There is a refundable admin fee of £25 for consultations during the week and £50 for consultations in the weekend. This will be returned to you when you attend the appointment.
David Allamby FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth
Blepharitis becomes especially important when we are looking to perform laser eye surgery, e.g. Z-LASIK. Blepharitis is linked with dryness of the eyes and should be treated before having vision correction, to increase the moisture over the cornea (which does temporarily become drier after treatment).
This LASIK post-op dryness recovers within 3-6 months, and is managed most often by the patient using artificial tear drops. The effects can be greatly helped by pre-treating any Blepharitis, which can sometimes take a few weeks, to help the recovery after laser eye correction.
If the Blepharitis is severe, then LASIK may not be an option at all. Your clinician can advise on all of these factors at the time of a pre-op consultation.