LASER EYE SURGERY
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Laser Eye Surgery is the most popular vision correction surgery in the United Kingdom. There are different techniques and acronyms, but all types of Laser Eye Surgery include the usage of lasers to re-shape the surface of the cornea and alter the way light enters the eye for the correct vision.
The different techniques include: Photo Refractive Keratotomy (PRK), LASer Intrastromal Keratomileusis (LASIK), LASer Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK), Blade Free LASIK and Wavefront LASIK/LASEK. These terms can be confusing, especially when some companies offer these techniques under their own brand names, such as Intralase, iLASIK and zLASIK.
Laser Eye Surgery Techniques
The Laser Eye Surgery treatment MEDI ME uses is blade-free wavefront LASIK. Many budget clinics will offer this as their top-priced treatment. The fact is that this is the technique which gives the best visual results and has the best safety record. Many armed forces have approved this procedure for their pilots and other high value personnel. NASA has approved it for its astronauts. If the patient has a thin cornea (in the rare cases) use wavefront LASEK technique is used.
At your consultation, your doctor will discuss the risks, benefits, treatment options and potential complications associated with Laser Eye Surgery and suggest you the most appropriate option for your specific case. If you are not a good candidate for it you will be advised not to have any surgery.
Are You Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?
If you are aged between 18 and 55, have a short sighted glasses prescription of less than -8 dioptres or a long sighted prescription of less than +3 dioptres, which has been stable for a year or more, have otherwise healthy eyes and enjoy good general health, you are a good candidate for Laser Eye Surgery treatments like LASIK or LASEK.
If you are older than 50 and need or are likely to need reading glasses in the near future, or have a severe focussing error, Laser Eye Surgery is generally inappropriate and lens based surgery might provide a better solution.
Safety & Results
The big majority of our patients achieve perfect vision. As with all treatments, Laser Eye Surgery carries with it with a small risk of complications. Generally there is a very small chance of severe complications, while less severe complications can occur in about 1% to 5% of cases. Your need for reading glasses will remain the same after Laser Eye Surgery.
Laser Eye Surgery lasts around 15 minutes, performed under local anaesthesia. Patients can return to work within 24 hours with only mild discomfort.
Contact us for more information
For any questions you have, you can reach us here:
41 Eland Way
CB1 9XQ CAMBRIDGE UK