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Eye Transplant Surgery: How It Works, Complications and More

Eye transplant surgery encompasses a number of procedures, including ones to correct for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal defects, retinal detachments and eye tumors. Most procedures are outpatient, and you will recover from them fully in weeks. Most eye surgeries have a high rate of success. About Eye Transplant Surgery Eye surgery, or ocular surgery, is one […]

ICL lens before ICL surgery

ICL Surgery: Procedure, Side Effects, Recovery and More

Eye doctors use ICL surgeries to correct three primary eyesight issues nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure is safe, effective and almost always pain-free. It is also reversable. What Is ICL Surgery? ICL surgery is a vision correction procedure that treats myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (an irregularly shaped cornea or lens). An implantable […]

person getting entropion surgery

Entropion Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Entropion surgery is an outpatient procedure to correct an inverted eyelid. The condition can occur in one eye or in both eyes at the same time. There are three types of surgery, each of which takes about 45 minutes. Recovery includes limited use of your eyes and limited activities. The full recovery period lasts about […]

woman prepping for blepharoplasty eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): The Procedure, Costs, Outcomes & More

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the aesthetic appearance of lower, upper, or both eyelids. It is often used to reduce lower eyelid bags as well as remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. Why Is Blepharoplasty Performed? This surgery improves the appearance of the eyelids and removes bagginess under the […]

man undergoing trabeculectomy surgery

Trabeculectomy Surgery: Uses, Risks, the Procedure & and More

Trabeculectomy is one of the most common glaucoma surgeries that creates a pathway for fluid to drain from the eye. Typically, it is used to reduce eye pressure and prevent glaucoma from getting worse. What Does Trabeculectomy Treat? Trabeculectomy is designed to stop the progression of glaucoma. The surgery creates a pathway that enables fluid […]

woman getting pharkic intraocular lens exchange

Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) Surgery

Phakic intraocular lens surgery involves placing a synthetic lens over the eye’s natural lens, helping to correct refractive errors.  This stands in contrast to an IOL procedure, such as refractive lens exchange, which instead permanently removes the eye’s natural lens and completely replaces it with a synthetic one. What Can Phakic IOLs Treat? Phakic IOLs […]

woman getting refractive lens exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a procedure in which the natural lens of the eye is broken down, suctioned out, and then replaced with a synthetic lens that corrects your vision. RLE is a common alternative to LASIK, with its own use cases, advantages, and disadvantages. One of its bigger disadvantages is its premium price […]

woman with presbyopic lens exchange

Presbyopic Lens Exchange (PRELEX)

PRELEX, or presbyopic lens exchange, is a surgical procedure that reduces the need to rely on glasses for near and/or distance vision. It replaces the natural lens of the eye with a synthetic multifocal lens. This procedure can be done alone or combined with cataract surgery. It is typically used to correct vision in patients […]

someone getting laser eye surgery

SLT Laser Treatment for Glaucoma: How It Works, Pros and Cons

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser procedure for people who have glaucoma. The outpatient surgery is designed to lower eye pressure. SLT has an 80-percent success rate with few long-term side effects. Eye doctors increasingly believe SLT should be the first treatment for glaucoma, replacing medicated eye drops. What Is SLT? Selective laser trabeculoplasty […]

woman with almond shaped eyes

Canthoplasty: Surgery for Larger, Almond Eyes

Canthoplasty is a form of reconstructive plastic surgery that tightens saggy eyelids. Also called almond eye surgery, the procedure is performed by oculoplastic surgeons. The eyelid surgery opens your eyes for better vision and for a more natural (and possibly more attractive) appearance. The surgery is almost always considered cosmetic and elective and is not […]

person undergoing intacs surgery

Intacs Surgery: Uses, the Procedure, Outcomes & More

Intacs are an innovative removable device that can stabilize the cornea. Intacs surgery is used to improve nearsightedness and as a treatment for keratoconus.  The surgery consists of placing small plastic arcs into the eye to reshape the cornea. This procedure can help people who are currently not able to see well with glasses or […]

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy: Uses, Procedure, Recovery, and More

Vitrectomy is an oft-successful eye surgery to restore full vision by correcting issues with the retina and vitreous.  The retina collects and organizes information and sends it to the brain. The vitreous is the transparent, gel-like substance between the lens of the eye and the retina. Doctors perform the procedure to repair retinal detachments, retinal […]