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How To Treat And Avoid Developing Itchy, Dry Eyes In Winter

When the temperature drops outside, your cosy central heating can sap moisture from the air. Unfortunately, being close to fires, radiators and heaters during the winter months makes irritation and dry eyes a common complaint at this time of year, but with a little preparation, there are steps you can take to avoid this unpleasant condition. read more…

What is Refractive Lens Exchange?

Refractive lens exchange is a type of vision correction surgery that involves inserting a permanent, intra-ocular lens (IOL). It’s a bit like having a contact lens put in that you never have to change. This type of surgery is often combined with cataract treatment, with cataracts being removed before the insertion of an implantable lens. It’s also a good alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser eye surgery, generally for patients aged 50+. read more…

Does Laser Eye Surgery Hurt?

Are you worried about the pain involved in a vision correction procedure? It’s an understandable concern. The good news is, you probably won’t feel any pain, either during or after the procedure. read more…

Laser Eye Surgery and Pregnancy

Can you have laser eye surgery when pregnant or breastfeeding? The short answer is, preferably not. Vision correction surgery and pregnancy are not an ideal combination; in this blog, we’ll explore the reasons why. read more…

Will I suffer from blurred vision after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a simple procedure for patients suffering with cataracts, and it can restore perfect vision to those with no other eye problems. But many people worry about recovery and potential side effects. Here, we’ll discuss the possibility of blurred vision after cataract surgery, what you can expect, and what to do if it happens.
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Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe?

Here, we’ll address some common concerns, explain the potential complications and help you to weigh up the risks and benefits in order to make an informed decision regarding laser eye surgery. read more…

Happy 5th Birthday to us!

On 4th  September 2017, myself and the team at Allon Barsam celebrate our 5th  anniversary of setting up the Allon Barsam practice. read more…

What is Visian ICL?

Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is a type of lens that is surgically implanted into the eye to correct refractive errors. An alternative to laser eye surgery for very short-sighted patients, the Visian ICL works like a contact lens – but because it is surgically implanted, it cannot be felt inside the eye, and because it’s a permanent vision correction solution, it eliminates the need for patients to remove or replace lenses every day. read more…

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