Ask the Experts
Laser Vision Correction
Discover Your Options
There are many different vision correction procedures available on the market today. Finding which one is best suited to your vision correction goals can be confusing. At Paragon Clinic, we want you to feel as informed as possible with your vision correction options, that’s why we offer a free consultation with all the diagnostics so that you can find out if you are a candidate for a life changing treatment.
BLADE-FREE LASIK (All-Laser LASIK)
LASIK is a safe and effective surgical treatment that reshapes your cornea—the transparent membrane that arcs over your pupil and iris—to refract (bend) light rays to focus more precisely on your retina. This is designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK is actually an acronym: Laser-Assisted In situ Keratomileusis.
With blade free all-laser technology, LASIK is performed in two steps. First, Mr. Ilango uses a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap. He then uses the excimer laser to reshape your cornea and correct the refractive error. And with wavefront technology customised to correct your imperfections, you have the very best LASIK technology available to deliver clearer vision.
LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis)
LASEK is recommended if your cornea is too thin for the LASIK procedure or if you have significant dry eye. This procedure utilizes the Excimer Laser System, just like LASIK. However, a corneal flap is not cut. Instead, Mr. Ilango creates a thin epithelial flap using special drops on the cornea to get to the treatment area on the cornea. After application of the laser treatment, the thin flap is rolled back.
- A safe and gentle procedure
- No corneal flpa is cut, so a strong cornea during and after the healing process
- Excellent vision post procedure
- Safety for contact sports
- Ideal for those with thin corneas
LASEK is a safe and effective treatment with a slightly longer recovery time than LASIK, lasting around 48 to 72 hours after surgery on average. In contrast, the average LASIK recovery time is about 24 hours. Although the procedure is different from LASIK, the outcome is the same – improved vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Refractive & Clear Lens Exchange
See well without glasses
Don’t Qualify for LASIK?
Over 40 and want to get rid of glasses?
Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery (Clear Lens Exchange) Might Be the Key to Clear Vision
- Wavefront analysis
- Corneal Topography
- Angle Kappa measurements
- Cataract Surgery
- Refractive lens surgery
- Cosmetic eye surgery
- Premium lens implants
What is Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery?
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Surgery also known as Clear Lens Exchange, is an outpatient procedure designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. RLE is an alternative to laser vision correction and other refractive surgery procedures. It can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and even presbyopia using advanced technology IOLs.
RLE replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial lens (IOL) to correct your vision, resulting in sharper focus, thus reducing or eliminating your need for reading glasses or bifocals.
Why choose Paragon Clinic at Shrewsbury for your Refractive Lens Exchange surgery?
Lens surgery is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way you see for ever. Don’t take this lightly.
There are many hospitals and clinics that provide refractive lens surgery.
So how is Paragon Clinic different to other Refractive Lens Exchange surgery providers?
You WILL see your consultant surgeon for your free initial consultation.
With many high street chains and laser providers, you only see the surgeon on the day of surgery! All your consultations are with a technician who also decides on the treatment plans.
If you cannot see your consultant on the day of your initial consultation, walk away!
The range of lens implant choices, and the expertise of our surgeons makes us stand out from the crowd.
- The lens implant: We bring the most advanced technology to select the best intraocular lens implant and customising it for you.
- The surgeon: Your surgeon will have expertise in implanting the entire range of lens implants – from premium monofocals to extended depth of focus IOLs to multifocal and astigmatism correcting Toric IOLs.
The Lens Implant: Customising to an individual patient
- Wavefront analysis: To measure higher order optical aberrations that can influence the type of lens implant suitable for you.
- Corneal Topography: To measure the total curvature of the cornea, reflecting the amount and type of astigmatism that should be corrected at the time of surgery.
- Pupillometry: 3.Measuring the pupil in bright and dim light can have a profound impact on the choice of lens implant.
- Angle Kappa measurements: 4.This measures the centration of your lens implant in relation to your pupils.
Paragon Clinic offers Wavefront Analysis, Corneal Topography, Pupillometry and Angle Kappa measurements as standard for all our patients as part of your free Lens surgery consultation. Your consultant will discuss this with you as part of the decision making in selecting the most appropriate lens implant for you.
If you have not been offered the above tests as part of your refractive lens surgery assessment, you may not have received a bespoke pre-operative assessment to customise your lens implant.
Read more about lens implants in the Premium Lens Implants section.
About your Cataract and Refractive Lens Surgeon
|Speciality||Cornea and Cataract Surgery|
|Degrees||MBBS, BSc, PGCMEd, MRCP, FRCOphth|
|Areas of Expertise||
Mr. Thomas Jenyon
Mr. Thomas Jenyon is a consultant eye surgeon at Paragon Clinic and an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. He specialises in micro-incision cataract and lens surgery, as well as corneal and external eye disease. His cataract expertise includes complex cases, patients with previous laser refractive surgery, astigmatism and the use of premium lenses to reduce spectacle dependence.
He trained at University College London where he qualified with distinction, and within the West Midlands. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
His work on refractive outcomes has been recognised by national and international prizes.
For his contribution to medical education in the West Midlands he has received the Recognising Excellence in Medical Education award twice and continues to teach cataract and corneal surgery to the next generation of corneal surgeons at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
He takes time to listen to patients needs and helps guide them through the different choices available to them, whether it be cataract, lens or laser surgery.
- He trained at University College London where he qualified with distinction, and within the West Midlands.
- He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
- His work on refractive outcomes has been recognised by national and international prizes.
MEET YOUR SURGEON
|Speciality||Corneal Laser Refractive Surgery|
|Degrees||FRCS, FRCOphth,, Cert LRS|
|Areas of Expertise||
Mr. B Ilango
Trained in Corneal Surgery at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and with many tens of thousands of excimer laser procedures (LASIK AND LASEK) under his belt since 1996, Mr. Ilango is the go-to specialist if you are looking for the best laser vision correction surgery in the UK.
Paragon Clinic is privileged to work with Mr. Ilango for to provide bespoke and personalised Laser Vision correction consultations and world class state of the art laser treatments.
Prior to fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Mr. Ilango completed the Higher Ophthalmic Specialist Training Programme in the West Midlands. He also trained at St Paul’s Eye Unit in Liverpool and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Mr. Ilango has experience in all aspects of Laser refractive surgery including LASIK, LASEK, femtosecond laser, etc and with numerous publications and clinical experience, he is considered an authority in this field.
- Mr. Ilango is certified as a Refractive Surgeon with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
- He is also an NHS consultant specialising in corneal transplants and other corneal surgeries at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust.
- He is also the Medical Director at Optimax.