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Vitreo-retinal

Transform your vision with fast, precise
and painless laser eye surgery treatment.

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What are Vitreo-retinal treatments?

Vitreo-retinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macular, and vitreous fluid. At Vision Scotland, we use this type of surgery to treat everything from floaters to macular holes.

Intravitreal injections

Intravitreal injection is the method o administration of drugs into the eye by injection with a fine needle. It is used to treat various eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, common diseases and much more.
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Treating floaters

As we get older, some of us may see floaters in our field of vision. In some cases these may interfere with vision while driving or reading. Vitrectomy surgery is one option for removing floaters.

Macular holes

A macular hole is a small break in the macular, located in the centre of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue called the retina. A macular hole can often be repaired with vitrectomy surgery.
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Why have treatment with Vision Scotland 

Surgery

All surgery is carried out by the same surgeon you see in consultation.

Experience

Our surgeons are all highly experienced with more than 10+ years’ experience in refractive surgery.

Nursing

Experienced, caring nursing and optometrist team.

Approved

HIS approved purpose-built facilities.

Equipment

State-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment.

Support

Robust, extended aftercare plans as part of package.

Frequently asked questions

At Vision Scotland we offer two types of laser eye surgery – LASIK and LASEK. Both procedures achieve the same result but differ in the method used to access the portion of the cornea that is reshaped.
LASEK (Laser assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy) involves numbing the eye with anaesthetic eye drops and using an alcohol solution to loosen the top layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium. The epithelium is put to one side and returned to its position after the laser has been applied. The laser treatment takes a couple of minutes and at the end of the procedure, a contact lens is applied which acts as a bandage while the cornea heals.
LASIK (Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) involves numbing the eye with anaesthetic drops and creating a paper thin flap on the cornea instead of removing the epithelium all together. The laser is applied and then the flap is folded back into position where it attaches in a matter of minutes and healing begins.  A suction device is applied to the eye to stop it from moving during the procedure.

The recovery time for LASEK surgery is typically longer than for LASIK surgery, this is because the epithelium is completely removed in LASEK and takes a few days to regenerate. As a result, patients are likely to experience some discomfort and blurred vision for the first few days after the procedure.

However, most people who undergo LASEK surgery experience significant improvements in their vision within a few weeks of the procedure.  Because LASEK does not involve creation of a flap, which contains both epithelial and deeper stromal tissue, the entire thickness of the stroma is available for treatment. The treatment range is therefore higher. This is particularly helpful for patients with high levels of myopia or for those who’s cornea is too thin for LASIK.

LASEK is also free of flap related complication risks. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully during the recovery period to ensure the best possible results.

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