Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK? When you ask friends and family or talk to colleagues around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. The fact is, Laser Eye Surgery has now been around 25 years. Today, it’s just another routine procedure carried out thousands of times a week in clinics and hospitals around the world. Safety will always be a hugely important conversation that needs to be had. Today…

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

As well as all the obvious advantages, having laser eye surgery also makes economic sense. Considering that the procedure will eventually pay for itself by avoiding a lifetime of opticians’ bills, the cost of contact lenses and solutions, as well as glasses and stylish frames, the biggest financial savings are to be made by those who have LASIK when they are young……

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Most patients after the treatment do not require an enhancement. In general speaking terms, the higher your original prescription the more likelihood, there may be some drift in refraction as part of the healing response. Patients are not able to control the healing response. Therefore it is not down to the individual to cause the eyes to drift but more from the actual eye itself. …

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with the sharp, central vision we need for things like driving, reading, and seeing fine details. You may never know or need to know it exists. That is, unless it goes wrong and you start to have problems with one of its above functions. As a small break in the macula — which sits…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? It’s the dreaded words no one wants to hear when they’re fed up of glasses, sick of contact lenses, and excited at the possibility of Laser Eye Surgery: “You’re not a good candidate.”  If you have thin corneas, you’ve likely already heard or read this a number of times. In the average clinic, having thin corneas is considered a contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery and often a hard and…