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Strabismus (Crossed Eyes): Types, Causes & How to Fix

Strabismus is an eye condition that affects babies, young children, and adults, in which the eyes cross or misalign. One eye points in one direction, whereas the other eye focuses. It occurs for multiple reasons, ranging from family history to stroke.  Although there is no way to prevent being crossed-eyed, treatments can improve and correct […]

Corneal Transplant Surgery Keratoplasty

Corneal Transplant Surgery Keratoplasty: About the Procedure & Who Is a Candidate

Keratoplasty, or a corneal graft, is an operation that removes all or part of a damaged cornea and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A successful corneal transplant can reduce pain, restore vision, and improve the appearance of a diseased or damaged cornea. Who Needs Corneal Transplant Surgery? Several conditions result in corneal transplant surgery, […]

Astigmatic Keratotomy

Astigmatic Keratotomy: Eye Surgery for Astigmatism Correction

Astigmatism is a common eye ailment that is easily corrected by one of three surgeries, including astigmatic keratotomy (AK). Eye doctors have performed AK, also known as accurate keratotomy, for more than a century. Today they achieve better results by using a femtosecond laser to scale back on the excess curvature of the cornea. About […]

Raindrop Eye Surgery

Raindrop Eye Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Raindrop surgery was a preferred surgical method of treating presbyopia. It had advantages over other similar procedures because it did not involve reshaping the cornea, but candidates had to be between 40 and 65 years old. The procedure was halted after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall when a study showed 75 […]

Eye Surgery

KAMRA Inlay Surgery: Pros, Cons, Costs and More

KAMRA inlay surgery is a vision-correction procedure for people who want to correct presbyopia, which is a condition that makes it difficult for someone to refocus accurately on objects both near and far. The surgery involves one eye and takes less than an hour. Recovery time is 24 to 48 hours, although it can take […]

Enucleation of the eye

Enucleation of the Eye (Eye Removal Surgery)

During enucleation, surgeons strive to leave extraocular muscles and remaining orbital contents intact. The structures help with the implant of a prosthetic eye six to eight weeks after the initial procedure. Although enucleation results in loss of visual function, the procedure is performed to enhance a patient’s quality of life. Reasons for Enucleation One of […]

Laser iridotomy eye surgery

Laser Iridotomy Eye Surgery: Procedure, Side Effects, and More

Ophthalmologists perform laser iridotomy to alleviate eye pressure that threatens to cause long-term vision loss. The surgery takes only a few minutes, and its purpose is to minimize the development of glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness. The outpatient procedure can halt further vision loss, but it cannot reverse vision loss that has already occurred. […]

lasek eye surgery

LASEK Eye Surgery: How It Works, Uses & More

LASEK is a kind of refractive surgery that usually involves the use of a solution to help detach the epithelial layer of the eye, which is then scraped to the side using a special tool. Once the eye is reshaped and the refractive error corrected, that flap is moved back.  This flap is very different […]

Contoura vision guided LASIK

Contoura Vision Topography-Guided LASIK: The Difference

Contoura Vision is a topography-guided form of LASIK introduced by the company Alcon. It is the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA. Contoura LASIK is a more customized approach to refractive surgery, taking into account the unique topography of an individual’s eye and adjusting the procedure appropriately. This makes it more […]

YAG eye surgery

YAG Eye Surgery: What It Is, Uses, Outcomes & More

YAG capsulotomies help patients reduce opacification following cataract surgery. This is a fairly common clouding that can occur on the artificial lens inserted during cataract surgery.  Using a laser, surgeons make a small opening, helping to improve your sight within 24 hours. YAG eye surgery is a fairly minor procedure with a quick recovery period. […]

epi lasik laser eye surgery

Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery: Uses, How It Works & Outcomes

Epi-LASIK eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery. It is similar to LASIK but a thinner flap is cut into the eye, not going deeper than the epithelium.  This makes it a good option for patients who may have thinner corneas, helping to prevent corneal ectasia.  The Goal of Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery Epi-LASIK (epithelial […]

scleral buckle eye surgery

Scleral Buckle Eye Surgery Explained

Scleral buckle eye surgery is one option for reattaching a retina. It is often combined with other surgical techniques as part of a more robust treatment plan.  Scleral buckle eye surgery gets its name from a small band that is placed around the eye (the buckle), which helps keep everything in place after the surgery. […]