Refractive eye surgery is a surgery to change the shape of your eye. This can help with vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Refractive eye surgery is a general term for surgeries that help people see more clearly. There are many different types of this surgery, like laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and others. If you ever need to have this kind of surgery, it is important to know about the different types so you can choose the best one for you.
The most popular type of eye surgery is the laser surgery, or more specifically LASIK surgery. This type of surgery is popular because there is a relatively fast recovery time after the surgery, there are no visible marks left in the eye after the surgery, and many patients have undergone this procedure.
LASIK surgery is a popular type of refractive eye surgery. However, like any surgery, it does have some risks. These risks include flap complications, which can lead to eye infections, dry eyes and visual distortions such as glare, haloes and starbursts.
Cataract surgery is a type of refractive eye surgery. It is only performed on people who have cataracts. Cataracts are caused by the lens of the eye becoming cloudy as we age. This happens when the lens continues to add lens fibres to itself, and when there are metabolic changes.
The lens in your eye can't focus light onto the retina anymore. This makes everything blurry. Cataract surgery replaces the old lens with a new, clear lens so you can see again.
There are other types of eye surgery that are not as well-known. These surgeries are usually more appropriate for people who are long-sighted. However, these procedures are still in demand and it is still good to know about them.
Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is a procedure that uses a high frequency electric probe to shrink the peripheral cornea. This helps increase the power of the cornea and can help treat people who are mildly to moderately long-sighted.
Refractive eye surgery is one type of surgery that you may choose. It depends on your individual needs and what you prefer.