There are a number of different types of laser eye surgeries that can be used to correct many conditions that the eye suffers from. From minor conditions to serious illnesses, laser eye surgery can help restore vision or even save it. Advances in technology over the years have been enormous, and it has meant that many people around the world have been able to enjoy the benefits of re-vision. This article looks at some of the different types of laser surgery.

Lasik surgery is one such type of laser surgery. It is an abbreviation of "Laser in situ Keratomileusis" and it can be used to correct a number of refractive problems that can make people live their lives with glasses or contact lenses. Anyone with long-term or short-sightedness can have their vision corrected with Lasik surgery. A small incision is made in the cornea, and the laser is used to either flatten (in the case of myopia) or make more curved (for those who are farsighted) the cornea. The procedure is painless because anesthetic drops are placed in the eye beforehand.

There are also several types of Lasik surgeries. When a similar procedure as the one described above is performed, but without first making an incision in the cornea, this is called advanced surface ablation. Another type of Lasik surgery is mixed vision. This is when the two eyes need treatment under two conditions, both long and short-sighted, affecting both eyes. There is also intraLasik surgery available which does not use a laser to make the incision in the eye. Wavefront surgery is also a type of Lasik surgery, and this is tailored to the individual. A 3D map of the eye is produced by a machine that can measure light as it moves through the eye. By comparing the patient's eye to a perfect one, it is possible to determine exactly how the eye should be corrected to make their vision as perfect as possible.

Lasek surgery is another type of laser eye surgery. This is a bit like Lasik surgery, although it is often possible for less serious cases or more minor conditions. It is also used for patients who have very thin corneas. Lasek stands for laser-assisted epithelial ceramileusis and rather than creating a flap over the cornea, the surface of the cornea is loosened and folded back. Lasek is as effective as Lasik surgery, but the recovery is a little longer and the eyes may be more uncomfortable for a few days after surgery. After Lasik treatment, patients often return to work a day or two later, but with Lasek surgery, it may take a few days longer before normal life can return

Undergoing a lens replacement is another type of surgery that is appropriate for some patients. Cataracts can be removed during a refraction of lenses that use ultrasound technology to break up and remove the island's blurred lens. It is also possible for some people who are short-sighted or long-sighted to break lenses. This can help vision a lot and improve the ability to focus.

In addition to refractive problems, laser eye surgery can help treat conditions such as glaucoma or wet and dry macular degeneration. These are all very serious and can lead to blindness if no surgery is performed. A form of Lasik eye surgery can be performed to correct the problems and therefore prevent the vision from getting worse. There are different types of laser eye surgery and you should therefore talk to your ophthalmologist to discuss what would be appropriate for you and your condition.

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There are a number of different types of laser eye surgeries that can be used to correct many conditions that the eye suffers from.