WHETHER it is repairing damage caused by yucca plants or improving sight, a new laser eye service in More than 50 procedures - both private and NHS - have been carried out at the clinic within the city centre hospital since March and the aim is to increase the number of patients in its second year.
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
We had to refer on a case-by-case basis to, say, Moorfields (an eye hospital in
The NHS service offers treatments to NHS patients with debilitating and disabling conditions, such as recurring eye erosion and calcium build up in the cornea, patients who are not able to manage glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery and degenerative conditions which affect the structure of the eye, such as keratoconus.
Everything from yucca plants to lots of different things, including crisp packets and ? FOR three and a half years, waking up with streaming and painful eyes had become a regular occurrence for
Melissa, of Wotton-under-Edge, first visited
After its removal she was given a bandage contact lens - which is worn for a period of six to seven weeks to protect the eye - but every time it was removed she would suffer stinging and streaming eyes again.
The problem was so bad that she would sleep for just a couple of hours at night, so that she could regularly put lubricant in her eyes to minimise the stinging and streaming she suffered.
Melissa would keep returning to the emergency department at the city centre hospital until, because of the level of recurrence, she was referred to consultant ophthalmic surgeon
She had laser treatment on the NHS - and was only the second person to benefit from the new equipment at
The treatment was a complete success.
You are awake and can see all that is happening to you and can tell when they are pushing down and taking layers off - but I remember his voice saying everything was alright.
I still wake up now wondering whether I am going to suffer that feeling like glass in my eye, but I haven't.
cling film - it can be fairly innocuous damage episodes but can have a major effect on people's lives,
Bristol Laser Vision is offering blade-free laser treatments using both Lasik, where a flap is made in the cornea and folded back before laser treatment, and Lasek, which is a surface laser treatment, to re-shape the cor nea.
The actual treatment takes seconds, although it takes about 20 minutes to prepare the patient.
In terms of research and development we are in a prime position as the main teaching hospital in the South West of
We are bringing all these things together in a consultant-led service that is safe and tested, with a consultant delivering the service with the most advanced state-of-the art laser technology, in
WHAT IT COSTS ?
On the high street Optical Express advertises its Lasek treatment as starting from Pounds 1,195 per eye and Lasik treatment with the most advanced technology as starting from Pounds 1,495 per eye.
WHETHER it is repairing damage caused by yucca plants or improving sight, a new laser eye service in
More than 50 procedures - both private and NHS - have been carried out at the clinic within the city centre hospital since March and the aim is to increase the number of patients in its second year.