November 17, 2017

In my last blog post, I spoke about new technologies which have fundamentally changed treatment for my patients. One is SMILE laser eye surgery.

For many years, the two laser eye surgery options have been LASIK and surface laser (ASLA).  The success rates of both these...

November 13, 2017

If you are lucky, you get to be part of one medical advance in your career that fundamentally changes treatment for your patients. So far I have been incredibly fortunate enough to be involved in 3: collagen crosslinking for keratoconus, laser assisted cataract surgery...

November 10, 2017

It's World Keratoconus day and I am guess you are asking, how do you say that word and what even is it?

Keratoconus is a degenerative genetic eye condition which affects teenagers and young adults. The cornea, the primary focusing lens of the eye, becomes distorted and...

November 7, 2017

I see a number of patients each year whom had laser eye surgery in the 90s and early 2000s. They come back and ask me "Can I have laser eye surgery again?" And I tell them: "It depends..."

Firstly it depends on why your vision has changed. If it is due to ageing changes...

November 5, 2017

Unless you are uniquely special, you don't wake up and immediately have crystal clear vision. Like the rest of the body, everything takes a little while to get going with the eye- the tear production system, your focusing eye muscles and even your tissues need time to...

November 1, 2017

I tell about 1 in 5 people who come for laser eye surgery that they are unsuitable. Sounds like quite a high percentage right? That's because the number one consideration is safety, especially given laser eye surgery is an elective procedure.

There can be many reasons w...

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