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Laser eye surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Choosing a surgeon for LASIK eye surgery Choosing a surgeon for LASIK eye surgeryLaser-in-situ-keratomileusis, or LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct long or short sightedness using a very precise laser to cut a small flap in the eye's surface to correct the focus. It is not a...
  • What Is PRK? laser eye surgeryPRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a type of laser eye surgery used as an alternative to LASIK. It was once the most popular kind of refractive laser eye surgery, performed in many countries...
  • What is LASIK? Barcelona Centre Medic - eye surgeryLASIK, which stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical technique for performing laser eye surgery. LASIK is recommended for people who are short-sighted or have astigmatism, as...
  • Laser eye surgery for astigmatism Laser eye treatment - screeningWhat is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a fairly common structural disorder of the eye. It occurs when the outer lens, the cornea, changes from its natural spherical shape to be more elliptical, like the...
  • What is LASEK? eyeLASEK, which stands for Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis, is the latest technique for performing laser eye surgery. LASEK is suitable for people who can't have the traditional LASIK...
  • A guide to laser eye surgery: What's right for you? laser eye surgeryLaser eye surgery is a revolutionary technology that can partially, or totally, eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The procedure is done on an out-patient basis (so you can go...
  • Glaucoma surgery – what's involved? Glaucoma surgery – what’s involved?Emergency glaucoma surgery may be considered for the second form of glaucoma, also called closed angle or acute glaucoma. This arises very quickly, often causing eye pain, which urges people to seek...
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty eyeSelective Laser Trabeculoplasty, also known as SLT, is a simple, yet highly effective laser procedure that reduces the intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. It is performed in your...
  • LASIK – is it worth it? lasikLaser-in-situ-keratomileusis or LASIK is a technique used to correct long or short sightedness by reshaping the cornea. It is a simple, out-patient procedure undertaken hundreds of thousands of times...
  • How much could laser eye surgery cost? How much could laser eye surgery cost?Laser eye surgery costs vary depending on what type of treatment you have. You can expect to pay in the region of £500 per eye at least and the price can go up to around £2000 per eye. Your choice of...
  • Presbyopia treatment - what's involved? Presbyopia treatment - what's involved?Presbyopia treatment involves correcting this deterioration in vision, either through wearing glasses or contact lenses, or through surgery. Getting presbyopia treatment right can take a little time...
  • LASEK eye surgery – choosing a clinic LASEK eye surgery – choosing a clinicLaser sub-epithelial keratomileusis, or LASEK, is the latest in laser eyesight correction, which combines the best features of other laser surgery styles such as LASIK (laser-assisted in situ...