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...

October 14, 2018

The main purpose of cataract surgery is to make people who can't see, see again. However, while for most people the improvement in vision is all they are focused on, some of my patients will notice other differences in how they look and see. Common comments include " W...

May 29, 2018

There are a lot of myths out there about cataract surgery and I find many of my patients seek advice from me about when is the appropriate time to have cataract surgery. Cataracts, to remind you, are when the lens of your eye becomes progressively cloudier with age res...

April 5, 2018

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February 5, 2018

There are many reasons why your eyes can be light sensitive. Sometimes it's an obvious cause like conjunctivitis. Other times it's not.

One of the most common reasons to experience glare in older people is cataracts. Initially you might find you are less comfortable dri...

January 22, 2018

I often find educating my patients about the basic structure of the eye is very useful to help them understand their eye conditions.

Basically the eye is like a camera. Cameras have typically two lenses to focus light. The front lens of the eye (called the cornea) has a...

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...

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...

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