RLE (refractive lens exchange) is the most suitable surgical option for age-related vision loss. It is also an option for severe myopia, severe hyperopia and severe astigmatism. RLE is similar to modern cataract surgery, where the natural lens is replaced with permanent intraocular lens. RLE is often recommended for patients over the age of 50 […]
ICL (implantable contact lens) is a contact lens implanted over the eye’s existing lens. The ICL is a very thin lens similar to a normal prescription contact lens and works in much the same way to adjust and improve vision. ICL has the advantage of being reversible and is used for higher prescription corrections or […]
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery performed. LASIK’s eye-tracking technology is based on that used at NASA and enables surgeons to track the eye during surgery at several hundred times per second. LASIK involves the use of two lasers, the first to create a small flap […]
An insight into SMILE Surgery SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is the latest advance in laser eye surgery, taking laser eye surgery to a whole new level. SMILE is a minimally invasive, single-step process, with one laser used to cut a precise disc of corneal tissue which is subsequently removed through a tiny laser incision. […]
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery used for mild to moderate vision correction. PRK is one of the original laser eye surgeries, however, techniques have advanced over the years and it’s now often referred to as ASLA (advanced surface laser ablation) or Advanced PRK. PRK involves gently removing part of the […]
An enucleation is the surgical procedure to remove an eye, the volume lost is then replaced by inserting an implant.
The tear drainage apparatus is a complex and delicately balanced system. Traditionally tear duct surgery has been performed through a skin incision on the sidewall of the nose. Your specialist will likely perform your revision surgery using an endoscope (telescope + camera) through the nose to gain direct access to the surgical zone. The endoscopic […]
Tearing is most commonly due to a blockage or narrowing of the nasolacrimal duct. The nasolacrimal duct tends to narrow with age, but this process is probably exacerbated by persistent infections and can occur earlier in life (see Tearing in Children). In order to cure tearing caused by nasolacrimal duct narrowing or obstruction a dacryocystorhinostomy […]
Muscle relaxants contain Clostridium Botulinum A, which is a natural, highly purified protein that is used to effectively and safely treat facial wrinkles.
What does the treatment involve? Surgery is under a local anaesthetic with sedation to make it a comfortable experience. The procedure takes about 45 minutes. A fine silicone stent is placed in the tear duct and is removed in the rooms 2-4 weeks postoperatively. Very fine dissolving stitches are placed in the skin incision and […]