LASIK Surgery and Other Options
Having vision problems? Experiencing trouble in focusing on faraway or nearby things? There's a good chance of you suffering from refractive disorder which mainly comprises of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. One can correct their vision with the help of a variety of vision correction surgeries available these days.
LASIK- One such surgery is LASIK which refers to Laser-assisted In situ Keratomileusis. This laser vision correction technique is top choice amongst patients with refractive disorders. It makes use of laser for reshaping the cornea by cutting a flap in the outer cornea. The flap is later set back after the reshaping. This painless procedure takes all of 15 minutes after which a patient is free to do his regular activities like driving, reading, working etc.
Suitable for- Short and long sightedness, astigmatism. Immediate result.
PRK-Photorefractive Keratectomy surgery was the earliest form of vision correction and quite popular till LASIK came into the scene. This surgery instead of cutting a flap in the cornea, removes the outer cornea with the help of excisme laser. This procedure is quite painful and takes a longer healing time but with lesser chance of any complications.
Suitable for- People with steep cornea or smooth, irregular cornea. Longer recovery time.
Lens Replacement surgery- This surgery involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens.
Suitable for- People with extreme short and long sightedness.
In addition, Refractive Lens exchange or RLE and Clear Lens Exchange or CLE are two other options suitable for older patients with cataract.
All these surgeries including LASIK vary from each other with a slight margin. One must choose a vision correction surgery based on their needs and medical history. Remember, precaution is better than cure. So choose wisely, possibly with the help of a trained surgeon.
It’s quite lucky to have been born in this age, where you have access to ultra modern technology capable of curing any anomaly in the human body including the eye. Having said that we should also be aware about any side effects or complications if any that might come along with the use of these surgeries. It is thus recommended to proceed further under the expert guidance of well experienced ophthalmologists or surgeons like those present at any of the 5 Sharp Sight Centres in India.
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