Vision correction: all about eye surgery

How standard eye procedures can improve vision quality

There’s a wide range of surgical procedures to restore vision and support eyesight, ranging from refractive correction to procedures that treat vision disorders. In fact, some of these are among the most commonly performed surgical procedures in modern medicine. If you’re in consultation with an eye specialist, this website will provide you with basic information related to eye surgery.

Standard eye operations include:

Laser Eye Surgery

ZEISS Medical Technology for patients

Nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism are common eye conditions described as refractive errors. These refractive errors can often be corrected with laser surgery. Eye surgeons perform laser procedures to reshape the cornea so that light is properly focused onto the retina in order to ultimately improve vision.

Laser vision correction developed during the 1980s, and continues to advance. Currently, there are three types of laser surgery that employ different techniques. This includes PRK/LASEK, LASIK and SMILE – all commonly performed surgeries that have become viable alternatives to glasses and contact lenses.

SMILE A brief guide to minimally invasive laser eye surgery
LASIK A brief guide to the most widely-practiced laser eye surgery
PRK/LASEK A brief guide to laser eye surgery on the eye surface
Potential risks and costs of laser eye surgery When it comes to vision correction, there are various laser eye surgery options available. Better Vision explains the risks and costs involved.
The laser eye surgery process If you’re considering laser eye surgery, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the information. Better Vision explains each step of the process, and highlights some important questions to ask along the way.
Frequently asked questions about laser eye surgery Considering laser eye surgery? Better Vision answers some of the most frequently asked questions about this vision correction option.
SMILE, LASIK or PRK/LASEK? Treatment comparison Discover how laser eye surgeries compare
Finding the Right Clinic If you’re considering laser eye surgery, it’s important to find a treatment option and clinic best suited to your individual needs. Better Vision compares all the options, and explains how to find the right clinic.
Clinic Finder Find the clinic of your choice near you

Cataract surgery:

Cataracts and their treatment

A cataract is one of the most common reasons for diminished vision quality, and affects most people as they age. It is also the most frequent cause of blindness worldwide. Patients often don’t realise they have cataracts until cloudy vision starts to dramatically impair their daily lives. Left untreated, a cataract may even lead to complete loss of vision. The good news is that a cataract can be treated easily and effectively with a safe, routine procedure. The replacement of the eye-lens blurred by a cataract with an Intraocular Lens (IOL) is currently performed over 20 million times per year worldwide*. Learn more about modern cataract treatment technologies.

*Based on WHO data.

What are Cataracts? When vision becomes cloudy
Causes and Risk Factors of Cataract How to prevent cataracts
Diagnosing and Treating a Cataract Prepare for your appointment
Cataract Surgery Procedures – Step-by-step – Risks and Costs Guidelines for patients interested in cataract surgery
Choosing a Cataract Lens Introducing Intraocular Lenses: What are the differences?
Frequently Asked Questions about Cataract Treatment What you should know about cataract treatment
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