Aston University Day Hospital is a state of the art ophthalmic facility in Birmingham, West Midlands specialising in vision correction surgery. Treatments offered include LASIK, LASEK, bladeless LASIK, as well as intra-ocular lense implants and clear lens exchange.
At Aston University Day Hospital, they understand that eye surgery is a procedure not to be taken casually. Their clinical team are there to help you take that decision carefully with a full understanding of the risks as well as the benefits.
Aston University Day Hospital is a day hospital, not a high street optician. Their eye surgeons have a world-wide reputation and their facilities are second to none. Their experienced professional team train, teach, and lecture extensively. Aston University Day Hospital consultants have a wealth of experience over their many years in practice and belong to all the key professional organisations. Having performed many thousands of procedures, you can confidently place yourself in their hands and expect to enjoy better vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Aston University Day Hospital offers potential clients free consultations with their surgeons to give you the best possible advice on the suitability of LASIK, LASEK, and other corrective eye surgery procedures.
How laser eye surgery works
In LASIK laser eye surgery the surgeon cuts a flap in the stroma at the front of the cornea and then uses an excimer laser to reshape material under the flap. The goal is to reshape the cornea so that rays of light that enter the eye are focused clearly onto the retina. The flap is then closed and heals quickly with little discomfort. Modern Wavefront techniques offer the potential for better vision quality than conventional treatments.
LASIK eye surgery usually takes less than one minute per eye.
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LASIK laser eye surgery
The benefits of LASIK eye surgery are really exciting, and for suitable patients the improvement in vision offers a transformation in lifestyle.
LASIK eye surgery offers total freedom to swim, water ski, play tennis, and scuba dive and opens up a whole new world of convenience and opportunities.
There are now more than one million LASIK laser eye surgery procedures carried out each year world wide, with Tiger Woods being the highest profile LASIK recipient.
LASIK laser eye surgery can restore normal vision and eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Vision is restored to normal by reshaping the front of the eye using a combination of laser and computer technology.
LASIK laser eye surgery offers excellent results and is now established as the most successful and popular form of refractive eye surgery.
Where appropriate to the treatment of the patient, Aston University Day Hospital offers Wavefront treatment as standard to ensure the best results. LASIK laser eye surgery usually takes less than one minute per eye.
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LASEK eye surgery
LASEK is used mostly for people with thin corneas who may not be good candidates for LASIK, which requires more corneal tissue for a successful and safe outcome.
There is slightly more discomfort afterwards and a little longer healing time than for LASIK.
Modern Wavefront techniques offer the potential for better vision quality than conventional treatments.
Other laser eye surgery operations
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
PRK is laser eye surgery that treats nearsightedness, mild to moderate farsightedness, and astigmatism. The surgeon uses an excimer laser to remove tissue from the front surface of the cornea. This removal (or ablation) results in a new shape, thus reducing the vision problem. PRK usually takes less than one minute per eye. Unlike LASIK no flap is cut into the front of the eye.
Bladeless or ‘all laser’ LASIK
All-laser LASIK uses an additional laser instead of a bladed instrument (microkeratome) to create the flap in the front of the eye. As with regular LASIK, the flap then is lifted and laser energy is used to reshape the eye for vision correction.
Epi-LASIK is like LASEK in that the surface epithelium is mechanically removed. The surgeon uses an epikeratome, which is a separator that creates an epithelial sheet. Laser treatment is then applied to the cornea.
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