There are many different kinds of eye surgery. When they hear “eye surgery”, many people may initially think of common laser eye surgery procedures like LASIK or PRK. But there are many other types of procedures for the eye. Which, in turn, mean there are many questions that potential patients may have about their upcoming surgery. Learn more about the different surgeries below.
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If your optometrist has diagnosed you with vision problems such as myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia then you might want to consider having laser eye surgery. Basically this type of surgery realigns the retina with the cornea. During the last few years laser eye surgery has advanced to such a degree that the procedure has become [...]
Vision is something that most people take for granted, but vision problems can occur more often than some might expect. When problems with your eye sight do arise, you should use good judgment when selecting a vision clinic. There are three very important things that a person must take into consideration when choosing a vision [...]
When it comes to PRK vs. LASIK, it’s best to do your research so that you can become educated about the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure. Both vision improvement procedures involve minimal pain. This makes both LASIK and PRK comfortable for patients to endure. Out of the two procedures, the most commonly used method [...]
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the common choice for vision correction before the development of Lasik came along. Both of these procedures are laser eye surgeries, although they do differ slightly when comparing the pros and cons. PRK takes longer for vision improvement and is a gradual process compared to Lasik surgery, but when patients are [...]
Virtual eye surgery is a simulator program for students and doctors that allows them to practice repairing the eye. It is a valuable tool in the training of ophthalmologists. Before the invention of this learning device, training was practiced on live individuals under the supervision of an instructor or in a “wet” environment with they [...]
Many people who are planning to have PRK surgery may think that post-op recovery is the same as Lasik recovery. This is not true, as PRK recovery time is longer and there are other important post-op instructions that must be followed. Most eye surgeons will require numerous follow-up office examinations. The usual schedule for office [...]
Approximately half of all Americans will develop cataracts as they age. The symptoms appear gradually and may include blurring, haziness, clouded vision, poor night vision, and frequent but ineffective changes to prescription lenses. If your vision has been deteriorating due to cataracts and you are worried about paying for the surgery, there is good news. [...]
Lasik, or Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis, is a procedure designed to improve vision in those suffering from myopia (shortsightedness), astigmatism and hyperopia (farsightedness). Lasik is a refractive surgery, performed by an ophthalmologist, which can be divided into three steps: (1) cutting a slight flap in the patient’s cornea; (2) re-shaping the corneal stroma through laser-remodeling; [...]
Every year, millions of people have corrective surgery done on their eyes. With businesses and insurance companies starting to chip in on the cost, many people are finding laser surgery to be an affordable and effective way to clear up vision problems and remove cataracts. While complications from laser eye surgery arise in only about [...]
After you’ve found a reliable doctor with solid references and recommendations from friends and family, you should begin to make some preparations for your laser eye procedure. Laser eye surgery is a very common procedure today and 80% of those who undergo it never have to wear corrective lenses again. Following a few tips can [...]
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