What is IntraLase and is it Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

IntraLase is the terminology given to one of the laser machines, which is used to create a flap in the cornea. The technology group that it falls under is called a femtosecond laser. There are approximately six different types of femtosecond lasers in the world today, of which IntraLase is one of them. The way these lasers work is that instead of making a cut in the eye to create the flap is that they create a bubble there at a programmed depth within the cornea. …

What happens if I move my eyes during Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

What happens if I move my eyes during Laser Eye Surgery? These days, Eye Surgery is extremely modern, fast, and straightforward. But this wasn’t always the case. We can only imagine what used to go through patients’ minds in the early days of refractive surgery… Looking up to see a sharp, bladed instrument that is soon going to be making contact with your eye… “Don’t worry,” the surgeon smiles, “I’ve done this a thousand times – everything will be fine.”…

[VIDEO] Understanding the Evolution of Laser Eye Surgery: How Does it Work?

Understanding the Evolution of Laser Eye Surgery: How Does it Work? In the modern world that we all find ourselves in – wandering around with masterpieces of modern technology tucked in our pockets; with the potential to have life-changing surgery at our fingertips – it can be easy to distance ourselves from our history. I mean, can you imagine a time when you couldn’t ask ‘Google’ to answer a fleeting and inconsequential query at least five times a day? A…

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 We all know the feeling of having an “out-of-date” smartphone, car – or anything else for that matter.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,…

What is the most advanced Laser Eye Surgery?

What is the Most Advanced Laser Eye Surgery? It is a well-known phenomenon that we humans are suckers for the latest version – no matter what it is. When it comes to buying a car, upgrading your phone, or getting a new household appliance, we typically want the most advanced version available. We consider the latest version to be the best – and in many cases, this is true. After all, the latest version has the advantage of the latest…

The Latest Innovations in Ophthalmology

The Latest Innovations in Ophthalmology Laser Eye Surgery is a sector that is built on innovation. Since its humble beginnings, it has evolved to become one of the most technologically advanced surgeries in the world. At London Vision Clinic, we are proud to be heavily involved in this innovation. We carry out ongoing research to advance the field of vision correction even further. Since early in his career, our founder Professor Dan Reinstein has been one of a small group of…

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…

Your initial consultation: When more really means more

Your initial consultation: When more really means more Laser Eye Surgery deals with one of the most complex organs in the body and one of our most valued senses. Rightly so, you may worry about what is the best option for surgery and have you chosen the right clinic to perform your treatment. There are so many fancy named treatments that don’t mean anything, technologies that don’t do anything, and added extras that make little to no difference to your…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Cure Cataracts?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Cure Cataracts? It’s thought that the first cataract surgery was performed in ancient Egypt, some 2000 years ago. Thankfully, though, a lot has changed since then. In 2018, cataract surgery is not an experimental procedure performed by hand using long, primitive instruments. In fact, it is one of the most common and successful vision correction treatments around, with over 20 million surgeries being done each year. What is a cataract? Like in a camera, the lens of the eye…

Laser Eye Surgery in 2020

Laser Eye Surgery in 2020 2020: It’s the year of the world’s first robot Olympics and a time when more people will have mobile phones than electricity, cars will drive themselves, and your typical home computer will have the processing power of a human brain. But what does it have in store for Laser Eye Surgery? Well, if its history is anything to go by, a lot — a heck of a lot. Since the dawn of the first laser eye treatment…