The key safety stage is in deciding who should have surgery, and the patient must feel no pressure to proceed.
After 25 years of laser eye correction, we have learned a great deal about who is a good candidate. We also know who has an increased risk of complications. It is vital that a surgeon, or clinic, utilizes that knowledge for patient safety.
at Focus Clinic we believe that no patient should ever feel pressure to have surgery
We know that risks increase when a clinic pushes sales over safety – that’s common sense. It is vital that you have complete freedom to think about what you have learned at your consultation and choose whether to proceed in your own time.
For this kind of elective surgery, it is important to turn down a number of people. We do treat a wide range of complex and extreme prescriptions when it is safe to do so. If surgery is not in your best interests we will advise and counsel you accordingly.
We believe in fully optimising the condition of our patients’ eyes prior to any surgery to ensure the best chance of success, and to reduce unnecessary risk as far as is possible. For example, we work together to ensure that your eyes are well lubricated so that you don’t go into treatment with dry eyes. This level of care takes time and resources but is wholly worthwhile.
we believe in fully optimising the condition of our patients’ eyes prior to any surgery to ensure the best chance of success
Turning down patients who are not suited to refractive surgery at the initial consultation is to ensure those who we elect to treat will have the best chance of an excellent result. Our outcomes confirm the correctness of our approach.
You will never feel pressure to proceed at Focus Clinic. Ever. It's at the heart of all we believe in - the patient always comes first.David Allamby, chief surgeon