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