Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery corrects the need for glasses or contact lenses by changing the shape of the cornea, the front window of the eye. Short sight, long sight or astigmatism can all be corrected in this way. Mark Wilkins, the corneal director of Moorfields Eye Hospital, has over 14 years’ experience performing laser eye surgery, dealing with routine and more complex prescriptions that other clinics cannot treat. He underwent laser eye surgery himself to correct his long sight and astigmatism 12 years ago.

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CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SURGERY

A cataract is where the natural lens within the eye becomes opaque or cloudy. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and improves vision. It also corrects any pre-existing prescriptions. Mark Wilkins uses the latest multifocal lens technology, enabling patients to reduce their need for glasses after cataract surgery. This surgery can even be performed before a cataract develops and is known as refractive lens exchange. This is commonly done in patients who want a multifocal lens to correct their distance prescription and reduce their need for reading glasses. Last year Mark undertook the largest UK study comparing laser-assisted cataract surgery to traditional surgery.

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CORNEAL GRAFT SURGERY

One of the world’s leading experts in corneal surgery, Mark Wilkins performs DALK, DSAEK, DMEK, PK and Boston Keratoprosthesis. He has been at the forefront of graft surgeries treating corneal diseases or injury to the eye and his patients travel from around the world to benefit from his expertise. Mark also frequently travels to The Moorfields Hospital in Dubai to perform these complex corneal grafts.

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