There are vision problems which cannot be completely cured but rather improved using medical technologies. Refractive surgery helps in fixing vision problems through a series of laser treatments. Refractive eye surgery is a special type of eye surgery which is used to improve the refractive state of the patient eye and thus decrease or eliminate the dependency of the patient on the glasses or contact lenses. It is through this surgery the eye related vision problems are cured. Refractive surgery can include various methods like surgical remodeling of the cornea, lens implantation or lens replacement surgery etc. The refractive surgery thus helps in curing nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia problems of the eye. Among the various types of refractive surgery LASIK surgery is the most popular one which is done through laser. Some of the available refractive surgeries are as follows:
It is through various types of refractive surgeries the eye related vision problems are cured. The surgeries in detail are as follows:
Following is the eligibility criteria for the refractive surgeries
Following are not eligible for the refractive surgery treatment:
The possible side effects of the refractive surgery are as follows:
In case the condition worsens it is advised to consult the doctor immediately.
Some of the post-treatment guidelines after refractive surgery are as follows:
Eyes start to heal immediately after the surgery. One may start having improved vision within 24 hours post surgery. However, the entire recovery process continues for a longer period of time. A patient who has undergone Refractive surgeries generally takes 6-8 weeks to get back to a normal routine.
The price of the Refractive surgeries varies from place to place. It depends upon the quality of the lens you choose and the place where you are opting the surgery. On an average, it can cost you around Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 to get the procedure done.
The results of the Refractive surgeries can be considered as semi-permanent.
Refractive lens exchange and intraocular lens implants are the alternatives for the surgery. Else you can wear glasses to cope up with the vision-related problems.