If your eyes have significant astigmatism, contact lenses can be difficult to wear successfully. The shape of your eye makes them difficult to fit. Glasses are fine for some activities but there will always be times when you want to see well with the naked eye. This is where laser eye surgery can be the answer to your prayers.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cataract, you may be wondering if all treatment surgery is the same. The answer is no. Outcomes depend on several factors including the experience and expertise of the surgeon. One factor that is often overlooked is the role of the intraocular lens itself in protecting the eye from disease of your macula.
With the popularity of LASIK and SMILE laser eye surgery, we are commonly asked if ASLA (a refined form of PRK) has had its day.
PRK was the original laser eye surgery procedure and has been around for over 30 years, but read on to discover why it is still an important procedure in any experienced laser eye surgeon’s repertoire. Continue reading “Does ASLA still have a role to play in laser eye surgery?”
SMILE laser has proven itself in the clinical data to be equal to LASIK and surface procedures (like ASLA) in terms of safety and accuracy. With more and more people enjoying the benefits of this latest procedure, how do you know if you’re suitable? This post looks at what the eye care professionals actually measure in determining if you’re a good candidate.
Although SMILE laser has been around for over five years now, with well over half a million procedures having been performed globally, US patients have had to wait. But thanks to recent FDA approval, they will now be able to join the rest of the world in enjoying the benefits of this most modern of laser vision correction procedures.
What do the FDA results actually show?
World Sight Day isjust around the corner (Thursday 13th October), when the focus will be on the importance of regular vision checks and good eye care.
You’ve been putting it off for years. You don’t have the time to look into it, have an initial consult, come in for surgery and recover. You are crazy busy at work / have young kids / travel commitments or, like many of our patients, all of the above. This post looks at what busy people need to know about streamlining the whole process, from go to whoa.
Laser eye surgery has been around in various forms for over 30 years and has evolved during that time to be a precise and accurate procedure. But are side effects and complications still possible? This post addresses these concerns.