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….

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

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? 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…

The “dos and donts” of eye drops

The “do’s and dont’s” of eye drops It’s a sad fact that today, the eyes of many people are suffering from a severe lack of moisture. It’s not because we don’t cry enough — although some blubbering emotional therapy surely wouldn’t hurt. The problem is, if it’s not so obvious to you now reading this on a phone or computer, that screen use and the consumption of media has become the dominant way in which we spend our time. Tell me…

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis…

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

When can I drive after laser eye treatment? After having your gall bladder removed, it can be around 2 weeks before you’re back into your normal routine. What about knee surgery? Try more like 6 weeks. Hip replacement? I’m afraid that’s 3 months away from the dance floor. The recovery period following surgery can often be long and gruelling. But unfortunately, there’s simply no avoiding it. So when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll expect nothing less than weeks…

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Even though the procedure has only been around commercially since the latter part of the 20th century, its impressive results and huge advancement over others forms of vision correction has caused it to skyrocket in popularity and spread rapidly across the globe. Today, over 15,000 people in the UK alone are having Laser Eye Surgery each year, and thanks to…

Side effect: Glare

Side effect: Glare In the first few moments after Laser Eye surgery, you eagerly look up towards the clock on the far wall or down at your watch and quickly realise you can see the hands ticking around, clearly and vividly. After a few days you settle into your new vision and start fully enjoying your life of greater visual acuity. Sometimes you forget for a moment and go to reach for your glasses or contacts, while at others, you…

Side Effect: Dry eyes

Side Effect: Dry eyes Many think Laser Eye Surgery will bring a tear to the eye, but in actual fact it can often do the opposite. Laser Eye Surgery, like most forms of treatments, comes with a risk of experiencing side effects. Thankfully, these are relatively minor and tend to last no longer than a few weeks or months. With only a handful of side effects to contend with, surgeons are adept at managing them and reducing their chances of…

Side Effect: Difficulty driving at night

Side Effect: Difficulty driving at night Ever driven at night without your glasses or contacts? It’s not as fun as it sounds. Growing up in a small town in the north of England, I would frequently make trips to and from my parents house into the city. The problem was at the time, as with many teenagers who’ve just passed their driving test, I was very eager to drive, and very careless with my glasses. One night, after already being…

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night Nobody wants side effects as a result of a treatment—whether they are intended or not. But the reality is with almost all forms of medicine and surgery there comes a chance of experiencing side effects and the same applies to Laser Eye Surgery. If that’s the case, then the best you can do is to be aware of what those side effects are, how commonly they occur, and…