Eye Surgery Co-management
Eye surgery has been in practice since 1800 B.C., and it’s been steadily evolving ever since. There are a number of procedures for different disorders and conditions, so make sure to consult your eye doctor and ask whether or not surgery is right for you, and if so, what surgery is right for you. McDonald Optical in Iowa City offers expert eye surgery co-management from top-notch optometrists, so before you go under the knife, call McDonald Optical today for some preliminary advice and care.
Types of Eye Surgeries
- A procedure that helps repair droopy eyelids, where the doctor makes a small incision, or removes excess skin, and helps reposition or remove fat.
Cataracts, cloudy spots in the lens of the eye which make it difficult to see clearly, are often alleviated by removing the lens altogether and replacing it with an artificial variant.
The doctor will remove part of a damaged cornea and replace it with donor tissue.
A small tube known as a “shunt” is inserted into the white of the eye. The tube drains extra fluid and helps lower the eye pressure that causes glaucoma.
LASIK(laser in-situ keratomileusis):
A concentrated laser is used to shape and sculpt the cornea, which can help make vision clearer for adults who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
A wide array of corrective procedures that help address and repair a detached or damaged retina. These are multivariate and complex, and it’s recommended that if you’re thinking of getting a retina surgery, you consult your eye doctor about the specifics of what would work best for you.
Eye Muscle Surgery:
Often used to correct strabismus—the condition where the eyes don’t move as a pair—this procedure helps strengthen the eye muscles by either removing sections of defunct muscles or reattaching muscles to a different point in the eye.
How To Know If Eye Surgery Is Right For You
Modern eye surgeries are far more safe and effective than their 1800 B.C. ancestors were, but they are still highly intensive procedures that should be considered, at times, as final alternatives. There are many therapies and other corrective measures that can help cure or relieve eye conditions and diseases before surgery is necessary. However, if you truly feel that eye surgery is the last, or the best, possible option for you, contact your eye doctor and schedule an assessment to see what they have to say.
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