Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Strabismus and Squints? [VIDEO]

Strabismus or squints cannot be treated with laser eye surgery, as this is surgery that is required on the muscles around the eye. Laser eye surgery should have no bearing on a strabismus or a squint. It should not make the squint worse, it should not make it better. Occasionally, there may be a small residual refractive error after laser eye surgery, which may enhance the appearance of the squint but of course this can be managed either with further enhancement laser eye surgery or muscle surgery around the eye itself….

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last?

How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Results Last? Have you ever glanced down when you’re wandering the aisles and contemplated the various creams, lotions, vitamins and potions in your shopping basket? Ever wondered what the last anti-ageing product you will buy would be? Surely, with all the talk and promises of products that can halt – and even reverse – the signs of ageing, surely one day, there will be a magic pill or cream that can leave even the…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

‘Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…?’ And Other Suitability Questions When it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, suitability for treatment is the most important consideration made by our surgeons. Now, you might think that if one clinic tells you you are unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery, you can expect the same answer at any other clinic. I mean, this is the case for many typical surgical procedures, right? That is, any surgical procedures that are subject to standardised regulations….

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon? We all know the feeling of having an “out-of-date” smartphone, car – or anything else for that matter. From feeling completely satisfied (and perhaps even a little superior) when we walk out of the shop or get that long-awaited delivery, knowing that we have the latest and greatest product available on the market. That feeling, however, is not likely to last very long. Your new phone,…

When was LASIK invented?

When was LASIK invented? Vision impairment problems affect a huge percentage of the world’s population. In fact, estimates show that around 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. And this percentage isn’t just isolated to our times. Throughout history, there have always been people who suffer from poor vision – and this isn’t surprising. The human eye is the body’s second most intricate and complex organ – the first being the brain. With over 2.2 million moving…

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

Laser Eye Surgery vs Lens Replacement If you are looking into eye surgery treatment, it is likely you have come across a huge number of potential treatments during your research. You may be left feeling confused about what separates all of these treatment options. For example, what is the difference between Laser Eye Surgery and Lens Replacement? Well, fear not – we’re here to tell you. Lens replacement surgery is a relatively common eye surgery treatment. In fact, over 300,000…

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Will LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE? For over two decades, LASIK has been the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, granting millions of people around the world freedom from glasses and contact lenses. But will the growing availability of ReLEx SMILE surgery see LASIK become obsolete? Since the inception of Laser Eye Surgery in the early 1980s, the vision correction field has been at the forefront of surgical innovation. Technology and knowledge are evolving and improving…

ReLEx SMILE: The latest Innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery The last few decades have brought a whole host of technological innovations that have improved almost every aspect of our lives. Almost everything is easier today than it was 40 years ago, from watching TV to planning a holiday. But many of the most important innovations of our time have improved healthcare and surgical techniques. Patients are now experiencing fewer complications, faster recovery times, and shorter hospital stays – and patients…

Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism

Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism Just as it is widely believed that perfect circles do not exist in nature, it is also true that no eye is completely spherical. In optometry terms, this means that most people, to some extent, have astigmatism. In most cases, this has no significant impact on our vision; however, in more extreme cases, treatment may be required to provide high-quality vision. Astigmatism is defined as an abnormal curvature of the…

SMILE vs. LASIK vs. Surface Ablation

SMILE vs LASIK vs Surface Ablation For centuries, the go-to resolution for refractory conditions has been glasses, followed later on by contact lenses. While these options were both revolutionary in their time – and continue to offer significant results for millions – there is a new boy in town. The inception of Laser Eye Surgery four decades ago introduced a new era of elective procedures and promised to reduce our dependence on easily-lost glasses, and inconvenient contacts. But, the increasing…