Dr LaHood’s specialisations:
LASIK/SMILE/PRK Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction involves the use of a laser to change the shape of the surface of the eye, the cornea. By altering the shape of the cornea, laser eye surgery can remove any focusing error. It corrects Shortsightedness, Longsightedness and Astigmatism.
Different laser techniques suit certain eyes and offer various advantages. Dr LaHood has the experience to discuss these options with you and help you decide which option is right for your eyes.
Refractive Cataract Surgery
It is not always necessary to wear glasses after cataract surgery. Dr LaHood has trained with the latest techniques and technology to be able to aim for you to have excellent unaided vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Customised cataract surgery solutions tailored for each individual patient and eye can mean that glasses may not be necessary for any task, whether far distance, intermediate social distance or reading up close. Specialised techniques include:
- Customised planning based on Dr LaHood’s research.
- Multifocal and Toric intraocular lenses available.
- No needle anaesthesia (safe for patients on aspirin and warfarin)
- No sutures (“key-hole” small incision surgery)
- No worries - sedation provided by a specialist anaesthetist, if you desire
Refractive Lens Exchange
Cataract surgery can be performed prior to the natural lens of the eye becoming opaque. Sometimes the best and most long-lasting solution is to replace this lens at an earlier stage and aim to provide better unaided vision than many people have ever experienced. This surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as correct age changes that have taken away the ability to change focus.
- No suture technique using tissue glue allows a more comfortable recovery.
- Including removal of recurrent and advanced pterygia.
Ocular Surface Disease
Dry eye is being increasingly recognised as a major problem causing a decrease in quality of life. It can seem like an ongoing battle. We are passionate about making improvements in caring for dry eyes and working as a team with each patient to make a difference. Dr LaHood and his team offer the latest technology and experience to diagnose the causes of dry eyes accurately and treat appropriately.
Eyelid surgery including ectropion, entropion, and blepharoplasty as well as excision of skin cancers around the eyes and cosmetic repairs.
Monitoring of keratoconus is important as progression can be slowed down and sometimes improved by corneal cross-linking. Dr LaHood and his team use the latest devices to monitor keratoconus and perform crosslinking treatment when appropriate. In some cases, laser vision correction can also be used to improve visual quality in keratoconus. Dr LaHood has used both cross-linking and laser treatment to safely improve the vision of patients with keratoconus.