Restore your vision with laser
eye surgery from UK’s
highest rated eye surgeon
Freedom from glasses and lenses
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Top rated laser eye surgeon
Most advanced laser eye surgery technology
Why Mr Hove?
- Mr Hove is the founding cataract surgeon of the most efficient cataract surgery unit in the country.
- He has personally successfully performed over 5000 cataract and refractive procedures.
- He has received multiple personal recommendations from satisfied patients in both the NHS and the private sector.
- Mr Hove provides one-to-one contact throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation all the way to surgery and aftercare.
Is this right for me?
Laser surgery is generally an option for most people over the age of 18, although for older people (over 40) lens replacement surgery might be more suitable. Those with a high glasses prescription might also find that lens corrective eye surgery (Implantable Contact Lens – ICL)s the best course of action, depending on their condition.
How much does it cost?
Laser eye surgery has become increasingly affordable thanks to advancements in technology, and Mr Hove offers a range of finance options to spread the cost.
You can view specific procedure costs on the prices page.
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What can I expect?
A relatively pain-free experience
Due to the anaesthetic drops which are applied before the procedure, laser eye surgery itself is generally pain-free, but following the treatment, patients may feel some discomfort in the early stages of healing. The level of discomfort you experience depends upon the type of surgery you’ve undergone, but any pain will be short-lived, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of improved vision within a matter of days.
Sharper vision is experienced quickly after laser eye surgery, although in some cases it can take several months before the vision stabilises completely.
The best quality laser
Most patients notice a significant improvement to their vision within 24 hours of surgery. You’ll see a vast improvement by the end of your recovery period, which depends upon a number of factors including the type of treatment you’ve undergone.
Short recovery time
There is normally good immediate post-op vision, which improves further within hours. This usually allows you to have treatment with a little break from your normal life. This makes IntraLASIK much more convenient than LASEK.
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Laser eye surgery is a procedure which is undertaken to improve the eyesight. Laser refractive surgery (laser eye surgery, laser vision correction, PRK, LASIK or LASEK) is laser treatment using an excimer laser to change the shape of your cornea (front window of your eye) to better focus light onto your retina. Laser treatment aims to correct myopia (shortsightedness), hyperopic (Longsight) and astigmatism. Wavefront-guided treatment also aims to reduce wavefront aberrations.
These are imperfections unique to each individual eye. Some eyes have significant amounts of wavefront aberrations which cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses, known as ‘high order aberrations’. Quality of vision and visual potential can be improved if these aberrations are reduced during laser vision correction.
IntraLASIK (Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis) is the creation of a very thin flap in the front part of the cornea using an IntraLase femtosecond laser. This is followed by excimer laser treatment under the protective flap to reshape the cornea. This procedure is also known as iLASIK. It normally results in fast return of vision with minimal pain or discomfort.
IntraLASIK is the most popular laser eye treatment, each year over a million eyes around the world are treated by IntraLASIK. It is the most commonly performed laser refractive procedure.
Also known as Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis, PRK, advanced surface ablation, and epiLASIK. LASEK is a surface laser treatment where an excimer laser is used to reshape the surface stromal inner layer of the cornea. LASEK involves moving aside the corneal epithelium and then replacing it rather than removing it as with traditional PRK.
Stands for small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) – involves the surgeon making a smaller opening than is required in the LASIK procedure. This opening is needed to allow the lenticule to be removed, and is made using a VisuMax femtosecond laser. Once the lenticule has been removed, the cornea is reshaped and nearsightedness can be corrected.
Mr Hove has performed over 1500 laser eye procedures. He has experience of the different treatment options and will offer you the best treatment option based on your clinical suitability and visual requirements. Laser eye surgery is very safe and for most patients the best thing they have chosen to do.