Taking proper care of our eyes is something that each human being has a responsibility to do. The eyes are very fragile and we can help keep them in good condition by wearing eye protection when necessary, eating a healthy diet, keeping them rested and preventing strain, among other precautions. However, in some cases, our eyes require expert care from doctors who are especially skilled in treating and correcting eye problems. This often means that eye surgery is required. There are several types of surgical procedures, each of which is meant to correct a certain issue. Eye surgery is done with very advanced, state of the art technology and equipment and each procedure has a very high success rate.
Laser surgery is the latest advancement in eye treatment. It has granted to many people the ability to see clearly without having to wear glasses. Laser surgery uses laser technology to reshape the cornea of the eye. This changes the way in which the cornea reflects light onto the eye, causing the patient to have better vision. The highly advanced technology used in this procedure make it one that has a very high rate of success, low risk of complication and a discomfort-free experience that gives instantaneous results and allows you to be up and about the same day.
As we age, there is a greater risk of developing cataracts, which is basically a clouding of the lens of the eyes. Before cataract surgery, the eye doctor will make extensive measurements to determine the best artificial lens to be implanted in your eyes. During the surgery, your affected lens will be carefully removed and replaced with the artificial lens.
Glaucoma is a relatively common eye disease. It can be caused by various factors and is the result of a buildup of fluid and pressure within the eye. The condition can go unnoticed for a long period of time, but if it is not treated as early on as possible, it will eventually rob you of sight. There are a few different methods of surgery for treating glaucoma, by draining the fluid from the eye and release the pressure.
Corneal Transplant Surgery
There are several conditions that can affect the cornea. A popular way to correct this is by removing the affected part of the cornea and replacing it by grafting on healthy cornea tissue that has been donated.