do you not want to overlook or forget to do something you should have and look silly, more importantly, you don’t want to do anything that could impact the treatment itself. Fortunately, as Prof Reinstein points out in the video below, in preparing for your treatment, there’s really nothing you need to lose sleep over. In fact, prior to the actual… Read more

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

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

Nerves play an important role in the Laser Eye Surgery recovery process. I’m not talking about the jitters, patients are usually very calm by this time — I’m on about a different set of nerves: those on the surface of your eye. The nerves on the surface of the eye are momentarily interrupted because of the pain-free laser process. Thankfully, though, these nerves possess the incredible power to regenerate over a period of three to six months, and will further regenerate over… Read more

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

After Laser Eye Surgery, it’s often a shock when you look in the mirror for the first time with your new and much greater level of visual clarity. Ideally, the shock would come out along with something like: “I look great without glasses.” “I can see and I haven’t put my contact lenses in yet!” Yet unfortunately it’s often more like: “WOW, I didn’t realise how many wrinkles I have!” If you’re like me and are more inclined to come out with… Read more

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

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

The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration is a common visual condition that affects millions of people around the world. Although it’s most often considered as age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves normal blood vessels growing underneath the retina. Both typically affect your ability to… Read more

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

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