Lasik and Lasek

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Are you considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision but unsure about the differences between LASIK and LASEK? At Eye Clinic London, we specialise in both procedures, offering tailored solutions to various refractive errors. This introduction aims to clarify these options, helping you understand which might be best suited for your vision needs.

Understanding Refractive Errors

Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye impedes the light from focusing correctly on the retina. Common types include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The prevalence of these conditions varies, but they are among the most common eye issues globally.

LASIK: Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis

LASIK: Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis

LASIK is a popular refractive surgery where a laser reshapes the cornea, correcting the path of light entering the eye. It's typically suitable for patients with:

  • Stable vision prescription
  • Adequate corneal thickness
  • No history of severe dry eyes

Treatment Process

Both procedures involve reshaping the cornea with a laser to correct vision. The main difference lies in how the eye is prepared for the laser treatment. In LASIK, the key difference lies in the preparation of the cornea. The procedure involves creating a thin flap on the corneal surface, which is then lifted to allow the laser to reshape the underlying cornea. This flap is subsequently repositioned after the laser treatment. In contrast, LASEK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the outer layer of the cornea (the epithelium) is loosened and moved aside, allowing the laser to directly reshape the cornea's surface. After the laser application in LASEK, the epithelium is repositioned, and a protective contact lens is placed on the eye to aid healing.

LASEK: Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy

LASEK: Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy

LASEK is similar to LASIK but is often recommended for patients who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK, such as those with:

  • Thinner corneas
  • Professions or lifestyles where eye injuries are more likely
  • Certain corneal surface irregularities
Comparing LASIK and LASEK

Comparing LASIK and LASEK

Both LASIK and LASEK effectively treat refractive errors, but the choice between them depends on individual eye characteristics and lifestyle factors. LASIK typically involves a quicker recovery and less discomfort post-surgery. LASEK, while having a longer recovery period, is often a safer option for those with thinner corneas.

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Choosing between LASIK and LASEK is a decision that depends on various factors unique to each patient. At Eye Clinic London, under the expertise of our leading consultants, including renowned specialists in refractive surgery, Mr Samer Hamada, we provide comprehensive consultations to determine the most suitable treatment for your eyes. Book a consultation with us to explore your options for clearer vision and take the first step towards a life free from glasses or contact lenses.

Mr. Samer Hamada

LASIK and LASEK Expertise by Mr. Samer Hamada

Mr Samer Hamada is renowned for his exceptional skill in performing LASIK and LASEK surgeries, two of the most advanced laser procedures for vision correction. His expertise in these areas is built on a foundation of extensive experience and a deep understanding of refractive surgery techniques. Mr Hamada's approach to LASIK and LASEK is meticulous, ensuring each procedure is tailored to the individual's unique visual requirements. Through his mastery of these sophisticated surgeries, Mr Hamada provides patients with precise vision correction, often leading to a significant reduction or complete elimination of dependence on glasses or contact lenses. His dedication to employing the latest technology and methods in LASIK and LASEK ensures the highest standards of safety and effectiveness, resulting in optimal visual outcomes and enhanced quality of life for his patients.

Finance & Insurance

Our clinic provides exceptional eye care, supported by flexible financing and insurance advice, focusing on your vision and health. To explore our offers in detail, contact us today.

Our Location

Strategically located in Wimpole Street, Harley Medical District, Marylebone, in the heart of London, our clinic is easily accessible, ensuring that your journey to exceptional eye care is as convenient as possible. Our central position ensures that you can easily reach us from various parts of the city.

Wimpole street in Marylebone is not just an address; it’s a hub of convenience and accessibility. With excellent transport links and a wealth of amenities nearby, your visit to Eye Clinic London will be convenient and hassle-free experience.

Whether you are a local resident or visiting form other parts of UK or abroad, our location will provide you with seamless connection to the private eye doctor in London.

When choosing to travel by public transport please alight at Bond Street Station and walk for 7 mins, alternatively exit at Oxford Circus station or Baker Street Station and walk for 10 mins.

Street parking is available.

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