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Every week we share educational videos on laser eye surgery, lens replacement, cataract surgery, keratoconus and other eye treatments. Stay up to date with the latest advancements in eye treatments and surgery.
After undergoing laser eye surgery, most patients recover quickly and notice an immediate improvement in their eyesight. However, you must follow your consultant's instructions for post-operative care to the letter. The doctor will give you different types of eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated and to prevent infection, along with a protective mask to keep you from rubbing your eyes while asleep. You will attend the clinic after surgery for periodic check-ups to make sure that all is in order and the doctor will advise you to avoid certain activities and sports, such as swimming, for a short period. The benefit of these follow-up appointments is that there is no extra charge for them, and if a problem does arise after surgery, the consultant can rectify it quickly.
I’ve spent decades advising others how to maintain optimum eye health, but these days I find I have to follow my own advice. After my mother had age-related macular degeneration diagnosed, I realised that I was also at risk and now I make sure that I’m doing everything I can to maintain good eye health. Having the right diet, exercising and protecting your eyes in the sun are just some of the steps you can take to achieve this. Here I outline the numerous measures you can take to cut down your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
Peer Review Seventeen optometrists came along in September to discuss best practise and up to date guidance for patients. [...]
The police announced that they will randomly test the vision of drivers. Driver’s unable to pass the test risk having their driving licenses revoked on the spot. So, who is ultimately responsible for ensuring that anyone with a license has a vision that meets the UK Driving Standard?
If you're considering laser eye surgery, you will no doubt have questions before deciding to go ahead with the procedure. How much will it cost? How many procedures has the surgeon done before and what are the risks? Will I achieve perfect vision? And many other questions will come into play when trying to decide. However, there is one that nobody asks, which arguably covers all of these concerns, yet it should be the question that comes before any other. So what is it? It could simply be a question of brotherly or sisterly love - read on to find out more.
If you have a cataract, it has a significant impact on your quality of life. Suffering a vision disturbance can affect your confidence, and your world shrinks as you start avoiding the things you want or need to do. You might avoid driving, for example, or pursuing hobbies such as reading or painting because you feel you can't see so well. However, we can perform customised surgery that will soon allow you to live life to the full once again.
About the author
Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.