Keratoconus Screening / Refractive Laser Surgery
We can easly detect and classify keratoconus with our Keratoconus classifier. Classification based on KPI, SAI, DSI, OSI and CSI. In the early stages of keratoconus the results can be complemented by Epithelium and Pachymatery maps.
Laser Eye Treatment
Laser eye treatment has become a very popular option for anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses.
It has been available for more than 20 years and is the second most common eye procedure after cataract surgery. If you have a refractive error, such as short-sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. Laser eye treatment is designed to change the shape of the cornea, a clear window at the front of the eye. By changing the shape and the power of the cornea, light can be brought to a correct focus onto the retina at the back of the eye.
There are several forms of Laser Eye Surgery with LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) being the most commonly performed. Millions of procedures have now been safely carried out worldwide and it has become the most common elective procedure for adults to undergo in the western world.
For people who are short-sighted, refractive surgery techniques e.g LASIK reduce the curvature of a cornea that is too steep so that the eye's focusing power is lessened. Images that are focused in front of the retina, due to a longer eye or steep corneal curve, are pushed closer to or directly onto the retina following surgery. In this case the laser energy is mainly applied around the centre of the cornea and feathered off towards the periphery.
Long-sighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea to increase the eye's focusing power. Images that are focused beyond the retina, due to a short eye or flat cornea, will be pulled closer to or directly onto the retina after surgery. Laser energy is mainly applied in the periphery of the cornea, with the central area being made steeper.
Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering through an irregularly shaped cornea.
Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:
· Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses;
· Are free of eye disease;
· Have an appropriate refractive error.
If you are considering refractive surgery, call Vision Optique for a consultation with laser specialist Archana Somani who has over 10 years’ experience in laser eye surgery. The consultation involves a thorough eye examination, followed by an in-depth discussion regarding the health of your eyes, your suitability for laser eye surgery and what can be expected during and after treatment
Please call us on 020 8748 4499 to book an appointment if you wish to discuss your suitability for laser eye surgery in detail.
Safety has always been our priority at Vision Optique London – we simply must ensure that for every single treatment the highest standards and expertise are adhered to. As such the clinics we recommend for our customers have advanced and proven technologies, lasers and scanners.
The clinics and surgeons we recommend for Z-LASIK treatments offer Wavefront optics for high definition vision and a Dual-laser approach for a fully blade-free procedure using the world’s most advanced femtosecond laser – the Ziemer LDV. The keys to success are very high surgical skill and highly advanced technology. The latest technology means that problems from surgery are very rare indeed but as with any operation unpredictable things can and do happen and the skill and training of the surgeon are critical to ensure that things go smoothly.
FAQ on Laser Surgery.
How much does laser eye treatment cost?
Z-LASIK prices go from £ 1495 to £2300 per eye depending on the correction required for your prescription i.e short sight, long sight, astigmatism or Blended Vision for those patients needing reading glasses.
Is it painful?
The procedure itself is not painful as anaesthetic drops are used to completely numb the surface of the eye. Both eyes are done at the same time and the whole procedure typically takes around 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
After the procedure, the anaesthetic drops will wear off and there is a few hours of discomfort which can be painful. You will be given painkillers and more aneasthetic to use if need be to make yourself more comfortable. The following day there will be no pain but you may feel a gritty sensation akin to having an eyelash in your eye until the cornea heals which takes approximately 24 hours.
How old do you have to be?
Anybody can have laser eye surgery as long as they are 18 or older, however it is advisable to wait until your prescription is stable before undergoing laser surgery to ensure a long lasting result.
When will I be able to go back to work and drive?
Most patients can return to work and legally drive themselves the next day.
Can I have laser surgery if I need bifocals/varifocals or separate reading glasses?
Yes, it can correct reading vision in ageing eyes(presbyopia). Laser Blended Vision is the way of correcting reading vision – much better and safer than intraocular lenses
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