Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital will host a free eye surgery open evening for guests to find out about laser and refractive lens surgery on Wednesday March 11 at 7pm.

An estimated 100,000 people a year opt for laser eye surgery including celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Brad Pitt. While eye surgery is widely hailed as the miracle alternative to glasses, a lack of understanding about what to expect can leave people at risk of disappointment.

Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr James Kersey will be on hand to provide information about laser eye surgery and other techniques for those unsuitable for laser eye surgery, such as lens replacement, and guests are invited to ask both clinical and non-clinical questions.

Mr Kersey says: “There are people whose sight could be made worse by having laser treatment, for example, those who have a very weak cornea. During laser surgery the cornea is thinned, so it’s very important to examine patients thoroughly before any decisions about surgery are made.

“In patients for whom laser eye surgery is not suitable other techniques, such as lens replacement can be very effective. It is about finding out what the patient would like to be able to do and then identifying the safest and most reliable technique to achieve that.

“One of Nuffield Health’s strengths is that we offer a consultant delivered service. Here, it is myself my patients will see for an assessment, who performs their surgery and who provides their aftercare.”

While this open evening is complimentary, spaces are limited so booking is essential. To find out more and to guarantee a place please call the Nuffield Health Hospital Bournemouth customer services team on 01202 702830.

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