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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…

Top Superfoods for Healthy Eyes

Can your diet play a part in superior eye health? The short answer is, yes. The overall health of your eyes depends on certain nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants. Eating foods rich in these nutrients (sometimes known as superfoods) can keep your eyes functioning at their best for a longer period of time, as well as helping to prevent various eye problems. So, what’s on the menu for good eyesight? Find out which items to add to your trolley in our list of top superfoods for healthy eyes. read more…

How to Go About Choosing Your Eye Surgeon

So you’ve decided to go ahead and have laser eye surgery. Who will you choose to perform the procedure? There are all sorts of factors that you’ll need to consider when making your choice; some of these will come down to personal preference and convenience, while others relate to the expertise of the surgeon and the reputation of the clinic. read more…

The Menopause and Eye Problems

The menopause isn’t called ‘The Change’ for nothing. During this time of life, the natural decline of the oestrogen hormone in the body causes women to experience many symptoms – and for some, alongside the hot flushes and night sweats, these can include dry eyes and other changes in vision. Here we take an in-depth look at the menopause and eye problems. read more…

6 Important Eye Surgery Questions to ask your Surgeon

Eye surgery is a big step, and like any medical procedure, it’s important to be fully informed before you go ahead. Whatever your questions or doubts, talking to your surgeon will help you to know for sure if eye surgery is right for you, fully understand what is going to happen and make plans for the day of surgery and your recovery. In a consultation it’s easy to forget everything you want to ask, so why not start with this checklist of essential eye surgery questions that you can ask your surgeon. read more…

The Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? This is a common but unpleasant symptom that cannot technically be cured, but there are a number of things you can do to treat its causes. Here we’ll explore the benefits of flaxseed oil for dry eyes. read more…

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