Should I choose blade-free laser eye surgery?
Should I choose blade-free laser eye surgery? Yes, definitely. You should not choose to have a blade-cut flap when femtosecond lasers are now available to do the job more accurately and safely. At Focus Clinic London we only use a femtosecond laser for LASIK flap creation (the Ziemer LDV). All leading surgeons worldwide now use femtosecond lasers due to their safety, accuracy and speed.
If you are thinking about this procedure, ask the clinic if they use a microkeratome (blade) to perform some of their treatments. This is an old and out of date way of performing surgery and should be avoided.
The choice of femtosecond laser is also important. You should look for one of the following:
- Ziemer LDV (all models)
- Intralase iFS 150KHz model (avoid the FS60, FS30 and older models)
- WaveLight FS200
- Zeiss Visumax
Check with any clinic you are talking to as to which make and model of femto laser they would use for your treatment.
Find out more about laser eye surgery risks and safety.
Please call us on 0203 553 2161 if you have any additional questions or would like to discuss vision correction in more detail.
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100% 20/20 vision
Focus Clinic has a remarkable 100% success rate for 20/20 vision. We know of no other clinic that has matched these results. There is a big difference between, for example, 98% and 100% success, especially if you are in the 2%.
10 year guarantee
Your 10 Year Guarantee means you can return at any time if you have additional questions on the quality of your vision. If you have distance vision correction for short-sight then any repeat laser eye treatments to correct a return of myopia in the first 10 years are included free of charge.*
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Laser eye surgery, or laser refraction surgery, refers to several procedures used to correct refraction issues within the eye.
Most often patients will be experiencing short-sightedness (myopia) long-sightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism. With older patients showing signs of presbyopia (old-age related long-sightedness).
Lens replacement surgery, such as refractive lens exchange (RLE), is growing in popularity. Lens exchange procedures have a low level of risk, permanent results, a positive financial outcome when compared to traditional vision correction and speedy recovery times.
Hyperopia (far- or long-sightedness) is a common refractive error where distance vision may not necessarily be affected, but objects closer to the subject are poorly defined and blurry. However, it is worth noting that everyone will experience hyperopia differently.
Myopia, commonly referred to as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a condition that hinders the effective range of vision, with objects only appearing clear and in focus when nearby. Myopia is a widespread cause of poor eyesight, with an estimated 1 in 3 people in the UK having myopia.