Interviewer: I suppose the premise of this question is flawed, in the sense that there’s no chance that laser eye surgery isn’t going to work.
It’s not like you try something and go, “Oh, I hope it works.” It’s just scientifically inevitable that it will work.
Alex Shortt: That’s absolutely true. You hear things, you see things on blogs and the internet, people saying “Oh, that didn’t work for me.” But what happened is that someone’s had laser eye surgery and they’ve corrected almost all of the prescription. But every now and again, in about 2% of cases, there’s still a little bit of prescription left. That patient might perceive still some blurring of vision, and they’re saying, “My laser eye surgery hasn’t worked.” It has worked, it’s worked 98% of the way to perfect. In those patients, we’d simply do a tiny bit more treatment to finish off the 2% of treatment, and they will be absolutely fine.