Laser Eye Surgery is the first treatment most people look to when they want to free their lives from glasses or contact lenses. While in the majority of cases Laser Eye Surgery is the most effective option, it is only one of several “refractive surgeries” existing today which can dramatically improve eyesight. On top of its frontier Laser Eye Surgery practice SafeSight Cataract and Eye Laser Clinic also offers an extensive range of alternative eyesight surgeries. It is only following a comprehensive two-hour assessment with our eye surgeons that we will know which of our treatments, if any, are most suited to your specific eye condition.
Refractive Surgery is used to correct Refractive Errors, including Myopia, Hypermetropia, Astigmatism, and Presbyopia. As mentioned there are several different types of refractive surgery offered at the SafeSight Cataract and Eye Laser Clinic all of which enable you to see without glasses or contact lenses. They are:
Laser Eye Surgery
Laser Eye Surgery is the most effective treatment available for improving eyesight and removing the need for glasses or contact lenses. The SafeSight Cataract and Eye Laser Clinic offer several variations of Laser Eye Surgery which are explained in more detail in the links to the right.
Clouding of the lens of the eye is called cataract. It leads to a loss of contrast initially with loss of vision eventually. The only treatment at present is surgical removal of the cataract with simultaneous intraocular lens implantation. This surgery is performed on a day case basis under local anesthesia. More information is available in the links to the right.
On top of our vast refractive practice the SafeSight Cataract and Eye Laser Clinic also offer a series of other services.
Retinal Detachment Surgery
Short sighted individuals are particularly at an increased risk to detaching their retinas. symptoms are increased floaters, flashes of light, clouding of vision. this can be repaired by removing the vitreous and sealing off the retinal hole by either laser/ cryotherapy or gas.
Treatment of Glaucoma
Damage caused by this serious condition can be prevented through regular visits to your Ophthalmologist who can make a diagnosis at an early stage. In the Clinic this condition is treated medically and surgically as is required in each individual case.
Emergencies, such as injuries to the eye, are catered for by phoning the Clinic where you will be given an immediate appointment. The SafeSight Cataract and Eye Laser Clinic is recognised for its high quality eye care and treatment.
All children should have their eyes checked by an Ophthalmologist before the age of two years. This is especially important if there is a history of squint or “lazy eye” in the family. If the family history is positive or the child shows signs of ocular defect, examination should be performed sooner rather than later. Many of the conditions, which lead to loss of vision in children, can be prevented if they are diagnosed on time.
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