What other treatments are available if I am unsuitable for laser eye surgery?

You may not be suitable for laser eye surgery if for example your cornea is very thin or your cornea is structurally not sound. And some patients have a cornea which is slightly eccentric in shape, which does not matter, but if you treat it you might interrupt that eccentricity.

And if you are not suitable for laser eye surgery the obvious alternatives are spectacles and contact lenses but in selected cases there may be the option of implantable contact lenses. And implantable contact lenses is a specialised area, which we do, but it’s rare that patients are suitable for this procedure.

More about Robert Morris

Rob Morris is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in cataract and refractive surgery, including Refractive Lens Exchange, and adult squint. He has over 30 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Rob Morris founded Grange Eye Consultants to manage the increasing demand for more complex refractive surgery. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. He is currently Medical Director at Optegra Eye Hospitals.