Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss which is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil. The lens is mostly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it. But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract, and over time, it may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see. If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye.
- Track 1-1 Phacoemulsification
- Track 2-2 Extracapsular Cataract Surgery
- Track 3-3 Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
- Track 4-4 Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Track 5-5 Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK)