October 31, 2017

In my two previous posts, I talked about what astigmatism is and how laser eye surgery corrects it. But what about if you have astigmatism and you are having cataract surgery? Can it be fixed or are you still left with it afterwards?

The short answer is yes; astigmatism...

October 28, 2017

In my last post I explained what astigmatism was .. so you now know it’s not being a social misfit 😜... stigma.. get it? Sorry bad dad joke...

So can astigmatism be fixed by laser eye surgery such as LASIK and SMILE? Well yes, it can and quite high levels too. You ar...

October 25, 2017

Most of you might have vaguely heard this word "astigmatism" and some of you may even have been told you have it. But what actually is it?

Remember your eyeball is like a camera with two lenses. The front lens, the cornea, does most of the focusing work and generally ha...

October 24, 2017

You like, most people, might struggle to put in eyedrops and feel anxious that maybe you are not putting them in the right way. And then you think, maybe it won't work if I don't put them in the right way and the anxiety builds....

In reality, eyedrops are pretty forgiv...

October 23, 2017

"Does it hurt?" That's probably the number one question my patients ask me when they are considering laser eye surgery. And I can fully understand why they ask it; most people are already anxious about having surgery, let alone one where it's your eyes and you are awak...

October 22, 2017

Everyone understands what blood pressure is and why it is important. But less people understand eye pressure. It’s what your optometrist or eye surgeon measures with that machine that blows air into your unsuspecting and subsequently surprised eye. Unless you choose to...

October 19, 2017

When we are young, we tend to think we are immortal... well I did anyway. Unfortunately sometimes the mind doesn't realize what is going on with the body. For my patients over 50, they often feel young still and live very busy active lives, but sometimes their eyes bet...

October 18, 2017

It can be a bit confusing to understand the different laser procedures available. Currently there are 3 main types: LASIK, SMILE and surface laser (PRK/ASLA). All 3 work on the same engineering principle- to correct a certain glasses prescription a certain amount of ti...

October 17, 2017

Many of us have used eye drops. It might be for dry eye or allergy or just to look a bit better after a late night. But many of my patients ask me : Can I get addicted to eye drops? Will I become dependent?

Basically the answer for most drops is no. In fact if you suffe...

October 16, 2017

"How long will my laser eye surgery last?" This is a really common question from my patients.  A better question might be "What's going to happen to my eyes as I get older?"....let me explain.

Generally laser eye surgery such as LASIK and surface laser wears off or regr...

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