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Am I suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The power range for PRK is +2.00 to -3.00 with -2.00 of astigmatism while Lasik can cover +4.50 to -11.00 with -4.00 astigmatism although some clinics set a power range of +2.00 to -8.00 there have been cases of +8.00 to -15.00. (more…)

How do PRK, Lasik and Wavefront differ?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

PRK requires longer protection, up to 48 hours, and is more uncomfortable for longer as the laser operates on the external corneal surface while Lasik ablates or cuts one of the inner layers giving more protection and less pain during recovery. (more…)

I would like Laser Eye Surgery so what do I do next?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

First you will need an “up to date” sight test and eye examination not only for the surgeon but also for a pair of spectacles if you are a contact lens wearer. (more…)

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

All surgery even the most simple carries an element of risk be it from infection, equipment failure, human error or just patient reaction to a procedure. (more…)

What are the alternatives to Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Contact lenses
1-day, 2-weekly or monthly not just for simple prescriptions but to correct astigmatism high myopes up to -15.00 and even those that require reading spectacles. You can buy contact lenses here. (more…)

What can go wrong with Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

To date no cases of blindness have been reported.

However here are some of the questions you ask the clinic: (more…)

What if my prescription changes?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

This is a concern of many patients and practitioners and should be discussed with your clinic on an individual basis.

Certainly no clinic should contemplate operating while there is a risk of a prescription change hence the guideline of 21 years of age being the lower age limit.

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The neutralisation or reduction of the distance prescription by means of a laser.

It is not necessary for people who only require reading spectacles.

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The neutralisation or reduction of the distance prescription by means of a laser.

Not necessary for people who only require reading spectacles.

What is the success rate of Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

There some clinics that are accused of only accepting easy or straight forward cases. Depending on your perspective this may good or bad.

However, a clinic that operates a stringent screening procedure rather than an “accept all” policy driven by finance has to be commended. (more…)

Where do I go for Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

At present unless you live in a town or city of more 250,000 people you will almost certainly have to travel. (more…)

Who performs Laser Eye Surgery?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

While the initial screening may be carried out by an optometrist (a qualified and registered sight tester) the operation should only be performed by an ophthalmic surgeon. (more…)

Will both eyes be done together?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

PRK will only be performed one eye at a time (see differences between PRK and Lasik) while Lasik and clear lens extraction can offer both eyes simultaneously. (more…)