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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

The retina is a structure at the back of the eye. When the light is focused by the cornea and the lens in the centre of the eye, it is focused to reach the retina at the back of the eye. If the retina is detached, it is now sitting in an incorrect position to absorb the light and the ability to absorb light may also be depressed. Patients who have a form of retinal detachment are advised to seek an opinion… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Collagen Vascular Disease? [video]

Collagen vascular diseases may not preclude a patient from having Laser Eye Surgery.  If a patient’s inflammatory basis for the collagen vascular disease is out of control it may mean that we are not able to provide treatment at that present time but we work very closely with the patient’s GP and if necessary an ocular inflammatory expert to ascertain the patient’s suitability for treatment. Yes, you should indicate this when you are having an initial screening. Mr Carp explains that the London… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Collagen Vascular Disease? [video]

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

The patients who present to the clinic with very, very early cataract may still be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. Cataracts affects vision in two ways. It can have a direct influence on the actual vision by obstructing light flow into the eye and therefore grading the actual image the patient sees, or it can cause subtle changes in the quality of the vision. Colours may not be as bright and night vision glare may be slightly more prominent. Patients whose cataract… Read more

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

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Am Taking Prescription Drugs? [video]

Most prescription drugs will have no effect on the eye and in fact no effect directly on the actual treatment or the results of the treatment. It is of course important for us here at the London Vision Clinic to discuss the potential side-effects that drugs may have on the eyes or on the outcome of the patient’s surgery. Factors like increasing dry eye or causing extra corneal oedema, swelling of the cornea etc, may be side effects under certain medication. Yes,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Am Taking Prescription Drugs? [video]

What Kinds Of Laser Eye Surgery Technologies Are Used At London Vision Clinic? [video]

At the London Vision Clinic, we have a very strong and close working relationship with Carl Zeiss Meditec.  This is a company based in Germany who supplies our laser equipment to us.  They are very innovative company and we are fortunate enough to receive upgrades from them on a yearly basis, improving the technology as we move forward. Laser Eye Surgery uses a number of specialist devices in order to: Screen patients to see if surgery is appropriate (suitability) Make a pre-operative assessment… Read more

What Kinds Of Laser Eye Surgery Technologies Are Used At London Vision Clinic? [video]

What Is More Important, The Surgeon Or The Technology Used In My Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Good equipment will allow for a more intensive preparation process or generating profiles for a patient that is a little bit more refined. However, if considering Laser Eye Surgery, you will need a good surgeon that knows how to manipulate that equipment to get the most out of it. It is therefore clear that both factors are important here. A good surgeon with a great deal of experience with the advantage of using the latest equipment is ideal. Ideally, you want the… Read more

What Is More Important, The Surgeon Or The Technology Used In My Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Do Results Differ Among The Laser Eye Surgery Clinics In The UK? [video]

Laser Eye Surgery results will differ not only from Clinic to Clinic, but also from surgeon to surgeon. The effectiveness of the results are based on the patient’s individual prescription, on the doctor’s expertise and also the equipment that they are able to use to provide for that patient’s care. So based on these variables, there are different results for different subsets of patients and different clinics.  Therefore, when patients are enquiring about what sort of results they can expect, they must… Read more

Do Results Differ Among The Laser Eye Surgery Clinics In The UK? [video]

Where Do You Do The Laser Eye Treatment?

The surgical procedures are done here at the London Vision Clinic. We have fully operational surgery room in our basement. When patients arrive on the day of their surgery, there is a nice waiting area for them to relax in, which is nice and quiet and in the basement area. They are seen by one of the nursing staff who run through their preoperative medicines. Patients will then have their treatment and move to the recovery area before going home. (Please note:… Read more

Where Do You Do The Laser Eye Treatment?

Will I Need A General Or Topical Anaesthetic During The Laser Eye Treatment? [video]

Laser Eye Surgery is performed using topical anaesthetic. There is no need for a general anaesthetic as the topical drops themselves are sufficient to completely anaesthetize the cornea, which is the area where all the treatment is being performed. Furthermore, during the procedure, the patient actually needs to be awake and they need to be alert so that they can respond to the surgeon’s commands which will facilitate their treatment and make it more reliable. The saying is ‘No pain, no gain’… Read more

Will I Need A General Or Topical Anaesthetic During The Laser Eye Treatment? [video]

What Will I Feel During The Laser Eye Surgery Procedure? [video]

We use anaesthetic drops which are topped up throughout the procedure.  There are no needles or injections involved and the actual laser process is not felt by the patient.  They may see flashing lights and hear some buzzing sounds. However, you cannot actually feel the lasers working and it is an extremely gentle procedure with the modern technology that we use. We will give you a topical anaesthetic so the procedure itself is virtually pain-free. During LASIK you may feel some pressure… Read more

What Will I Feel During The Laser Eye Surgery Procedure? [video]

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