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Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, with excimer laser, can be used to correct both long and short-sightedness by precisely adjusting the focusing power of the cornea.


The excimer laser is a precise device utilising a laser beam to recontour the cornea (the clear portion of the eye in front of the pupil) with submicron precision and therefore a high degree of accuracy. We perform this surgery as part of our Site for Eyes service from our clinic in Gosforth.

The excimer laser can remove corneal tissue in a controlled manner that isn’t possible with conventional ocular microsurgery. By reshaping the cornea, the excimer laser can correct short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism.

The reshaped corneal surface allows images to be focused on the retina. Technical progress with this technology, which has now been used for over 25 years, has been rapid, improving safety and outcomes. The corneal tissue that needs to be reshaped is under the corneal surface (epithelium). Excimer laser treatment can be carried out in different ways.

Advanced Surface Treatments

Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK)

With LASEK surgery instead of rubbing off the surface epithelial cells before lasering the corneal surface, the epithelial cells are lifted as an intact flap. The laser computer then calculates precisely how much of the corneal surface to remove, in order to precisely correct your eyesight.

TransPRK / SmartSurfACE

With the SCHWIND AMARIS laser it is possible to carry out no-touch, all-laser surface ablations known as TransPRK (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy). The epithelium, which is the regenerative surface of the eye, is ablated by the laser system avoiding the eye coming into contact with any surgical instrument. SmartSurfACE is an innovative eye laser surgery method that combines the benefits of touch-free TransPRK surface treatment with SmartPulse technology to give an impressively smooth corneal surface. Healing is typically 2 days faster than with earlier surface laser treatments such as LASEK.

Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)

While surface ablation is highly accurate in correcting low refractive errors, the results can be less predictable with the higher degrees of refractive error. In these patients LASIK is the preferred procedure. A superficial, thin, hinged flap of corneal tissue is made. This flap is then lifted and the laser is applied to the deeper corneal stromal bed before the flap is repositioned. As with surface treatments, this is a painless procedure.

Why MY Eye Clinic?

My Eye Clinic can provide expert corneal consultant assessment for the precise correction of refractive errors.

My Eye Clinic has a refractive service, Site for Eyes, which offers laser eye surgery (LASIK/LASEK), clear lens extractions and cataract surgery with special lenses (toric/multifocal).

My Eye Clinic can offer toric lenses which correct astigmatism and multifocal lenses can offer corrected vision for distance, intermediate and near vision.

My Eye Clinic has a new operating theatre fully-equipped with the latest generation cataract machine (Alcon Centurion Gold), an excellent operating microscope and a new (Dorc Nexus) combined cataract and vitrectomy machine.

My Eye Clinic reception

Your Consultants

M.B.B.S., Dip. Ophthalmology, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London)

Saurabh Ghosh M.B.B.S., Dip. Ophthalmology, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London) is leading Consultant ophthalmologist specialising in Refractive lens exchange and Laser Eye surgery in the North East of England. He specialises in Lens based vision correction surgery with premium lens to correct distance and near vision, Laser eye surgery, Cataract surgery, Corneal transplant surgery and other corneal surgery.




(per eye including post-op medicines and follow-up)

TransPRK / SmartSurfACE


(per eye including post-op medicines and follow-up)



(per eye including post-op medicines and follow-up)


Loss of best corrected vision (~4% 1 Snellen line)

Over or under correction, or regression of treatment effect → residual ametropia

Flap related complications 1-2% (buttonhole, wrinkles, ingrowth, DLK)

Night vision problems, eg glare and halos

Corneal haze or scarring

Dry eyes

Presbyopia (option of monovision discussed)

Possible need for enhancement surgery

Rare complications (<1/1000) with potential for severe sight loss

Increased risk of simultaneous bilateral surgery (e.g. severe bilateral visual loss)

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Anthony TooleAnthony Toole
12:56 16 Apr 24
Alistair QuinnAlistair Quinn
13:07 09 Apr 24
First class recommendation for My Eye Clinic and in particular Andrew Peel who was professional, knowledgeable very thorough. A pleasure to deal with!
Holly RobinsonHolly Robinson
12:16 28 Mar 24
So helpful and reassuring. My site is amazing. The whole process was so smooth, I understood everything that I was told and knew of any risks and potential side effects before agreeing to anything. Couldn't be happier.
Dawn RaffleDawn Raffle
19:10 21 Feb 24
I recently had permanent lens procedure carried out by Mr Ghosh. Having glasses as a child and contact lenses for many years, this has been an absolute revelation for me. Mr Ghosh was absolutely brilliant and very professional from the start. All the staff are lovely and especially like to thank Dianne, Anita and the team. This has changed my life for the better thanks.
Anis FinnAnis Finn
09:35 29 Mar 23
Beautiful clinic, really nice atmosphere, prompt service and really friendly and professional staff. Fernando was particularly great!I would definitely recommend.
Mrs TigerMrs Tiger
17:51 17 Jan 23
Excellent care, all staff very courteous and helpful. YAG surgery clearly explained to me by Mr Morgan, who did a brilliant job. I'd highly recommend this clinic.
Arya DaniArya Dani
14:43 22 Dec 22
Good location
Audrey GilesAudrey Giles
08:58 23 Nov 22
I visited the My Hearing Clinic knowing I needed a hearing assessment but thinking it was just a build up of wax. It came as a shock that I heard a hearing loss which needed addressing. The service I received from Andrew was outstanding! He explained my hearing loss and went through all my options. He recognised that it was a lot of information to take in so made a follow up appointment, giving me sufficient time to think about what I wanted to do. From start to finish the service has been excellent, efficient, professional and friendly from the moment you walk through the door and meet Lee. The clinic is well located, parking on site, high standard of cleanliness. Definitely a recommendation from me. Thank you!
Andrea BoothAndrea Booth
19:55 22 Nov 22
Absolutely first class treatment and experience at this wonderful clinic. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly Mr Morgan the consultant was lovely explaining everything. I had YAG laser treatment painless no discomfort and almost immediate corrected vision. Thank you all so very very much.
Glynis GallagherGlynis Gallagher
16:41 17 Nov 21
Visited clinic today with a totally blocked left ear. Had micro suction to remove a huge build up of ear wax. It was over in minutes. Excellent, efficient and friendly service from start to finish. Would recommend 100% Worth every penny!
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