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Cosmetic eye surgery 'continues to advance'

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists

There are many advantages to laser eye surgery and more will come as technology and cosmetic procedures continue to develop.

This is the opinion of Professor Harminder Dua, president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, who believes that contact lens wearers should consider the procedure as they can cut down on the "hassle" of putting the lenses in every day and reduce the risk of subsequent infection.

He stated that the latest advancements in the industry were meaning operations are becoming very simple.

Femtosecond lasers are allowing cosmetic surgeons to be more accurate with their incisions and will soon be "commonplace" in the UK.

Professor Dua also said that new developments where lasers are combined with collagen crosslinking techniques were meaning patients with a "high level of short-sightedness" could now be treated.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recently stated that Lucentis and Avastin were both equally effective in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. 

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Private laser eye surgery news: 23 December 2011