Refractive surgery is usually performed to improve eyesight & reduce the dependence on glasses. Technically, correcting the eye’s refractive error (spectacle power) is the primary function of this procedure. It is performed in a patient with stable refraction (glass power).
Refractive eye surgery solves common eyesight problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Different surgical treatments are available for aligning or adjusting the eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea. Before performing any actual treatment, specific tests are performed to determine whether the surgery cab be performend or not, on a patient. If selected, the procedure can be performed after the person’s informed consent.
Some procedures of refractive eye surgery includes Lasik, PRK, SMILE and ICL. It’s an entirely painless procedure done by the qualified Ophthalmologists.
Refractive eye surgery is usually recommended for people with:-
A stable prescription: It is important for the individual’s vision to have stabilized before undergoing refractive eye treatment. Vision changes caused by factors such as hormonal fluctuations or pregnancy should be resolved before considering the procedure of refractive surgery.
18+ of Age: The surgery is typically performed on people over 18, as the prescription gets stabilized by this age.
Overall Good Eye Health: A person should not have eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, or severe dry eye syndrome.
Normal shape of the cornea: A person of normal shape of cornea with adequate thickness is also required for a patient to be a candidate for refractive surgery.
Refractive eye errors are a common cause of vision problems and can occur due to various factors. Here are the primary types of refractive errors:
Refractive eye surgery offers several advantages: