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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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]

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 Keratoconus? [video]

It’s rare we have to turn people away at London Vision Clinic, but some conditions are simply outside of our control of even the best surgeons and most advanced tech. One of those conditions is keratoconus, a genetic eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped window of the eye progressively thins over time and causes poor vision. Keratoconus is characterised by an inherent weakness within the stromal layer of the cornea. Laser Eye Surgery works by reshaping this part of the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Keratoconus? [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]

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