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More people are suitable for laser eye surgery than ever before

In the past, many people were disqualified from laser eye surgery because their eyes or their general health were thought to affect the outcome of the treatment. Mark Wevill has 20 years’ experience doing laser eye surgery, and has seen first-hand how wonderful new technology, new techniques, and a better understanding of the safety of …

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3 things your eye surgeon would like you to know about coronavirus

#3 Don’t touch your eyes See #1 and See #2 You know it’s important to wash your hands, cough into your elbow, and keep your hands away from your face and eyes. The last one is easier said than done, right? Especially if you don’t have perfect vision or haven’t had vision correction surgery. If …

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3 things your eye surgeon would like you to know about coronavirus

#2 Malaria drugs used to treat coronavirus won’t blind you See #1 and #3 Hydroxychloroquine is a malaria drug used to treat immune conditions such as lupus and they can occasionally damage the retina in eyes. But if you take hydroxychloroquine for 5 years, less than 2% of people develop retinal problems. Double this dose is …

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3 things your eye surgeon would like you to know about coronavirus

#1 Conjunctivitis with COVID-19 is rare See #2 and #3 Less than 2 percent of coronavirus patients get conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. If you get pink eye, it’s unlikely to be coronavirus especially if you’re not experiencing the more common coronavirus-related symptoms, such as a dry cough, shortness of breath and fever. Viral …

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Healthy eyes, healthy lives & boost your COVID19 immunity with sunshine on this sunny Sunday

Hear Danny Kelly talk to eye surgeon Mark Wevill on BBC WM about sunshine, our eyes and our health Everything is good in moderation. Too little sun & too much is a problem. A bit of sunshine every day prevents or reduces the amount of short sightedness in children. In fact it’s so good that …

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Considering laser eye surgery? You’re in famous company

We’re confident that deciding to correct your vision problems with laser eye surgery is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. But we understand that it’s still a big step, so you might be interested to know about the major showbusiness names who have also chosen to undergo laser vision correction. So, which celebrities …

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Could laser eye surgery help you find love?

As Valentine’s Day turns everyone’s focus onto romance, you may be hoping to find or win over that special someone. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but your peepers mean even more than that when it comes to loving relationships. Scientific research has revealed that eye contact plays a significant role …

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Why laser eye surgery could save you thousands of pounds

For many people, laser vision correction is viewed as a luxury or an unnecessary expense, when they can ‘get by’ with glasses or contact lenses. But taking a long-term view could have a significant impact on your bank balance, along with your health and quality of life. Around 4.8 billion people are expected to suffer …

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