Like all medical disciplines, ophthalmology is continually evolving. Nowadays, electronically controlled laser systems are increasingly being used.
Range of treatments in Eye surgery
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. In the early stage, it may be noticed as an increased sensitivity to glare and slightly blurred vision. Left untreated, it can lead to severe loss of vision and even blindness. It is treated by replacing the diseased lens with an artificial lens.
In glaucoma, the optic nerve is damaged by increased pressure in the eye. This results in gradual loss of vision. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. If treatment with medication is not sufficient, the pressure within the eye must be surgically reduced.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism of almost any severity can be corrected by clear lens extraction. In this procedure, the natural lens is replaced by an artificial lens.
Squint or strabismus is an eye condition which, if left untreated, can lead to visual impairment. The misalignment of the eyes, which is due to an imbalance in the eye muscles, can be surgically corrected.
Eyelids that fold inwards or sag outwards can lead to irritation of the eye and impairment of the conjunctiva and cornea. This is treated by surgically reconstructing the eyelid.
Treatment of tumours and growths
Tumours and growths of the conjunctiva and in the eyelid area can be surgically removed.
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