Laser Vision Correction Surgery

Many of us have to wear glasses at some stage in our lives. Although there are many attractive styles to choose from, some of us wish we didn’t have to wear them. Now you can choose from a variety of surgical options including laser vision correction surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, providing the opportunity to improve your vision and change the way you see the world.

Your decision to have any vision correction surgery should be positive and informed, based on an individual and accurate assessment of the potential risks and benefits. At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital your consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Milind Pande, will advise which procedure will give the best results and discuss possible complications. Your consultant will provide advice and support from your first appointment, through treatment and for a full year after laser surgery.

In general if you are younger than 50, do not need reading glasses and have a mild to moderate focusing error, laser vision surgery may be the procedure of choice for you. If you are older than 50, need or are likely to need reading glasses in the near future, or have severe focusing problems, laser vision surgery is generally inappropriate. Lens based surgery such as refractive lens exchange or phakic intraocular lenses could provide a better solution in these cases.

The specialist centre at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital offers a full range of surgical options for vision correction and can consider treating all types and severity of refractive errors at almost any stage in life.

We also offer Yag laser capsulotomy, a procedure that aims to clear clouding that may build up behind the lens of the eye. A small number of patients undergoing cataract or laser surgery may need this treatment post-operatively. It is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic.

For more information about laser vision correction surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital complete our online enquiry form.

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