" 'Don't think about it - just do it,' said Claudia Winkleman...'It is life-changing and you won't regret it. Forget about a new handbag - it's all about new eyes.'... And so it happened that I found myself sitting in the office of Julian Stevens, one of this country's finest eye surgeons..."
Choosing the right lens for your cataract or refractive lens surgery is crucial for the best outcome. In an article for the Daily Mail, Mr Stevens talks about the factors that guide your choice of the best lens for you and the different types of lenses available.
Mr Stevens was invited to speak about laser refractive surgery for the military, as part of an educational day for military doctors at the Royal Society of Medicine. This lecture is available to download in our section for ophthalmic professionals.
The iDesign is the latest very high resolution wavefront scanner from AMO. There are now over a thousand wavefront scan points over the pupil, and effectively a sight test is performed at each location. This results in the ability to achieve greater precision than ever before with wavefront-guided treatment. Mr Stevens has been involved in the development of iDesign and Moorfields was the first eye centre in the UK to use iDesign technology.
iDesign employs a sophisticated wavefront measurement, similar to the laser technology used to examine the mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Like 50% of UK women, ‘Look’ magazine editor Ali Hall wore glasses for years - and hated it. Then she finally decided to get her eyes lasered, with amazing results.
When U.S. World Cup Defender Jay Demerit suffered a severe infection caused by a speck of dirt trapped under his contact lens, he feared he would not only miss the World Cup but would have to retire from soccer altogether. Using a femtosecond laser for extreme precision, Mr Stevens performed revolutionary corneal surgery to save Demerit's vision and his career.
EuroTimes is published by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). Its June 2010 edition celebrated 20 years of LASIK. Mr Stevens featured on the front page of the magazine alongside other surgeons who have pioneered the development of laser refractive surgery.
From fighter pilots to lorry drivers, and professional athletes to office workers, men and women from all walks of life undergo personalised laser eye treatment. In an article featured in The Times, Mr Stevens helps explain how people no longer simply require 20/20 vision, but eyesight tailored to meet their specific demands.