Laser Vision Scotland is proud to announce that Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Sanjay Mantry has now established Scotland’s only rapid access keratoconus service at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital. Keratoconus is a progressive condition in which the eye develops a special type of short-sightedness that cannot easily be corrected with spectacles or contact lenses. Those affected by the condition usually start to notice their vision failing in the teenage years. The most effective treatment for this condition is a laser procedure called Collagen Cross-linking, or CXL. This treatment stabilises keratoconus so that it does not progress. If CXL is performed in the very early stages of the condition, there is little or no deterioration of the vision long term. Spire Shawfair Park’s laser suite now houses Scotland’s only privately available rapid-access cross-linker, and has seen a growing stream of patients benefiting from it over the past 12 months. If you have keratoconus, the best time to get treatment is today!
About 250 individuals experience vision loss every 6 minutes, according to statistics by Fight for Sight UK. Good vision is important for everyday