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Lasik Surgery – Is It Worth It

LASIK ( laser refractive surgery) has gained word wide acceptance over the last twenty years. It is performed for example in the USA on air force pilots and active servicemen in the navy and army. With between 16 and 20 million procedures already done worldwide it is considered one of the most successful elective (non…


What If I’m Not Suitable For Lasik

Author : Dr Japie Grové Ten years ago you were simply told that you do not qualify for LASIK surgery – period. That left you with the traditional options of either spectacles or contact lenses, quite disappointing for a young active person with a huge spectacle prescription and intolerance to contact lenses. Fortunately alternative options…


Corneal Cross Linking

The disease is characterised by thinning and conuslike protrusion of the cornea. The Definition of Keratoconus Keratoconus is a congenital disease of the cornea (autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive) and it belongs to the large group of hereditary corneal dystrophies. The disease is characterised by thinning and conuslike protrusion of the cornea. This is due…


What Causes Myopia

It was once John Lennon. Now Harry Potter has become the latest folk hero to be recognized by his trademark glasses. For others with severe high myopia, the consequences can be much more than the nuisance of thick heavy glasses, but actual blindness due to retinal degeneration. Myopia has become a plague of western society…


Avastin Intravitreal Injection

Macular oedema or swelling around the macula that affects vision but does not respond adequately to the usual treatment methods. Without effective treatment vision loss could progress and become permanent. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age. It is caused by the breakdown if the…