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Laser Eye Surgery FAQ

Laser eye surgery - FAQ
For those people considering having laser eye surgery you are likely to have a number of questions about the procedure. The most common things people want to know are as follows:
  • Are there any age restrictions to laser eye surgery? In theory there is no upper age limit to laser eye surgery but very few people aged over 70 years old will have the procedure. Once you get over 70 years old then you are likely to start developing cataracts which will mean you are no longer suitable for laser eye surgery.
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What Does Laser Eye Surgery Involve?

Can Lasik eye surgery be repeated?
If you are considering having laser eye surgery it is important that you understand exactly what is involved with the procedure. Before agreeing to the actual surgery you will need to book in for consultation where your suitability will be assessed. ... Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery Permanent?

What is the laser eye surgery recovery like
A commonly asked question about laser eye surgery is whether or not the results are permanent. Whilst no clinic would ever guarantee that the results are permanent in most cases the results are long lasting. Although the figures will vary between clinics, it is generally agreed that ... Read more

What is The Lentis Mplus Lens?

Can Lasik eye surgery be repeated?
If you are over the age of 40 years old you may have noticed that your reading vision is not as clear as it used to be. This natural loss of reading vision with age is called presbyopia and happens as a result of the hardening of the eye’s own natural crystalline lens. For those people who have always had perfect vision throughout their life, they will start to need glasses for reading. If you are one of the unlucky ones ... Read more

Can I Claim Laser Eye Surgery On The NHS?

Laser eye surgery - FAQ
Laser eye surgery can be an expensive treatment and therefore people often want to know if it can be performed for free on the NHS? Whilst some types of laser eye treatment are free on the NHS the type which corrects your vision is not. The following are the types of laser treatment that can be carried out under the NHS:
  • Diabetic retinopathy: This refers to damage to the blood vessels of the retina caused by poor blood sugar control. Diabetic retinopathy is often treated by laser although this is a different type of laser to what is used to correct your vision.
  • Wet macular degeneration: A laser can be used in certain instances of wet macular degeneration.
  • Post cataract surgery: A laser is sometimes needed if the cataract grows back.
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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

is laser eye surgery good for all types of vision problems
If you are considering having laser eye surgery then the first thing you will need to do is book in for a laser eye surgery consultation. The aim of a consultation is to check that you are suitable for the procedure and also to find out exactly which type of treatment you require. Most clinics will carry out the consultation for free and there is no obligation to have the surgery. The following is information that you need to know about your consultation:
  • If you wear soft contact lenses you will need to remove
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What Does Laser Eye Surgery Correct?

What is the difference between Lasik and Lasek
Laser eye surgery can correct the 3 main types of prescriptions which are long sightedness, short sightedness and astigmatism. There are 2 main types of laser eye surgery which are Lasik and Lasek and whilst both are extremely effective and treating visual problems Lasik can treat a slightly larger prescription range. Both Lasik and Lasek correct your vision in the same way, by effectively reshaping the cornea to eliminate the prescription in your glasses or contact lenses. If you are short sighted the laser flattens the curve of your cornea whereas the opposite is true for long sighted prescriptions. Laser eye surgery can also treat presbyopia which describes the natural deterioration of your reading vision with age. ... Read more

When Did Laser Eye Surgery Start?

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Contrary to what many people think laser eye surgery has actually been around for over 20 years and other types of refractive surgery have been around for even longer. The first type of refractive (vision correction) surgery was called radial keratotomy (RK) and was developed by a Russian surgeon called Dr Fyodorov in the 1970's. This technique did not however involve the use of a laser but instead relied on tiny incisions being made in the cornea to improve the vision. The history of laser eye surgery is as follows:
  • Although the theory behind the use of lasers in refractive surgery had been around for about 50 years, the first laser eye surgery (PRK) was actually performed
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Does Botox Hurt?

Does Botox cause headaches
For those thinking about Botox one of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not the procedure hurts? Generally speaking, most people experience only slight discomfort as the needles that are used are extremely thin. The thinner the needles the less you will feel them being administered. ... Read more

Does Botox Work On Crows Feet?

Can Botox help droopy eye lids?
Botox is used to treat many different cosmetic problems and it works particularly well on crow’s feet. Crow’s feet start out as fine lines from the outer corner of our eye and they tend to deepen and increase with age. It is for this reason that they are often associated with getting older and consequently people look for ways to reduce them. Looking after your skin can help to slow down the development of crow’s feet and it is especially important that you follow these important bits of advice: ... Read more