In Sydney, Expert Eye-Surgeons offer variety of eye-surgery procedures. The surgery procedures to correct different types of eye-problems and diseases are done by using laser based technique. The types of laser eye-surgery procedures are becoming very popular because of their great results and benefits. These procedures are called by different names such as Vision correction surgery, refractive laser surgery and laser eye surgery. Almost laser based eye surgery procedures work by reshaping the cornea which is a clear front part of the eye. It is done so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. Some surgeries also involve replacing the eye’s natural lens. Let’s discuss (in brief) different types of laser eye surgery procedures performed by eye-specialists in Sydney.
• Laser in-situ keratomileusis is a procedure which is commonly known as (in short) LASIK. This is a procedure used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or have astigmatism. It is performed to correct vision by reshaping underlying corneal tissue so that it can properly focus light into the eye and onto the retina.
• Photorefractive keratectomy is a surgery procedure commonly known as PRK in short. In this is performed to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. This procedure involves a process where eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea. This laser is used on the surface of the cornea.
• LASEK is a short for laser epithelial keratomileusis. This procedure is a variant of PRK and is performed to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In this surgery an epithelial flap is created and then epithelial cells are loosened using an alcohol solution. Then a laser is used to reshape the cornea and once the procedure is done the flap is replaced and secured with a soft contact lens while it heals.
• RLE is short for refractive lens exchange. This procedure is also known as clear lens extraction. It is done to remove the natural lens of the eye and replace it with a silicone or plastic lens. This procedure is done to correct extreme farsightedness or nearsightedness. It involves making a small incision at the edge of the cornea and then natural lens of the eye and replaces it with a silicone or plastic lens.