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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 Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus is not a contraindication for Laser Eye Surgery. We, at the London Vision Clinic, are able to provide both LASIK and PRK treatments for patients with nystagmus. Yes. Laser Eye Surgery will not treat the nystagmus, but it may reduce the symptoms. At London Vision Clinic, we are able to provide both LASIK and PRK treatment for people with nystagmus. Click to see the video. Related questions: (Please note: Some of the pages below may not yet be available but will be published… 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 Night Vision Disturbances? [video]

At the London Vision Clinic we screen all patients for night vision disturbance prior to their Laser Eye Surgery procedure. Various questionnaires are provided for patients to ascertain the level of night vision glare that they experience prior to having treatment. Further investigation is then performed to ascertain the reason behind patients experiencing these night vision issues. In certain patients we may be able to improve their night vision but in most instances, depending on the underlying cause, one would expect the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Night Vision Disturbances? [video]

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

Macular degeneration is a condition which affects the retina, in particular the central retinal area known as the macula. In this area of the retina small deposits are formed within the actual retina and these in turn cause damage to the retinal photoreceptor cells which absorb the light once it has been focused into the eye. Patients who have macular degeneration and who have damage as a result of having macular degeneration can still have Laser Eye Surgery, but we are only… Read more

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

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Large Pupils? [video]

At the London Vision Clinic not only do we specialise in higher refractive areas but we also specialise in patients with larger than average pupil size. When the patients undergo Laser Eye Surgery it is very important that we match their treatment zones to their pupil sizes to avoid a mismatch which can promote things like night vision in the postoperative period. With our custom programmed treatments we have now successfully treated patients with very large pupils without inducing night vision disturbances… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Large Pupils? [video]

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

Iritis is an inflammatory ocular condition. Patients may experience episodes of iritis as recurrent episodes throughout their lifetime at varying intervals over the years after an initial episode. It is not advisable to have Laser Eye Surgery during an active episode and patients may require anti-inflammatory medication in conjunction with their regular Lasik medication around the time of surgery. Here at the London Vision Clinic we work very closely with an ocular inflammatory expert to ascertain the patient’s suitability for Laser Eye… Read more

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

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

Here at the London Vision Clinic, we treat all our patients the same. This includes patients who have HIV too. Patients with HIV are not required to take extra precautions prior to their Laser Eye Surgery, but do have to inform the clinic about their condition. After their surgery, HIV patients are given a very broad-spectrum of antibiotics to help to prevent infection after the treatment. There is no distinction made between patients with HIV and those that do not have it… Read more

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

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

Glaucoma itself is not a contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery. Of course it is very important to ascertain the extent of the glaucoma before the patient undergoes any treatment. Glaucoma is a progressive condition that may go onto cause further damage to vision after Laser Eye Surgery. Therefore, all patients are assessed on a case by case basis to establish what true benefits they can expect to achieve if they have underlying glaucoma. Yes. Laser eye treatment, however, is not a treatment for… Read more

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

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

Providing patients are well controlled on their conventional antiepileptic medication, there is no reason why an individual shouldn’t have Laser Eye Surgery. The type of light that is used in the procedure is not strobe lighting, so this eliminates the concern that a flashing light may promote an epileptic attack. Mr Carp explains patients with epilepsy may be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. Related questions: (Please note: Some of the pages below may not yet be available but will be published soon.)… Read more

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

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

Dry eye is a relative contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery.  All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment. Perhaps. Your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery depends on the cause… Read more

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

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