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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What Should I Do When Preparing For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Prior to the actual procedure itself there is not much the patient really needs to do to prepare themselves for the actual treatment.  We ask people on the day of the treatment to avoid using cologne or perfumes as well as hairspray. We ask ladies to remove any eye makeup and mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow and also to avoid any woolen clothing to be worn during the actual procedure. Feeling nervous, anxious or excited before surgery is a completely natural, completely… Read more

What Should I Do When Preparing For Laser Eye Surgery? [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 The Difference Between LASIK, LASEK And PRK? [video]

In general, there are three main Laser Eye Surgery methods for treating patients with refractive errors. In the video below, expert laser eye surgeon Mr Glenn Carp explains the differences between LASIK, LASEK and PRK. There is a layer on the surface of the eye called the epithelium, which is replaced by the eye every 7 to 14 days. In PRK—a type of  ‘surface’ treatment—the epithelium is removed so the laser eye surgeon is able to reshape the permanent layer underneath. Following… Read more

What Is The Difference Between LASIK, LASEK And PRK? [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]

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

When you have a refractive error, light enters the eye and is incorrectly bent to meet at a finite point on the retina. So, in a nutshell, what Laser Eye Surgery does is fix this by applying a laser to the surface of the eye to changes its shape and alter the curvature which causes the irregular bending. The result: light is now focused in such a way that it reaches the retinal plane in a very precise and proper manner. We… Read more

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

Can I Take A Tranquilizer Or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

We advise all patients before the treatment that should they require something to relax them, it is available to them.  We provide oral relaxants half an hour before the procedure to those patients who are particularly anxious.  Having said that, the majority of people will accept that this is a very quick, less than 15 minute, procedure, completely painless and they prefer not to be sedated in any way so as to enjoy the after-effects afterwards because the results are direct.  There… Read more

Can I Take A Tranquilizer Or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

How Can I Interpret Statistical Results Of Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

It is very important prior to undergoing Laser Eye Surgery to understand the statistical likelihood of you being able to achieve your results.  Of course not everybody is a statistician, but at the London Vision Clinic we prepare graphs for all of our patients to clearly illustrate what will be achieved through surgery, based on the patient’s individual prescription. Of course, if patients have any difficulty understanding these graphs, their patient care coordinator will be available to talk them through what the… Read more

How Can I Interpret Statistical Results Of Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

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