Refractive Surgery For Vision Correction
Poor Vision is as a result of the light being cast behind the retina or in front of it rather than the real retina to cause effective vision.
This happens when the cornea is flat, round or steep.
At the end, one will experience various refractive errors such as, Astigmatism, Nearsightedness, and Farsightedness.
A refractive surgery or vision correction surgery is performed in which the cornea’s shape is altered. A Refractive Surgery in India will obviously reduce one’s dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses when performed by an expert
Who is Suitable for A Refractive Surgery
- Those with refractive errors
- Those tired of eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Those without eye diseases
- Those with realistic expectations
Types of Refractive Surgical Procedures
There are various refractive surgical procedures each performed after an eye evaluation. They include;
Photorefractive Keratotomy (PRK)
PRK is a type of laser eye surgery in which an excimer laser is used to ablate the cornea. It is used in the case of astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik)
In this procedure, a specialized tool known as a microkeratome is used to correct the eye abnormalities. It is safe and its efficacy has provided much hope in Ophthalmology.
Refractive Lens Replacement
It is a surgery where an artificial lens is fixed and the natural one is removed. It is normally performed in the case of nearsightedness and farsightedness
Laser In-Situ Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK)
It is a surgery performed to correct the epithelium, which is the outermost part of the cornea.
- Other Refractive Surgeries include;
- Refractive Cataract Surgery
- Phakic Intraocular Lins Implantation