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...

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...

April 3, 2019

PRK or surface laser was the original form of laser eye surgery in the early 1990s. It is still one of the 3 common forms of corrective laser performed today but it's modern form is quite different from its early predecessor.

One of the main issues with early PRK was ha...

March 16, 2019

A/Prof. Colin Chan recently attended the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) meeting in Bangkok as part of the invited faculty.

He gave two lectures: one on advanced treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and the other on laser eye surgery enhancements.

He also is...

June 12, 2018

It's a common question that comes up: am I too old to have laser eye surgery? Have I missed my chance? Am I going to need reading glasses soon? Am I going to get cataracts soon?

There is no 100% answer as to the optimal time to have laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE or AS...

April 5, 2018

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