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Why can some people have LASIK, whilst others can only have PRK / LASEK?

Laser eye surgery London

If you are looking for a laser eye clinic in London, then the London Vision Clinic should be on your shortlist.  

That may seem like a strong statement, but the London Vision Clinic emphasises that, in expert hands, laser eye surgery can be an extremely safe, life enhancing experience. More than 100,000 laser eye surgery procedures will be done in the UK this year. Read the guide to Laser Eye Surgery to help make the right choice for your eyesight.

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The vast majority of patients undergoing laser eye surgery worldwide are suitable for LASIK.

Approximately 5% of patients have LASEK or PRK. The main consideration when recommending

LASEK or PRK over LASIK is corneal thickness. Secondary considerations include the patient’s pre-operative prescription. Since the development of the femtosecond laser, surgeons are now able to create thinner corneal flaps during a LASIK procedure. The surgeon has more corneal tissue beneath the flap to extend the range of correction.

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Get a quote for laser eye treatment

If you are looking for a quote for laser eye surgery, or want more information about treatment in your local area, you can complete the Laser Eye Surgery Enquiry Form. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a maximum of three clinics or providers of laser eye treatment who partner with the Private Healthcare UK web site.