Advanced LASER Eye Surgeries

 

There are complex eye disorders and so the cures also. Eye surgery has gone a lot of developments with the advanced technology. Gone are the days with blades and painful procedures for eye surgeries. Laser eye surgery is the most popularly used advanced technique to treat eye disorders. Laser eye surgery is categorized into two types [1] LASIK (and [2] PRK and there are many variations in these surgeries.

LASIK: It is a popular laser eye surgery done for patients with non-extreme hypermetropia, myopia and astigmatism. It has high success rate, non reversible, safe and good replacement for contact lenses and eye glasses. Since, eye is the most sensitive and highly important organ in our body it is better to have a safe treatment from an accomplished LASIK eye surgeon.

PRK (Photo refractive Keratectomy): It is better version of LASIK to treat patients with thin corneas. In this method, the surgeon manually scraps the outermost layer of the cornea and then the underlying surface is shaped using laser to correct the vision. It is safe but more discomfort compared to LASIK and requires longer recovery duration.

Epi-LASEK: It is version of LASEK, in which the epithelium layer is preserved, and then replaced after reshaping the stroma. The recovery is faster and less uncomfortable.

LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub Epithelial Keratomileusis): It is an advanced version of PRK where alcohol is used for softening the epithelium and then removed.

CustomVue IntraLasik: It is an expensive eye surgery where cornea flap is created using laser.

Conventional IntraLasik: This is the best method to make the cornea flap and needs to be sued with Waterfront technology.

Refractive Surgery: It is a method to treat the refractive errors, replaces the use of eye glasses and contact lenses, reduce elongated corneas, myopia and hyperopia.

Laser surgery is a boon for all type of eye ailments and one should follow the instructions of the doctor for speedy recovery.