LaserVision Laser Eye Surgery

The LaserVision Commitment

Established by a team of UK based NHS Consultant Eye Surgeons, LaserVision was created to offer patients a personalised treatment which claims to provide procedures of uncompromising and unrivaled care and expertise at the point of delivery.

Patient care has proved to be central to the success of the service; combined with a very high level of attention to detail and the surgical prowess of a team of professionals who stand at the forefront of refractive and corneal surgery, the procedures are performed in state of the art clinics around the UK all of which provide the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques. Locations currently include the Bristol Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Guildford's Nuffield Health, and the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

It is LaserVision's claim that patients will be offered the opportunity for unrivalled hospital based procedures executed by consultants who have been trained to the highest level of expertise, while aided by some of the leading equipment and techniques currently available to the industry.


Conditions Treated

LaserVision provides treatments for a range of ocular corrections and conditions including:

  • Myopia (short-sightedness); this is where the image viewed fails to reach the retina and occurs when the eye is too long to accommodate the refractive capability of the lens and cornea.
  • Hyperopia (long-sightedness); this is caused when the eye is too short and the image which is produced is focused beyond the retina, resulting in close vision being blurred.
  • Astigmatism; caused by irregularities occurring in the curvature of those parts of the eye responsible for the focusing capability of the lens and cornea.
  • Presbyopia; as we age beyond 45 the natural lens of the eye will inevitably lose flexibility leading to close-up objects appearing blurred as the lens is unable to alter its shape so easily. Sufferers will generally compensate through the use of bifocal or varifocal lenses.

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Corneal Conditions

A variety of corneal conditions can also be treated through LaserVision techniques:

Keratoconus is a disease affecting the central area of the cornea causing it to become thin and weak resulting in distorted vision for the patient.

Recurrent Erosion Syndrome (RES) will typically occur when an individual has suffered an injury to the cornea from a fingernail or paper cut; the superficial abrasions can result in considerable eye pain for the sufferer.

Present in 99% of the population, Herpes Simplex Keratitis is an ocular infection caused by the herpes virus which can lead to pain, redness and excessive eye-watering.

Fuch's Endothelial Dystrophy is a slow progressive disorder which results in the gradual loss of endothelial cells from within the cornea; as the number of cells falls below the optimum density the cornea will become cloudy and the vision blurred.

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide and are caused by clouding developing in the crystalline lens of the eye leading to varying degrees of visual impairment from slight to total opacity and obstruction of light rays.


Treatments Offered

LaserVision can offer a comprehensive range of techniques for laser correction procedures including two of the most widely used in the world - LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis) and LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis).

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Another 100% blade-free technique, IntraLASIK has been used in millions of successful procedures and is known to offer excellent results. Using rapid pulses of laser to create a corneal flap allowing the surgeon access for the correction, the technique is ultra-fast and will take just 12 seconds from start to finish.

SupraLase utilises an Excimer laser to remove cells prior to reshaping the cornea and is widely used for the correction of astigmatism and myopia.

The NuVu Refractive Lens Exchange is commonly used for those patients in their mid to late 40's and replaces their natural lens with a new mono, multi-focal or IOL (intra-ocular lens).

Offering an alternative to the LASIK procedure, the Phakic Lens can offer good results for those patients under 40 years of age who have a very high prescription requirement.

For those needing correction for presbyopia, the KAMRA is an inlay with a central opening which is lighter than a single grain of salt and smaller than a contact lens; patients should find an immediate restoration of their close and intermediate vision. Alternative options include Blended Vision and NuVu technology.

Cataract surgery is offered using Standard, Tonic, Multifocal and Accommodative IOL techniques while those with Fuch's Endothelial Dystrophy may undergo a corneal transplant using the DSAEK (Decscemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) procedure.

Patients who have suffered Recurrent Erosion Syndrome following a corneal injury could take advantage of LaserVision's PTK (Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy) laser treatment which will remove a minute layer of the damaged cornea providing a base for the healing of the abrasion and the re-establishment of the epithelium cells.

Keratoconus may be treated with a range of procedures including the fitting of RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses, CXLink Corneal Collagen Cross Linking, INTAC's, Ferrar Rings and Keraring corneal segments and, for very advanced sufferers, DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty).


The LaserVision Team

The surgical team include Mr Arun Brahma MD, FRCOphth at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital; since qualifying in 1988 Mr Brahma has specialised in Cataract, Anterior, and Cornea, Refractive laser and lens surgery, being amongst the first in the UK to establish a Refractive Laser Suite within the hospital in 2001.

Operating at the Sheffield Vision Centre at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Mr Matthew Edwards FRCOphth is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists with an extensive expertise in LASEK, LASIK, RLE (Reflective Lens Exchange) and INTAC's.

The Guildford Nuffield Hospital offers the services of two specialist surgeons, Mr Rakesh Jayaswal MBChB, FRCOphth, FRCS (Ed) and Mr Mike Tappin MBBS FRCOphth. Mr Jayaswal gained his experience through residency at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham and at Moorfields St Georges Hospital in London. Mr Tappin underwent specialist training at The Charles Gairdner Eye Institute in Perth Australia and also at Moorfields where he developed the pioneering technique of DMEK (endothelial cell transplantation) in 2005.

Since training at Bristol University Medical School, Mr Phil Jaycock MBChB BSc, FRCOphth, MD has practised at the Bristol Eye Hospital following specialist study at St Thomas and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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