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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

The “dos and donts” 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 if this sounds familiar: after a hard day’s work… Read more

The “dos and donts” of eye drops

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE?

So you’ve learned a little bit about Laser Eye Surgery and the incredible benefits it has to offer. You’ve got to get a clear picture of how it works: by removing tissue in the cornea and therefore permanently changing your eye’s focusing power. And after visiting various clinics and doing your research, you’ve discovered that despite the huge list of brand names of treatments — including UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix — there are actually only three main treatment types,… Read more

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE?

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 and gets to the root of the problem to solve… Read more

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

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 and weeks of impaired movement, eye patches, and plenty of… Read more

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

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 the vast network of talented laser… Read more

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

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 fully embrace no longer needing… Read more

Side effect: Glare

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 occurring. Many patients have their treatment… Read more

Side Effect: Dry eyes

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 late and searching every room in the house,… Read more

Side Effect: Difficulty driving 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, it’s simply a matter of rolling the dice. 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 what exactly they entail. This is more difficult than it sounds as side effects… Read more

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

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

To watch Mr. Glenn Carp answer this question in a video click here. Realistically, the chance of going blind from Laser Eye Surgery, using today’s technology, is about the same as the chance of dying in a plane crash — roughly 1 in 5 million. Click here for a video answering this common Laser Eye Surgery question.  The following is our recommended activity schedule for patients who have had LASIK: Immediately after surgery Be very careful to avoid any activity that could lead… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

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