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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Age-related macular degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is, in fact, the most common cause of vision loss for people age 50 and older. Even if you have the condition for a long time, you may not experience any vision loss. For some people, however, AMD progresses at a much faster rate and can quickly lead to central vision loss in one or both eyes. This is one reason why it’s important to be aware of AMD and to know how to spot its warning signs. Associated… Read more

Age-related macular degeneration

Cataracts is no longer an old age condition

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in the world and is expected to account for around 20 million cases of blindness by 2020. Fortunately, cataracts are also a treatable condition. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, with over 330,000 cases performed each year in England alone. Here, we’re going to explore this a little further by looking into some of the signs and causes of cataracts and find out what you can do to prevent… Read more

Cataracts is no longer an old age condition

How diabetes affects your eyes

Many things affect your eyes that you wouldn’t necessarily expect would. The list is practically endless. The fact is, your eyes don’t exist on their own. They are part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and organs including the brain. Thankfully, you don’t need to know how it all works in order to see.  One thing we do need to do for our eyes is manage systemic and external factors and conditions — many of which may seem unrelated or… Read more

How diabetes affects your eyes

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of specialist roles within medicine whose primary job is to study… Read more

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

A lot has happened in the field of Laser Eye Surgery in its introduction more than thirty years ago. So much so that today there is an endless barrage of information on the topic. Unfortunately, whether due to being outdated, misguided, used for promotion, or simply ill-informed, a lot of that information is incorrect. This can make it tricky when it comes to navigating the market or Laser Eye Surgery providers and finding out if the procedure is a good option for you. We’re going to help… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

“Could my flaps come loose?” is not something you want to hear no matter what context it’s said in. But when you’re talking about a surgical procedure that involves your eyes, then it’s especially unwelcome. For anyone wondering what a corneal flap actually is, we’ve got to look a little at how LASIK, the most common Laser Eye Surgery treatment, works. Laser Eye Surgery works by reshaping the permanent tissue in the bed of the cornea called stoma. There are several methods… Read more

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

If you have a “squint” or strabismus, you may be familiar with an optical element called a ‘prism’. Prisms are built into glasses to enhance visual comfort in people who have strabismus, particularly if you experience double vision and symptoms such as eye strain and headaches. Somewhat a unique advantages of glasses, prisms work by moving the image of an object either vertically or horizontally, depending on the direction and the power of the lens, and therefore redirecting the eye’s alignment. This… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years. In that time, it has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. However, the technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and is thus improving all the time. It also varies between clinics, with more than 95 percent of patients in 2018 at London Vision Clinic achieving 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, or SMILE… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

You’re looking forward to having greater vision following the surgery, but what exactly do you see during the procedure? This is one of the most common concerns that frequents the mind of those considering Laser Eye Surgery, along with similar queries like ‘Will the treatment hurt?’, and, ‘How long does the procedure take?’ This is perfectly natural — in fact, it’s best practice to find out all the details of the day of the procedure. We also advise doing the same for… Read more

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

It’s not something that’s particularly pleasant to even think about never mind have it happen to you. And yet when you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery, your mind can’t help but go there. If you know even a little about how LASIK works, then there’s no doubt that questions about the flap will spring up. How big is it? Does it hurt to make it? How does it stay in place? Will it even stay in place? As there is a chance of… Read more

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

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