Different Types of Popular Eye Surgeries
Eye surgery, also known as ocular surgery, is a surgery that is performed on the eye or its adnexa. Eye surgery is usually performed by an ophthalmologist. It is important to know that the eye is the most fragile organ that requires proper care before, during and after a surgical procedure. Starting from cosmetic changes to vision saving procedures, a number of conditions can be treated with the help of eye surgery. The advancement in eye surgery technology and equipment can be used to deal with nearly any condition and provide a successful solution.



Below mentioned are some of the most popular eye surgeries:

Corrective laser eye-surgery: Corrective laser eye surgery is one of the most popular types of eye-surgery. The methods that are used for corrective eye surgery include- LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). In case of LASIK surgical method, a precision laser is used to remove corneal tissue and reshape the cornea to change its level of focus. In case of PRK, this method is used for individuals with corneas where creating a flap may be more difficult. The method helps to reshape the cornea to change its level of focus. It takes around 15-20 minutes time per eye to perform this surgery.



Cataract surgery: Occur in more than half of adults over 60 years of age, cataract usually affect both the eyes. Cataract is quite a safe and successful procedure. However, this surgery is largely recommended for people who are facing vision loss issue, which is obstructing their daily life activities. An artificial lens is put in place of the original to restore vision. This surgery is performed with least sedation and usually takes not more than 30 minutes. The different approaches used under cataract surgery include phacoemulsification, extracapsular cataract surgery and intracapsular cataract surgery. Phacoemulsification approach require only local anesthesia.
Further, ultrasonic vibrations are used to dissolve the cloudy lens by means of an inserted probe. In case of extracapsular surgery, the recovery is quite longer. This surgery is generally performed when the lens is too dense for phacoemulsification. In intracapsular cataract surgery, the entire lens and surrounding capsule are removed. Moreover, this technique requires a larger incision.

These are the two most popular Toronto eye surgery options available these days. It is advisable to get these types of surgeries performed only by experienced and reputed surgeons.

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