Different Types Of Laser Eye Treatments

Are you facing problems due to poor vision? There is no need to worry at all as there are a number of treatments for poor sight. One of the popular eye treatments is laser eye treatment which most of the people are nowadays using for their poor vision. There are a number of types of laser eye treatments.

The laser eye treatment is also known as podiatry services Darwin correction or Lasik. It is one of the types of refractive surgery which is done to correct the hypermetropia, myopia and astigmatism. In this, the othalmologist uses the microkeratome or a laser to correct the shape of corneas of your eye.

Types of layer treatments:

PRK: The full form of PRK is photorefractive keratectomy. This type of laser eye surgery is used to correct the small to moderate far sightedness, short sightedness, or the third one is called astigmatism. In this type of laser surgery the doctor uses the laser to correct the size of cornea of your eyes. The laser which is injected in your eye is nothing else but the ultraviolet rays which are cool pulsing beam of light which is put on the surface of your cornea. It is somewhat different from Lasik surgery as the layer is not put beneath the surface of your cornea as it is done in Lasik eye surgery. The other method of performing PRK surgery is with computer imaging cornea.

Lasek: The full form of lasek is laser epithelial keratomileusis. It is called the variant of PRK surgery. In this type of laser surgery first an epithelial surface is created and then the cells of epithelial surface are made loose. This is done with the help of alcohol solution. After that the laser is used to reshape the cornea of your eye and then the flap of the epithelial surface is replaced and secured by the soft contact lens. It is also used to treat the same problems such as farsightedness, near sightedness and astigmatism.

RLE: The full form of RLE laser surgery is refractive lens exchange. It is also called as clear lens exchange. It is more or less similar to the surgery which is done to cure the problem of cataracts. In this type of surgery, the doctors make an incision at the surface of cornea in order to remove the natural lens of your eye and then the gap is replaced by plastic lens or silicone lens. This type of surgery is used to cure the extreme short sightedness and extreme far sightedness in a person.