Four Types Of Eye Surgery For Poor Vision

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Four Types Of Eye Surgery For Poor Vision

There are many different types of eye surgery for poor vision, including LASIK and PRK. The type of surgery you choose depends on your age, your specific symptoms, and the severity of your condition. The following is an overview of the four most common types of eye surgery for poor vision:

1. LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) Eye Surgery 

This type of eye surgery is used to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. It's also used to treat other conditions that affect the shape or curvature of the cornea (the front part of the eye). During this procedure, a surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape your cornea based on a customised map created by a computer algorithm. The laser removes tissue from the outer layer of your cornea in order to increase its curvature so it can properly focus light rays onto your retina. This allows you to see clearly without glasses or contacts after healing has occurred.

2. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Eye Surgery

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is one of the most popular options when it comes to improving vision after cataract surgery. RLE involves removing your natural crystalline lens and replacing it with a new artificial lens that has been designed specifically to correct your particular refractive error. This procedure can be done on both eyes at once or individually if necessary. Some people even opt for RLE as a standalone procedure because they want their glasses or contacts removed completely from their lives.

3. Corneal Transplantation Eye Surgery 

Corneal transplantation is another popular option for people who are looking for better vision after cataract removal. This type of surgery involves removing the damaged cornea from your eye and replacing it with donor tissue from a deceased person's cornea so that you can have healthy, clear vision once again without any assistance from glasses or contact lenses. 

4. PRK Eye Surgery 

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is similar to LASIK except that it doesn't involve cutting or folding a flap in the cornea. Instead, the surgeon uses an abrasive solution to remove tissue underneath your cornea's surface before applying UV light that heals tissue cells together into what's known as an epithelial layer. As with LASIK, this eye surgery is typically used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

If you're interested in getting eye surgery to correct your poor vision, it's important to understand all of the different types of procedures that are available. Chat with an eye surgeon to learn more. 

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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to do everything you can to care for your eyes. For many years, I didn't care for my eyes at all. As I got older, my vision was affected by a disease. Foolishly, I did nothing to remedy this. It was only when I could barely see out of one eye that I finally went to see an optometrist. The eye doctor performed surgery on me to save the vision in my bad eye and then prescribed lenses for my glasses. My vision is now much better. I hope you like this blog.