How does LASEK work?

Laser Eye Surgery

Romil Patel explains how LASEK works

LASEK essentially treats the very front surface of the eye. So we put in some drops to make sure that there’s no pain. We remove the very superficial surface of the eye. The laser is then applied, and then we put a contact band lens on top of that laser.

And essentially you will go home on the same day with some antibiotics and steroid drops, and we’ll be seeing you one day later.

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About the experts

With a combined 55 years of knowledge and experience, Romil and Manek Patel are a formidable force in eye surgery

Mr Manek Patel

MBBS MRCOphth DO CertLRS

Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Manek Patel specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and has given almost 50,000 people freedom from glasses and contact lenses throughout the course of his career.

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Mr Romil Patel

MBBS BSc MRCS FRCOphth PgDipCRS CertLRS

Romil is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, a leading international eye hospital that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and knowledge to solve the most complex patient cases. To compliment his private sector refractive surgery work, Romil also operates in the NHS domain as a cataract surgeon.

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