What Are The Different Types Of Eye Surgery?
Eye surgery or ocular surgery is performed on the eyes, eyelids, or eyebrows. It is performed for improving vision, curing cataract or cancer, or removing defects in the eye muscles or retina. Photorefractive Keratectomy, laser eye surgery (LASIK), cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, eye muscle surgery or oculoplastic surgery are different kinds of eye surgeries.
Photorefractive Keratectomy: This surgery is performed for curing nearsightedness or farsightedness by removing a small amount of cornea directly with laser.
LASIK: It is a corneal surgery which reshapes the surface of the eye to cure nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. A flap is created in the cornea with either a blade or laser rays.
Cataract surgery: This surgery is performed to cure the cloudiness of the eye’s crystalline lens. In this procedure, an intraocular lens is surgically planted in the eye.
Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy): This surgery is performed to reduce the intraocular pressure through laser treatment or by making a cut in the eye. Glaucoma treatment price generally varies between $2600-$5200 in USA.
Eye muscle surgery: This surgery involves loosening, tightening or repositioning of eye muscles to correctly align them.
Oculoplastic surgery: This surgery is performed for treating tear duct obstructions or droopy eyelids, removal of tumours or eye bags.