These Are The 5 Most Common Eye Surgery Procedures

09/08/2022
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It is important to take good care of our eyes. if anything happens to our eyes, we put at risk our vision a very important sense for humans. Ophthalmologists are the ones responsible for treating eye diseases either with medicine or with surgery. Here you can find the five most common eye surgery procedures operated on people because of different eye diseases.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract is when there is opacification of the eye’s lens making the vision blurry and cloudy. It mostly happens to people because of ageing. The surgery is performed on a patient with cataract to remove this lens and replace it with an artificial one. There are new ways of dealing with this disease that require the use of a laser or ultrasound but on many occasions, surgery is advised for the patient. Cataract is known to be one of the safest and most successful eye surgeries. Although the surgery can improve vision to a very high level, it does not bring back full vision, especially when dealing with very close and very far distances. Although is an operation that needs a couple of weeks of healing time, it is not necessary for the patient to stay at the hospital overnight. In fact, the doctors use specific eye drops to relax the eyes and there is no need for full anaesthesia.

Corrective Eye Surgery

Corrective eye surgery is a permanent solution for people with near-sighted vision and farsighted vision. People get this surgery so they can correct their vision instead of wearing glasses or eye contact. The doctors through this surgery correct the issue of farsightedness and near-sightedness by reshaping the cornea. There are of course different types of corrective surgery. They are known as SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction), Intracorneal ring, and Implantable corneal lenses. PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and LASEK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis). Here you can find more about The Differences Between LASIK and LASEK Eye Surgery.

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is the condition of the eyes where there is a very increased pressure causing a slow and gradual loss of vision. Early diagnosis of the disease can help prevent painful symptoms and the loss of vision. For this disease there are two main treatments, one is the use of a laser to improve the flow of the fluid. The other one is called Incisional surgery and the surgeon installs small tubes in the eyes as canals to help extra fluid drain out and by that, lower the eye pressure.

Retinal Surgery

The Retinal is the part of the eye that is directly connected to the optic nerve that sends the images of vision to the brain for processing. The Retinal is also responsible for receiving back the final processed signals back to the eyes. When the retinal is affected, it directly leads to a decreased quality of vision.  The treatments and surgeries concerning this part of the eye depend on restoring or replacing the retinal securing it back to its normal state. the surgeries and treatments for fixing this part of the eye are called Cryopexy, Pneumatic retinopexy, Scleral buckle, Laser photocoagulation, and Vitrectomy.

Squint Surgery

Squint is a disease that affects the appearance and function of the eyes where they do not align together while in fact looking in the same direction. This disease can cause problems in the long run and decrease the quality of vision. The surgery also called strabismus surgery, changes the length of the muscles around the eye so it can help the eyes align and improve their vision.

Make sure to learn about our own services, treatments and surgeries we provide at Cyprus Eye Doctors and find the Cyprus Laser Eye Surgeries that are available. Prevention is the best medicine and our eyes can be the most precious and vulnerable. Make sure you take good care of them and visit your eye doctor regularly for check-ups.