With advancement in medical technology; eye surgeries have immense popularity among people all across the globe. Specialist who perform eye surgeries are known as ophthalmologist and the surgery is referred to ocular surgery. The need to go for any form of eye surgery depends on severity of the situation, the cost, condition of the patient and many other conditions.
Here we will be doing a comparative study on three very popular types of eye surgeries.
LASIK EYE SURGERY
Laser in-situ keratomileusis is commonly referred to as LASIK, is a popular eye surgery that is performed to correct vision related issues among people who are either near sighted, far sighted or suffer from astigmatism. It involves reshaping of the cornea – the clear transparent layer in the front of the eye.
Being an outpatient procedure, patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery don’t really have to stay at the hospital overnight. They are usually awake the entire time, and numbing solutions are used to numb the area and hence very little or no pain is experienced by the patients during the entire procedure.
Cost for LASIK eye surgery depends on the following factors:
Expertise of the surgeon
Fees of the eye centre
Severity of the case
Clouding of the lens is commonly referred to as cataract in medical terms. These blurring of vision makes it difficult for the patient to see properly and in some cases it even leads to complete loss of vision. Glasses, contact lens or LASIK eye surgery are unable to provide any solution in correct the vision loss due to cataracts.
Advancement in medical science, have now made it possible to restore the loss of vision caused to cataracts. Cataract surgery also helps in reducing the patient’s dependencies on eyeglasses and contact lens. Development of cataracts is mostly associated with the process of aging and modern cataract surgery is safe and very efficient in providing right solution to the patients diagnosed with cataracts.
Squint is often referred to as strabismus in medical terms, refer to a condition where in each eye is point at different directions at any one given point of time such that one eye is turning inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards and the other eye is looking forward.
Researches have proved that around one in twenty children are diagnosed with squints.
General treatment for squints involves using eye glasses and eye exercises. In few cases, when the situation is more serious patients have to undergo corrective surgery for treating squints, and also to improve the appearance of the eye. Sometime these surgeries also help in correcting double vision.