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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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]

What Is Wavefront, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

The difference between a standard procedure and a wavefront guided treatment is essentially that in a standard treatment one corrects for a glasses prescription. In a glasses prescription, we treat approximately 90% to 95% of the refractive error that the patient has.  In addition to the glasses refraction, there is a small percentage of the vision that cannot be corrected with glasses because it is made up of tiny little irregularities within the visual system.  These small irregularities can be measured with… Read more

What Is Wavefront, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

What Is The Importance Of Safety Tests? [video]

Prior to performing any part of the procedure, every single surgery requires extensive safety checks.  We check and re-check all of the patients’ measurements, as well as the equipment and instruments used during the procedure. These checks are done not only by the our optometrists, nursing team, and laser technicians, but also personally by the surgeon performing the procedure. We are absolutely committed to operating well within safety parameters: we never compromise on this principle, and we demonstrate it through an almost… Read more

What Is The Importance Of Safety Tests? [video]

What Is IntraLase, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

IntraLase is the terminology given to one of the laser machines, which is used to create a flap in the cornea.  The technology group that it falls under is called a femtosecond laser.  There are approximately six different types of femtosecond lasers in the world today – IntraLase being one of them.  The way these lasers work is that instead of making a cut in the eye to create the flap, they create a bubble at a programmed depth within the cornea. … Read more

What Is IntraLase, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

How Does Treatment For Reading Vision Differ From Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Here at the London Vision Clinic we are very fortunate to be able to offer patients who have become presbyopic, which means, patients whose reading has drifted out of focus Laser Eye Surgery. This is age related and worsens as you get older. In order to fix this, we use a process called Laser Blended Vision where we focus the patient’s dominant eye for distance, and focus the non-dominant eye for near. We do it in such a way that the eyes… Read more

How Does Treatment For Reading Vision Differ From Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

The level of risk of Laser Eye Surgery broadly depends on two factors: Where you have the surgery, and the condition of your eyesight before having surgery. As Professor Reinstein explains in the video below, there’s a range of competency in the Laser Eye Surgery field that means the chances of something going wrong can vary from clinic to clinic. Rushed consultations, low-grade technology, a lack of expertise or experience; these are all things which heighten your risk and make choosing where… Read more

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

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