The eye(s) will be bloodshot and red following surgery. Some blood may be seen in tears or on the eyelashes for several days. This is expected. If the...
The eye(s) will be bloodshot, and you may notice bright red blood covering the white of the eye. Some blood may be seen in tears or on the eyelashes f...
Your child has undergone probing of the nasolacrimal system. This procedure is not painful and symptoms of tearing and discharge usually resolve in th...
You must be 21 years old to have eye laser surgery. There is no upper age limit.
Eye laser surgery is very safe and has been performed many millions of times across the world. The rate of postoperative infection is 1:20,000 and should this occur is responsive to treatment
You will have specialized photographs taken of your eye by an ophthalmic technician followed by an eye exam to determine your suitability for laser eye surgery. Ms McCreery will then discuss the procedure and any potential risks.
The examination will involve dilatation of the pupils with eye drops. These eye drops will blur your vision and you will be unable to drive for a few hours after the examination.
Please refrain from wearing soft lenses 1 week and hard lenses 2 weeks prior to your assessment.
Almost all patients are able to return to work within a few days, but prolonged reading may be bothersome for a week or so. You can drive as soon as you can see road signs clearly
Running and gym work can resume a few days after surgery. Swimming can be resumed with goggles in 4 weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for 6 weeks with Lasik and 2 weeks with PRK/LASEK.
Ms McCreery will determine whether your eye is treatable based on the strength of your prescription and your eye exam. If not suitable for laser eye surgery, you may be suitable for a Phakic IOL (implantable contact lens)
The natural process of aging means that everyone develops presbyopia (need for reading glasses) as they get older. In some people we will leave you near sighted in one eye to allow reading without glasses for a period of years. Almost everyone over 70 years old develops cataracts which will blur vision and require cataract surgery.
Almost all patients (98%) will have vision as good as they had with contact lenses or glasses. However, each individual healing response to laser energy is different which can result in under or overcorrections requiring an Enhancement (top up) laser procedure. Some people can have an excellent result for many years and then slip some time later.
Everyone will experience some glare and haloes at night for a few weeks after laser eye surgery. With modern wavefront technology this is temporary and indeed once your eye has healed night vision is improved compared to what it was prior to surgery. As a result, this Customvue laser technology is allowed in pilots and astronauts.
You will experience some grittiness immediately after the surgery which lasts for 12-24 hours. With surface treatment (PRK/LASEK) there is minor discomfort which is treated with pain medications and eye drops for 24 hours
With LASIK your vision will be very good the next day and improve day on day. With PRK vision recovers at a slower pace and one week out is excellent.
Eye muscles are located on the white of the eye (sclera). To straighten the eye, the muscles are disinserted and repositioned to a new location on the eye. This is generally performed under general anaesthetic.
There is some discomfort, but paracetamol will relieve this. Pain requiring stronger pain killers is unusual.
You can drive within a few days unless directed not to by Ms McCreery. Heavy physical activity contact sports and swimming are to be avoided for four weeks.
It is advisable to stay out of work and/or school for one week after surgery. Some people may be able to return to work after three days if their work is sedentary.
You can fly one week after surgery.
No, we operate on infants to the very elderly.
85% of patients have excellent results. However, 15-25% of patients will require a second operation during their lifetime. This is because everyone heals differently and the control of eye position is in the brain and not in the eye muscles themselves. In congenital strabismus most patients need 2-3 operations over their lifetime
Yes, the eye muscles can be repositioned many times.
Yes. This is a very common operation and serious side effects are highly unusual. Intraocular infection occurs in 1:185,000 cases and will often respond to treatment. Double vision can occur but in the vast majority is temporary. The postoperative adjustment procedure in adult patients greatly reduces this risk. Long term double vision occurs in 1% of cases.
In adult patients, at the end of the primary surgery the muscle is temporarily secured. A few hours later, while the patient is awake following their recovery from anaesthetic, the position of the muscle is adjusted to fine tune the eye position. This allows the eye to be positioned as straight as possible.
When my husband had his cataract surgery last year, we always felt great confidence in Ms. McCreery and thanks to her and the professional team, Pat made a great recovery and has his quality of life back.
Lasik gave me such great results, I don’t know why I waited. I would recommend Blackrock Eye Care & Ms McCreery to anyone who is eligible for the surgery
For years my son suffered from his squint. When we finally sought treatment, we went to Blackrock Eye Care and the team were fantastic to Mark. He had his treatment and has never looked back, it was life-changing!
Our son Jack (15 months) had a turn in his eye and from the very first appointment with Ms McCreery, we had full confidence in her and of the quality of the treatment Jack would receive. We have had this confidence reinforced at every appointment. Ms McCreery is an absolute expert in working with children and diagnosed immediately the issue and identified a course of action for Jack which involved a surgical procedure. As parents, this was a daunting experience however Ms MCreery’s whole surgical and nursing team were incredible in their attention and thoughtfulness for us and this made all the difference to our experience. The surgery has been a huge success and we are delighted with the outcome. I cannot express enough my gratitude to Ms McCreery and her team and we would highly recommend her to any parent.
I recently had a Lasek procedure with Ms. Kathryn McCreery in December 2016 and the whole experience was very positive . I had a speedy appointment booked at short notice, I went in had my procedure which took no longer than 5 minutes per eye and it all felt as easy as if going for a dental check up. Instantly after the procedure I could see much clearer. A week passed and I had clearer vision than through my contact lenses, i just thought how simple the procedure was and how much relief and benefit it gave. I now have better than 20/20 vision and Keep thinking why didn't I do this before. I also however don't believe it would have been as successful and such a seamless process had I not been looked after by Ms. Kathryn McCreery and her staff who are heavily experienced in this field and would highly recommend her and Blackrock Clinic if you want a more improved quality of life.
I would highly recommend Ms. Kathryn McCreery & her team. They explained everything that I needed to know to make me feel comfortable prior & post laser surgery. My care on the day was fantastic as was the follow up care I have received the days and months after. My advice would be stop thinking about it & do it, you won't regret it, the best decision I have ever made, life changing