Eye surgery is a very serious matter. You need to be aware of the options you have before you opt for one of them. There are a number of surgeries for your eye which depend on the condition that you have. You have LASIK, PRK/LASEK, SMILE and Iridectomy to name a few procedures. We’ll talk a bit about each one of them and when benefits you can get from each one to help you when you need to know the outcome of the surgery you are going to have.
The LASIK procedure is available at Personal Eyes, but you have to understand a few things about it first. Firstly, the name LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. One of the benefits of this kind of surgery is that this is one of the most common types of surgery techniques available and there are many vision specialists who offer this procedure.
This works by the femtosecond laser being used to make a small cut to access the eye and using mini bursts of an excimer laser to alter the abnormality of the eye, to return the cornea back to its proper shape. At the end of the procedure, you would be restricted from strenuous focus and outdoor exposure for almost a month.
Although you may feel some pain in the eye and blurry vision initially, it will normalize in a few days. You can opt for it as a solution to near or farsightedness.
PRK and LASEK is quite a bit different from LASIK surgery and it’s not just the “E” in LASEK. PRK and LASEK are Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis, respectively. The reason these two are coupled together is that the procedure is similar with a few minor changes to each. It just involves destroying the tissue in your cornea with the help of a femtosecond laser.
This type of procedure is usually done for thinner corneas and relief from other conditions of the cornea. An excimer laser is used for removing the part of the cornea that’s causing problems with your vision. This is done after the femtosecond laser is used to make a flap to access the eye. You will be able to see normally once this procedure is followed
This kind of laser eye surgery procedure is done to treat an eye condition known as Glaucoma. A type of Glaucoma is closed angle glaucoma which fluid pressure builds-up in your eye and causes pain. Glaucoma can also occur with extra vigorous exercise, done for a great amount of time or blunt force trauma. Either one may cause a dislocation of the lens. An Iridectomy can help you recover from this and is available at selected eye specialists.
Sounds like a dental procedure but isn’t quite that. It’s a Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (hence the name SMILE) and it is a minimally invasive surgery that allows you to get cured of astigmatism and nearsightedness. Since it’s not that invasive, you can enjoy a faster recovery time compared to LASEK, PRK and LASIK.