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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Laser Eye Surgery is certainly not a stranger to an abbreviation or two. Whether it’s LASEK, LASIK, or ReLEx SMILe, you can’t go two minutes researching the treatment without coming across a new one and feeling like you’re getting further away from understanding it all. Fortunately, despite being awash with technical jargon, Laser Eye Surgery is far from as complicated as it first seems. The fact is, by understanding just a few key details about the different treatments, you can gain a… Read more

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus, which is otherwise known by the more telling phrase “dancing eyes”, is a condition of involuntarily, or sometimes voluntary, eye movement. There are two main types of nystagmus: physiological, which is caused by factors such as congenital disorders or sleep deprivation, and pathological, which have to do with disease and illnesses. There’s also a few outliers, for instance, nystagmus is often associated with vertigo, the sensation that objects around you are moving when they’re not. Nystagmus is commonly considered as an eye… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

Despite there being a seemingly endless list of laser treatments to choose from, when it comes down to it, there are actually only three main types you need to know: PRK/LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE Treatments such as UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK UltraLASIKplus, Zyoptix and Wavefront LASIK, are simply brand names that clinics think up in an attempt to differentiate what is effectively the same, albeit packaged slightly differently, treatment. They often do this by taking a treatment such as LASIK and… Read more

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

Nerves play an important role in the Laser Eye Surgery recovery process. I’m not talking about the jitters, patients are usually very calm by this time — I’m on about a different set of nerves: those on the surface of your eye. The nerves on the surface of the eye are momentarily interrupted because of the pain-free laser process. Thankfully, though, these nerves possess the incredible power to regenerate over a period of three to six months, and will further regenerate over… Read more

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance when initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite overwhelming with many things to consider including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple, knowledge is key. The cornea — the transparent window of the eye — is made up of three main sections: the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. The epithelial tissue… Read more

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. That feeling couldn’t be truer when choosing which vision correction treatment… Read more

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Laser Eye Surgery to correct impaired vision has always involved reshaping the cornea, but the thickness of the corneal flap treated in the surgery has reduced significantly over the years, so much so that today, there is even a flapless form of laser surgery. This says a lot for how much flap thickness is related with safety during, and recovery following surgery. Thinner flaps preserve a thicker, more structurally integral cornea, meaning less discomfort, faster recovery times, minimal risk of haze, and… Read more

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer

Here at London Vision Clinic, we pride ourselves on being pioneers and leaders in the field of Laser Eye Surgery. Thanks to advancements in laser technology and the unique experience of our team of Ophthalmic Surgeons, we are able to offer a range of procedures to address many different and complex eye conditions, including hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (ageing eyes), myopia (short-sightedness), and very high prescriptions. From PRK and LASEK, to LASIK and PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision—not forgetting our new, minimally-invasive laser eye… Read more

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer

PRK vs LASIK

Both PRK and LASIK are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in patients. Despite there being more contemporary treatments for Laser Eye Surgery, the original treatment for vision correction of PRK, photorefractive keratectomy, still remains very popular with eye patients. Though both procedures involve reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser there are also distinctive differences between the two. In order to allow light to be properly focused on the retina for clear vision, both the PRK and LASIK procedures involve… Read more

PRK vs LASIK

How Does Aftercare Differ With LASIK And PRK/LASEK? [video]

The main difference between LASIK and PRK or LASEK is in the healing time.  However, all treatments have the same refractive results after approximately three months. In the early phases after treatment patients who are treated with LASIK show significantly improved sight after about three hours.  The cornea heals very quickly because only the edges of the flap need to seal – hence vision is restored almost immediately.  However with PRK/LASEK, there is initially a big improvement in vision followed by a… Read more

How Does Aftercare Differ With LASIK And PRK/LASEK? [video]

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