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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Squinting?[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 the eye surgery, which may enhance the appearance of the squint but of course this can be managed either with further enhancement Laser… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Squinting?[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 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 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 A Detached Retina? [video]

The chances are you will know if you have a detached retina. Some warning signs include noticing eye spots, floaters, and/or flashes or light. Your vision may also become blurry or deteriorate, possibly with a curtain-like shadow coming down across your field of vision. These symptoms can happen gradually or suddenly, as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue or detaches immediately. The former may be due to something like a high level of shortsightedness, the latter an injury to the… 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]

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