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 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...

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...

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 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...

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