LASEK eye surgery is an excellent alternative to LASIK for patients whose corneas are thinner. LASEK eye surgery takes a longer recovery time, and this makes it less common than LASIK. However, in some cases, LASEK eye surgery is usually the best treatment option for the eyes.
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Usually, we see when the eyes allow light to pass through the cornea (this is the front portion of the eyes) and create an image when the light focuses on the retina and the optic nerve sends information for the brain to interpret.
If you wear contacts or glasses to see things clearly, it means that your eyeballs are either too short or long compared to the size of your cornea. People with longer eyeballs usually experience myopia or short-sightedness while those with short eyeballs usually experience hyperopia or long-sightedness.
To correct this, you may need LASEK eye surgery which helps to accurately and precisely reshape the cornea to let it focus light directly on the retina.
In LASEK eye surgery, a surface laser eye treatment, the surgeon directly applies wavefront-guided treatment to the surface of the eyes. This does not require the surgeon to create a flap in the cornea, which is an essential step in LASIK eye surgery.
Sometimes, people refer to LASEK as an advanced surface ablation because the flap creation step is skipped, and the surgeon uses a laser to make a tiny cut and peel the surface tissues on the eye (epithelium) while keeping the epithelium intact during the procedure.
The eyes perform a vital function, and getting treatment for an eye condition should not be a problem. We have made our LASEK eye surgery quite affordable with our transparent system of pricing to enable you easy access to treatment.
Our LASEK eye surgery costs from £3950 for the two eyes and you can pay for your treatment using our 6, 10, or 24-month credit payment plan that comes with 0% interest. After you make a minimum deposit of 10%, you may decide to spread the payment for a specific number of months.
People who have thin corneas and require preservation of the eye tissue can get LASEK eye surgery. People who engage full-time in martial arts or any extreme sports may be better candidates for LASEK eye surgery because the procedure does not require the surgeon to make a flap. Military or police personnel may also opt for this procedure because there is no flap which may be affected if the face receives a blow.
Serious complications following LASEK surgery rarely occurs. The same applies to other surface techniques that require laser such as LASIK. LASEK eye surgery is painless, and like LASIK eye surgery, some patients experience reduced night vision, dry eye and glare, which is usually temporary.
Our consultants will explain the process step-by-step and the complications that may arise. This helps you make an informed decision as you can weigh both the benefits and risks of the procedure.
The surgeon will directly apply the wavefront-guided treatment to the eye surface without creating a flap in the corneas as is essential in LASIK.
After the surgery, the surgeon will place a bandage contact lens to protect the eye surface for about a week following the surgery. You may need to take about five days off your regular activities and work, and the eyes may feel grittier and more sensitive.
Regaining sight after LASEK eye surgery is slow compared to LASIK eye surgery recovery although both surgeries offer excellent vision when the eyes finally heal. It may take about 1 – 2 weeks for you to regain driving vision, and your vision will keep improving over several weeks following your treatment.
We take all we do seriously to ensure that our patients receive adequate care. We do not offer a general treatment plan because every patient has their specific needs. We consider each patient's visual condition and customise a treatment plan suitable for them.
We have expert surgeons known worldwide for their expertise in ophthalmic surgeries such as LASEK eye surgery. Our surgeons, with the help of our anaesthetists and other healthcare, have successfully performed several surgeries.
Many of our patients are from family and friends who referred us to them because we pride ourselves in providing excellent services with the help of our qualified staff.
Eye surgeries are serious surgeries that require accuracy and precision, so we have invested a lot in getting the most advanced and latest surgical technology. We are not affiliated with a particular company and are free to choose only the best technology options available.
Contact Optimal Vision now on 020 71833622 to book an appointment with our consultants to correct your vision using LASEK eye surgery.
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