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LASEK eye surgery is an excellent alternative to LASIK for patients whose corneas are thinner. LASEK eye surgery has 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.
Usually, we see when the eyes allows light to pass through the cornea (this is the front portion of the eyes) and creates an image when the light focuses on the retina and the optic nerve sends information for the brain to interpret.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses to see things clearly, it means that your eyeballs are either too short or long. 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.
People who have thin corneas and require preservation of the eye tissue can get LASEK eye surgery. People who engage full or part 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.
Contact Optimal Vision now on 020 7183 3725 to book an appointment with our consultants to correct your vision using LASEK eye surgery.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience doing Lasik at this clinic. Their entire staff was extremely professional and courteous throughout the entire process.
My surgeon was wonderful, made me feel entirely at ease before and during surgery. Highly recommended.
Laser eye surgery, now glasses free after 23 years! :)
I have always thought about laser, I have worn glasses for 23 years. I was very anxious, worried about the what ifs. I had an appointment with Dr Mani, he explained everything to me and I decided to go ahead with the surgery. It was so fast, Dr Mani did remind me to be patient and I think this is very important. I am now glasses free and hoping this will continue! After care was good, a week after surgery I was concerned and Dr Mani invited me down to check my eyes to be sure all was ok. Thank you
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I had LASIK surgery with Dr. Mani. It was painless, smooth, and everything went well. The staff and Dr. Mani are all friendly and will answer all questions asked. Will recommend 100%! Thank you!
I had a great experience performing my laser eye surgery at Optimal Vision Clinic. All the staffs are very helpful, co-operative and supportive throughout the treatment process. On the first call, they explained the entire procedure in details and gave necessary instructions at every stage. My eye surgeon made me feel comfortable and relaxed before and during the procedure. Aftercare was done properly with a thorough check-up of my eyes. I would like to recommend this clinic to everyone!
Very happy and impressed with the highly professional care and service I’ve received at the Optimal Vision clinic. Dr Mani is so professional, and he explained everything about Laser surgery and answered all my questions. The surgery was quick and almost completely painless. My eyes have healed perfectly and quickly. I would highly recommend this clinic.
My husband had been experiencing discomfort in his left eye since July and was seen by various doctors/consultants even at the Queen Mary’s hospital but no abnormalities were found.
This week Dr. Mani discovered the fault which happened to be Retina detachment with three tears.
Dr. Mani’s preciseness and his perfectionist attitude to attention to details, detected the source of the main issue and saved my husband’s eye. We feel utterly grateful and can not recommend him enough for his excellence.