Simple Eye Surgery To Correct Common Eye Problems
Eye surgery, also called ocular surgery, is cosmetic surgery done on the eye itself or some of its appendages, usually by an optometrist. The eye is such a delicate organ, and needs extremely careful attention before, during, and even after a surgical procedure. If it is not handled properly, there can be serious consequences; a peptic ulcer may develop, for example. Many people who have eye problems do not even realize they have them until the condition is so bad that it can cause blindness.
One eye surgery procedure that is often recommended for people with poor vision correction is the procedure called the small incision lenticule extraction. This procedure involves inserting a hollow tube into the middle of a small part of the eye called the lenticule, which is the bony part of the eyelid. A hollowed-out camera (camera lucida) is then inserted into this tube. Through this camera, the surgeon can see inside the eye and perform any necessary procedures. This procedure is most effective for people with mild to moderate strabismus and amblyopia.
Another common eye surgery that can correct eye problems is intraocular pressure treatment or CAGEM. It is sometimes performed as a part of a larger procedure, such as a LASIK eye surgery. But in addition to addressing eye issues, this procedure can correct other vision problems, such as those related to strabismus and myopia (nearsightedness and farsightedness). This procedure works through the creation of a new microscopic layer of tissue that overcomes the pressure that causes the affected muscles to twist in the eye. Because the formation of this new layer of tissue is actually somewhat invasive and a bit painful for the patient, most people who would benefit from this procedure do not do so regularly. However, if it were an option for your strabismus or myopia, it might be worth considering.