Laser and Refractive Surgery

Laser or surgical procedures are available for myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism.




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Cataract Surgery

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective and generally seems straightforward but you do need to be aware what is involved and the decisions that need to be made about what intra-ocular lenses are most suitable for you.


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Keratoconus management

Management of keratoconus is based on monitoring for progression and then corneal collagen cross-linking if necessary. Other procedures are available to improve quality of vision and reduce the need for contact lenses and glasses.


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Recurrent corneal epithelial erosion

Surgical intervention for recurrent corneal epithelial erosion my be with anterior stromal puncture, excimer laser photo therapeutic keratectomy (PTK) or diamond burr keratectomy. Other general measures are also required.


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Corneal Transplantation

Corneal transplantation is performed to improve vision if the cornea is distorted or opaque and for therapeutic reasons if there is infection, perforation or pain from various disease processes.



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Pterygium Surgery

Surgery is recommended for pterygium when vision is affected or if the eye is persistently red and uncomfortable.




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Occular Surface Tumours

Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) is the most common tumour requiring treatment. This may be with topical chemotherapy or with surgical excision depending on the type and extent of the lesion.


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Experience Life Clearly

Dr. Steven Wiffen is a consultant ophthalmologist subspecialising in cornea, cataract, laser and refractive surgery.