Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE

Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE Let’s kick off this article with a simple fact: Having surgery is no fun. Moving on to a hospital ward; being made to wear the embarrassing gown; the food; waking up feeling worse than you did before; did I mention the food? And that’s all before you start to think about the procedure itself! Surgery is usually considered a last resort – something we have to undergo when there are no other options….

Options for laser eye surgery

Understanding the options for Laser Eye Surgery Nowadays, we are privileged (or cursed?) with far more options than we could ever really need for almost everything in our lives. It can be hard enough to decide which TV show to binge, or which bottle of wine to buy – never mind which of the seemingly endless options for Laser Eye Surgery treatments is right for you. Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect in any circumstances, and being bombarded…

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learn About Different Types Of Refractive Surgery Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more fun things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, 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 looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty 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. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types There are laser eye treatments; then there are laser eye treatments. What’s the difference, I hear you ask? Well, on the surface, not much. But the thing is, you can walk into one high street provider and find a long list of treatments, with names like UltraLASEK, Epi-LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix. Yet you could walk into another and see a completely different list, maybe with UltraLASEKplus and Wavefront LASIK. Or, even more confusingly, you…

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

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 many 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…

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

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…

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

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…

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….

Laser Eye Surgery advances

The Latest Advances in Laser Eye Surgery Imagine laying beneath a machine that is about to use invisible lasers to permanently remove tissue from your eye. If you didn’t know any more of the story, you’d think this was some kind of torture scene from a second-rate sci-fi movie. But pan back a little, and you see it’s actually a scene from a state-of-the-art clinic that involves a completely safe, pain-free, and revolutionary treatment that can transform your vision from…