Laser eye surgery
Restore your vision with laser eye surgery from UK’s highest rated eye surgeon.
Laser surgery is generally an option for most people over the age of 18, although for older people (over 40) lens replacement surgery might be more suitable. Those with a high prescription for their glasses might also find that lens corrective eye surgery (Implantable Contact Lens – ICLs) is the best course of action, depending on their condition.
Why Mr Hove?
Mr Hove has personally implanted over 160 ICLs, with many patients having both eyes done on the same day. He has experience of the different treatment options and will offer you the best treatment option based on your clinical suitability and visual requirements. Laser eye surgery is very safe and for most patients the best thing they have chosen to do.
- Mr Hove was the founding cataract surgeon of the most efficient cataract surgery unit in the country.
- He has personally successfully performed over 16,000 cataract and refractive procedures.
- He has received multiple personal recommendations from satisfied patients in both the NHS and the private sector.
- Mr Hove provides one-to-one contact throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation all the way to surgery and aftercare.
Laser eye surgery is a procedure which is undertaken to improve the eyesight. Laser refractive surgery (laser eye surgery, laser vision correction, PRK, LASIK or LASEK) is laser treatment using an excimer laser to change the shape of your cornea (front window of your eye) to better focus light onto your retina. Laser treatment aims to correct myopia (shortsightedness), hyperopic (Longsight) and astigmatism. Wavefront-guided treatment also aims to reduce wavefront aberrations.
Wavefront aberrations. These are imperfections unique to each individual eye. Some eyes have significant amounts of wavefront aberrations which cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses, known as ‘high order aberrations’. Quality of vision and visual potential can be improved if these aberrations are reduced during laser vision correction.
Sharper vision is experienced quickly after laser eye surgery, although in some cases it can take several months before the vision stabilises completely.
Most patients notice a significant improvement to their vision within 24 hours of surgery. You’ll see a vast improvement by the end of your recovery period, which depends upon a number of factors including the type of treatment you’ve undergone.