Our Treatments and Results

Treatment and ResultsWe achieve excellent outcomes with refractive eye surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

100% of patients who have Laser Vision Correction (LASIK and LASEK), Implantable Contact Lens and Refractive Lens Exchange under Vincenzo Maurino achieve the minimum driving test standard of vision, and the vast majority achieve 20/20 vision or better without glasses correction

With over 10 years’ of Consultant experience at Moorfields, Vincenzo Maurino is one of the finest surgeons available for laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery.

Vincenzo Maurino offers a perfect combination of experience, expertise and great results to all of his patients. Vincenzo’s patients like his professionalism and the reassurance of being treated at one of the most renewed and largest eye hospitals in the world. Most of all, they appreciate the caring and professional service that he provides. We think it’s important that all of our patients have the chance to meet their surgeon at the consultation, not just on the day of treatment. Mr Maurino will go through the results of your eye tests with you, and will advise you as to the treatment most appropriate for you.

Laser eye surgery techniques LASIK and LASEK are available to reduce or eliminate the need for spectacles in most patients with a stable prescription. For younger patients, good distance vision in both eyes is usually the aim.For patients in their mid-40s and above, a compromise known as BLENDED monovision (in which better distance/intermediate vision is targeted in one eye and better near/intermediate vision in the other) is commonly employed to minimise spectacle dependence over a range of activities.

Lower prescriptions (in the range +4.00 to maximum -10.00D) are when possible corrected using laser techniques (LASIK or LASEK) to reshape the cornea. Astigmatism and age are also influential in determining the most appropriate technique.  For prescriptions outside the above range (more than +4.00 or more than – 10.00), the most appropriate procedures are based on implanting a new artificial lens, either as an add-on lens (ICL – intraocular contact lens) in young patients, or in older patients (above the age of 50) an operation identical to modern cataract surgery but called refractive lens exchange (RLE) can be performed. If you fall in any of the above categories it will be explained to you why laser surgery is not recommended and you will be given oral and written explanations on the procedure you are most suitable for.

The summary table overleaf is designed as a rough guide, but the age and refractive range cut-offs given for each technique are not absolute. The risks and benefits of appropriate alternative approaches to correcting your vision will be discussed with you at your consultation.

 

SHORT SIGHT (MYOPIA)

LONG SIGHT (HYPERMETROPIA)

AGE

Mild

-1.00D to -4.75D

Moderate

-5.00D to

–10.00D

Severe

>-10.00D

Mild

+1.00D to +3.50D

Moderate to Severe

>+3.50D

21-45

LASIK/LASEK

LASIK/ LASEK

ICL

LASIK/LASEK

ICL

46-65

LASIK/LASEK

LASIK/ LASEK

ICL/RLE

RLE

RLE

65+

RLE

RLE

RLE

RLE

RLE

 ICL = Intraocular Contact Lenses      RLE = Refractive Lens Exchange

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