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How safe is laser eye surgery?

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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Laser eye surgery in the right hands, with the right technology and after-care, is extremely safe. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the official body that produces guidance for UK doctors on the effectiveness of medical treatments. In 2006, NICE completed a two-year, in-depth study of laser eye surgery. It concluded that laser eye surgery “is safe and efficacious for use in appropriately selected patients”.


All surgery carries some risk of complications (a complication is defined as an unexpected occurrence) which leads to decreased vision. Only 1 in 1,000 procedures result in even a small loss of BSCVA. Thus, complications and post-operative side effects are largely manageable; expert surgeons are able to manage and correct complications so that virtually all patients have a satisfactory outcome.

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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.