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Three Types of Eye Surgery

Patients who suffer from poor vision have more options than ever when it comes to corrective measures. Advances in eye treatment technology have provided a variety of new treatments and surgeries that can permanently cure eye conditions, thus restoring vision and improving quality of life. Here are summaries of different types of eye surgery:

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  1. LASIK

LASIK has gone through major advances in recent years, increasing safety and providing better outcomes. This procedure utilizes lasers to reshape the cornea. Blurred or distorted vision may occur when the cornea is misshapen. The most common type of distorted vision is myopia, or nearsightedness. Patients who suffer from nearsightedness find it difficult to see objects far away. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK corrects this distortion and restores a patient’s vision.

  1. Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are an eye disease that causes a clouding of the lens. Although they may be relatively harmless at first, over time cataracts can cause serious vision problems. As the cloudiness expands, the lens loses its ability to take in light, causing blurred vision. During a cataract surgery, the lens is removed through incision and replaced with an implant.

  1. Lens Implants

Lens implants are used in a variety of situations, including cataract surgery. However, in recent years, lens implants have also emerged as an alternative to LASIK. Lens implants have proven particularly useful in patients who suffer from severe myopia.

If you want to learn more about the different types of eye surgery, contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld. Serving the New York City area, Mark Hornfeld has over 10 years of experience and can help you decide what type of eye surgery is best for your needs. To schedule a consultation, call our offices at (212) 580-8881.