Intralase is the brand name for a specialised laser eye surgery machine and technology. Intralase is available at many leading opticians, optical surgeons and clinics in the UK. It has great acclaim and is very popular, with even high street opticians offering Intralase eye treatment for vision correction. If you choose Intralase, you are choosing a high standard of technology and advanced eye treatment which has a proven reputation.
There are many different types of laser eye treatment usually for long sightedness, short sightedness and astigmatism. It has become increasingly popular over the years.
Before surgery local anaesthetic drops are put in to the eyes to numb them. A laser is then used to shrink, heat and reshape the cornea. The cornea is the transparent top coating of the eye which reflects light. This is a very powerful part of the eye.
Ptosis (drooping) of the eyelid can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes it can follow a brain injury, or certain diseases or even operations. Some people are born with ptosis. It can also come about as a result of ageing as the muscles in the eyelid become weaker and cannot lift the eyelid as they used to. Surgery to lift the eyelid is increasingly common for cosmetic procedures simply as a way of holding back the years and giving a younger appearance, although for people born with the condition it can sometimes cause life-limiting problems.