February 3, 2020

Question: Is your right hand exactly the same as your left? Of course not you say but many of my patients are often quite surprised to hear that their eyes aren't a perfect matching pair.  And therefore eyes will not turn out exactly the same after laser eye surgery or...

November 24, 2019

Yes, you can and what is important is that your degree of dry eye is properly assessed and managed by your laser eye surgeon and factored into your suitability.

Occasionally your eyes will be considered too dry for laser eye surgery and a few of my patients have been to...

November 18, 2019

I have been doing laser eye surgery for 15 years now and I have seen some amazing advances.  And every time I think, well it can’t get any better than this, something comes along that proves me wrong.

I am sometimes asked what does the future hold for laser eye sur...

November 12, 2019

Many will remember our mum or dad shouting at us as kids " if you sit too close to the TV, you will go blind!" Nowadays I am the one constantly telling my kids to sit further away from the PC or to stop holding their phones so close to their face.... because as it turn...

August 29, 2019

Mongolia is not on most people’s travel itineraries but A/Prof. Colin Chan had a very special purpose in visiting there recently. As the Convenor of the 2nd Satellite meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, A/Prof. Chan’s role was to organize 12 internati...

August 5, 2019

Laser eye surgery, whether it be LASIK, SMILE or ASLA (PRK), does not have instantaneous full recovery no matter what you may have heard. My patients often ask me what to expect in terms of vision and comfort and of course, when they can go back to work. I usually begi...

May 23, 2019

If you are considering laser eye surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations. As we all know, the same result with different expectations can leads to different degree of satisfaction.

It is a common myth that people think laser eye surgery will give them "s...

May 17, 2019

One of the concerns my patients raise with having laser eye surgery, is that it may prevent them having required cataract surgery when they are older. This is a myth but it is true that your surgeon must plan your cataract surgery differently if you have had laser...

May 13, 2019

"What made you think about having laser eye surgery?" That's a question I have now asked several thousand times. And it's fascinating to hear how people respond and what they say.

In my experience, for the majority they are in some way unhappy about being dependent on g...

May 7, 2019

For most of us, the shape of our eyes stops changing some time in our 20s much like our body stops growing. That then begs the obvious question: why does my glasses prescription change or why do I go from not needing glasses to needing glasses as I age?

As our eye ages,...

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