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 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...

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...

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 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...

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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