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Laser Eye Surgery Leeds

Laser eye surgery Leeds offers a corrective solution for addressing conditions such as hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness), and astigmatism. It is typically recommended for individuals who are at least 18 years old and whose prescription has remained consistent for at least two years.
Laser eye surgery Leeds

The procedure

What’s Involved

While this surgical procedure may seem invasive, it is actually considered less intrusive compared to alternative eye surgeries. It involves the precise delivery of powerful light beams to the clear surface at the front of the eye, known as the cornea. Through this process, a flap is created, allowing the laser to reshape the lens, ensuring that incoming light properly focuses on the retina.

Laser eye surgery Leeds holds the potential to significantly enhance visual clarity and may eliminate the need for eyeglasses, though there are no guarantees. This procedure is especially advantageous for individuals with high prescriptions, and its effects can last for up to a decade.

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Key Considerations

Treatment Duration

The laser eye surgery procedure follows a relatively simple process, typically requiring just 30 minutes for each eye. We prioritise personalised care for every patient, tailoring our approach to their unique requirements and treating each eye separately.

Type Of Anaesthesia

We provide a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops to numb the area. If the patient feels excessively anxious or stressed about the procedure, we can also administer a sedative through an intravenous injection.

Aftercare Requirements

A customised treatment plan will incorporate details regarding post-treatment care. To address minor discomfort and sensitivity to light, individuals may opt to wear non-prescription sunglasses for a period of 1-3 days. Additionally, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor the patient’s recovery and ensure it is proceeding as expected.

Back To Work (Recovery)

The ultimate result is expected to take shape within a span of 5 to 10 days, contingent on the particular method employed. Typically, most patients can resume work and driving within just 3 days.

The Treatment

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Laser eye surgery Leeds uses lasers to reshape the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, to improve how light is focused on the retina. There are several types of laser eye surgeries, with the two most common ones being LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy).

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis):

LASIK is the most popular and well-known laser eye surgery. The procedure involves creating a thin flap on the cornea’s surface, usually using a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. The underlying corneal tissue is then reshaped with an excimer laser to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. After the cornea is reshaped, the flap is repositioned, and it adheres naturally without the need for stitches. LASIK typically results in rapid visual recovery and minimal discomfort.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy):

PRK is an alternative to LASIK, often chosen when the cornea is too thin for LASIK or for other specific medical reasons.
In PRK, the corneal epithelium (the outermost layer of the cornea) is gently removed before the excimer laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue. Unlike LASIK, no flap is created in PRK, which can lead to a longer and somewhat more uncomfortable recovery period. PRK is effective in correcting vision issues and is considered a safe and reliable procedure.

Both LASIK and PRK aim to improve vision by changing the shape of the cornea so that light entering the eye focuses properly on the retina. The choice between these procedures depends on individual factors, such as the patient’s eye anatomy and any preexisting eye conditions.


Treatment Cost

The cost of your treatment may depend on a number of factors. The below is a guide to pricing, and may be subject to change.

From £2500 per eye

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